The PEIWG is excited to be hosting the November Open Mic at Receiver Coffee Thursday, November 10, at 7pm. All are welcome to this free event.
The first ten writers to sign up may read from their work – poetry or prose – for 3 to 5 minutes. Following a short break to enjoy some of Receiver Coffee’s delicious offerings, Jennifer Houle, our exciting featured reader, will read from her award-winning debut collection of poetry.
Jennifer Houle grew up in Shediac, N.B., but considers P.E.I. her second home, as she visits family here several times a year. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, and her work has won several awards, including the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick’s Alfred G. Bailey Prize for best poetry manuscript. The poetry in The Back Channels, her first book, speaks to coastal communities and the struggle with identity in the global economy. Houle now lives outside of Fredericton with her husband and two sons.
The Open Mic Series will continue to run on the second Thursday of each month. Due to time constraints, we ask each open mic participant ensure their reading lasts no longer than 5 minutes.