Saskatchewan Writers Guild


Founded in 1969, the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is a provincial cultural organization that represents writers in all disciplines and at all levels of achievement. It operates as a not-for-profit provincial cultural organization, fosters excellence in Saskatchewan writing and promotes public awareness of our literature. It acts as an advocate to improve the status of Saskatchewan writers, encourages the development of writers of all ages and levels through educational opportunities and strives to improve public access to Saskatchewan writers and their work. Membership is open to writers and those interested in Saskatchewan writing.

SWG entry in The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan: A Living Legacy

Mandate and Fundamental Statements


The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is a not-for-profit membership-driven organization that strives to sustain and enhance an environment in Saskatchewan where writers and all forms of writing flourish; to promote the well-being of all writers; and to advocate on their behalf.


As an advocate for the art and craft of writing, the vision of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is to continually support and promote all writers and their vital contributions to a healthy and vibrant society.


The mission of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is to support writers by raising public awareness of the value of the work of Saskatchewan writers; to advocate on behalf of writers and work to improve their economic status; to foster a sense of community among writers; to promote excellence in writing; and to support and facilitate public access to and participation in writing.


In all its endeavours the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild offers its members, colleagues and the public the highest standards of leadership, service and professionalism. The SWG is an inclusive organization open to all interested in writing; provides programs and services that are accessible to its members and to the public; is open and accountable in decision-making and the management of Guild resources. The SWG welcomes and encourages member participation; respects the skill, professionalism and diversity of writers; embraces and fosters diversity and inclusiveness; and supports and encourages all writers.