Novel Art! Celebrate the writing of Anthony Bidulka through art-making


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Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Enjoy an evening of literature and art-making with award winning novelist Anthony Bidulka, author of mystery, suspense and thriller novels. 

As Anthony reads aloud from his books, you respond with art! Anthony's books are visually potent, literary mysteries. Art supplies (or bring your own) will be available for you to paint or sketch the novels' characters, rich environments, and mood felt.

This is a relaxed, fun event mingling literature with art and adding a dashing author, Anthony Bidulka! 

There will be book give-aways.

  • Art set up 6:30pm
  • Reading/Art from 7-7:45
  • Q&A, book signing from 7:45-8:15

About the Author

Anthony Bidulka has dedicated his career to writing traditional genre novels in an untraditional way, developing a body of work that often features his Saskatchewan roots and underrepresented, diverse main characters. He tells serious stories in accessible, entertaining, often humorous ways. 

Bidulka’s novel "Going to Beautiful" is the 2023 winner of the Crime Writers of Canada Award for Best Crime Novel. His books have been shortlisted for numerous awards including the Crime Writers of Canada Award of Excellence (three times), the Lambda Literary Award (three times), the Saskatchewan Book Award (five times).  "Flight of Aquavit" was awarded the Lambda Literary Award for Best Men’sMystery, making Bidulka the first Canadian to win in that category. Going to Beautiful, about a gay man rising from the depths of despair in search of joy on the Saskatchewan prairie, also won the Independent Publisher Book Award as the Canada West Best Fiction Gold Medalist.

The University of Saskatchewan inducted Anthony into the College of Education Wall of Honour and presented him the College of Arts and Science Alumni of Influence Award. He received the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Nation Builders Award and was named, along with his husband Herb, Saskatoon Citizen of the Year. For his promotion of Saskatchewan through his writing, co-founding Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan (a leadership retreat for gender and sexually diverse and allied youth), and widespread volunteer and philanthropic efforts in the community, Anthony was honoured by the selection of a two-part park in Saskatoon named Bidulka Park and Bidulka Park North.

In his free time Bidulka loves to travel the world, collect art, walk his dogs, obsess over decorating Christmas trees (it’s a thing) and throw a good party.

June first, Anthony Bildulka will be launching his novel "From Sweetwater Bridge" (Stonehouse Publishing)