PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic Series – Sharon McKay


Sharon McKay will be the featured reader at the PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic on Thursday, May 4 at 7 pm at Receiver Coffee Co., 128 Richmond Street in Charlottetown. (Please note, this is one week earlier in the month than normally scheduled so it can be included in the annual Reading Town week).

Montreal-born author Sharon E. McKay, young adult writer and Canadian War Artist (CFA-vet, Afghanistan, ’09 & ’13) is known for her novels Charlie Wilcox and Thunder Over Kandahar, and more recently, End of the Line and Prison Boy, both winners of the Atlantic Book Awards. In the past, Sharon has been a television host and newspaper and national magazine columnist. Sharon is now working on a screenplay, ThunderbirdTV, and a new book called Once Upon a Syrian Night. Sharon lives on the Island with her husband David MacLeod, son of retired principal Angus (Gus) MacLeod.

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 The Receiver’s delicious offerings, Sharon will read.

The PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic Series will continue to run on the second Thursday of each month.