A few new items for summer reading, including one contest for young writers.
Welcome to summer. Happy beach reading and writing.
The PEI Writers’ Guild and the Department of English at UPEI are co-hosting much-loved author Sheree Fitch as Writer in Residence during June 21-28.
Sheree is a children’s author, poet, and novelist with more than 25 publications. She has received numerous awards, and has given presentations and workshops on many topics in Canada and abroad. Her writing for both children and adults has been described as “exuberant, joy-filled and wise.” Her readings are “magical” and her workshops “inspirational.”
Sheree’s two workshops will be on Saturday, June 27: “Writing Children’s Literature — SERIOUS Nonsense, Word Play & UTTER Stuff” at 9:30-12:00, and “How To Write That Book You Need to Write” at 1:00-3:30. Both workshops will be in Room 320, Main Building at UPEI.
Register soon because seating is limited.
Check out our “Workshop” section and click on Sheree Fitch’s Workshop
Welcome to the busy months of May and June. Happy reading and writing!
Enjoy the better weather, National Poetry Month, and thoughts of writing outside in the warmth.
Prince Edward Island and Tasmania
Prince Edward Island writers are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for this year’s Writers Exchange with Tasmania. The successful applicant will be offered a three-week residency in Hobart this September.
Writers must have:
- a high calibre of published work in any genre(s);
- a background in teaching creative writing;
- public speaking skills; and
- the ability to travel to Tasmania in September 2015.
Applicants must submit:
- a completed Expression of Interest;
- a sample of their work; and
- the names and contact details of two referees.
Email applications must be received by 28 February 2015 and sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful applicant will be contacted in mid-March.
The Prince Edward Island and Tasmania Writers’ Exchange is supported by the University of Tasmania, the University of Prince Edward Island, the PEI Writers’ Guild, and the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre. All inquiries must be directed to the Tasmanian Writers Centre.
To download the Expression of Interest: tasmaniaexchangeletterofinterest2015