Per­form­ers Café starts new sea­son

Moose Jaw - - Faces of the Region - Fes­ti­val of Words’ Sarah Simi­son (left) and Amanda Far­nel (right) with Emerg­ing Award Win­ner Terri Bos­ner. Mark Fen­ton reads a riv­et­ing ex­cerpt. Regina’s Wil­liam John Ste­wart

The Saskatchewan Fes­ti­val of Words kicked off its new sea­son of its pop­u­lar event Per­form­ers Café at Mitsu Café on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 7th. Along with sev­eral per­for­mances, rang­ing from songs, to poems and read­ing ex­cerpts from short sto­ries, the Fes­ti­val of Words also an­nounced its 2017/18 Per­form­ers Café RBC Emerg­ing Artist Award.

The win­ner of the award was poet and writer Terri Bos­ner, a pop­u­lar per­former at Fes­ti­val of Words’ Per­form­ers Café. Along with the award, Bos­ner was pre­sented with $1,000.

The Saskatchewan Fes­ti­val of Words started this award to sup­port head­lin­ers at Per­form­ers Café. “Dur­ing the month of Au­gust, the pub­lic voted for their favourite per­former and the win­ner re­ceives a plaque and $1,000,” said Amanda Far­nel, Op­er­a­tions Co­or­di­na­tor at Fes­ti­val of Words. Bos­ner ex­pressed thanks for re­ceiv­ing the award. The next Per­form­ers Café will be held on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 25.

Here are some of the per­form­ers who kicked off this sea­son of Per­form­ers Café.

Terri Bos­ner per­forms some pieces from her col­lec­tion.

Per­form­ers Café’s head­liner Vic­tor Mclean

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