PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic Series featuring Lee Ellen Pottie

Lee Ellen Pottie will be the featured readers at the PEI Writers’ Guild open mic on Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m. at Receiver Coffee Co., 128 Richmond Street in Charlottetown.

All are welcome to this free event. The first ten writers to sign up may read from their work – poetry or prose – for 5 minutes. Following a short break to enjoy Receiver’s delicious offerings, Lee Ellen will read.

Lee Ellen Pottie is a self-employed coordinator of many things, editor, writer, and reviewer, occasional professor at Misr International University in Cairo, and an amateur photographer and painter. She is completing a poetry manuscript about Vincent Van Gogh, based on his letters and art, and her research. Eight of these poems will be published by Alfred Gustav Press in 2018 in a chapbook called worthless. Lee Ellen has published poetry in the Windsor Review and the anthology Snow Softly Falling: Holiday Stories from Prince Edward Island, and forthcoming in Canada: 150 Years of Poetry. Saturday Morning Chapbooks published her chapbook called From Pushthrough to Madagascar. This October, she was a participant in the Poetry Workshop at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Lee Ellen holds an Honours BA in English from UPEI (1999) and an MA in English and Creative Writing from U. Windsor (2000). She lives in PEI with her husband, Richard Lemm, and their dog, Théo, named for Vincent’s brother.

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