Almost a quarter-century ago, Mitch Diamantopoulos, Margaret Kovach and I were student activists at the University of Regina. We helped to organize the student response to the education cuts implemented by Grant Devine’s regime and we participated in organizing the “If you love this province” demonstration of the late 80’s. It is on record as the largest political demonstration in Saskatchewan’s history.
Fast forward almost 25 years and voila! Not only do the three of us have new books published, but each of our books has also been nominated for a Saskatchewan Book Award! The one Mitch edited is a nominees for Publishing in Education, Maggie’s book is a finalist in the Scholarly Writing category, and mine is in the running for the First Book Award! How cool is that?
The SBA winners will be announced and celebrated at a gala dinner and fundraiser on November 27 at the Conexus Centre of the Arts in Regina. Get the details and order your tickets over at the SBA website.
Regarding our books (which you can ask your local library to order or you can purchase from your local, independent bookseller, if you’re fortunate enough to have one in your community, or buy directly from the author/editor or publisher):
Canadian Plains Research Center – University of Regina, -30-: Thirty Years of Journalism and Democracy in Canada, The Minifie Lectures, 1981-2010, Mitch Diamantopoulos
Margaret Kovach, Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts (University of Toronto Press)
Bernadette Wagner, this hot place (Thistledown Press)
Win or lose, the revolutionary plotting, planning and penning will go on!