Yorkton Story Slam went virtual this year, to ensure everyone's health and safety.
Five entries were received, each recorded by the story teller. The judges listened to each, and announced the winner, Escape from Manhole by CV Sastry, on Oct. 29.
Each of their stories can be heard below.
Thank you to the five judges, who you can read about by scrolling down the page.
Michelle is a school counsellor at Dr. Brass Elementary School. She spends her free time with her husband, adult children, her dog Lucy, and cat Jane. She enjoys reading, watching baseball, and volunteering her time with various community programs and groups. Michelle was privileged to complete the practicum portion of a Master of Social Work as the library social worker at YPL.
Marj was born and raised in the outlaying rural area, and now resides in Yorkton.
She has five books published that are written under the pseudonym Marsha Olivia Meadows. They are the Jessica Trilogy, Dark Cold Ice and most recently Bar-B-Que which was published in March of 2020.
Calvin is a Saskatchewan-born self-taught journalist. He is editor of Yorkton This Week, with more than 25 years in the newspaper business. He has numerous Saskatchewan Weekly Newspaper Association awards, various other honours for writing, and has freelanced stories around the world. Calvin has written eight books to date. He is also a disc golf aficionado.
Amber is the new branch manager of the Yorkton Public Library. She is a community-minded volunteer, a supermom, fisherman and bookworm.
Tricia is a local writer, storyteller and bee keeper who resides in Yorkton with her husband and three talented daughters. She is the organizer of Wonderscape Creative Arts Retreats and most recently a Culture Days Event, Writing Barefoot: Infusing play and purpose into your writing.