A favourite event among Island writers and literature lovers, the annual public reading by UPEI’s Creative Writing Master Class, will take place on Monday, November 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building.
The reading will showcase emerging and seasoned writers: Colleen MacQuarrie, Louise Burley, Kandace Hagen, Lorraine Clements, Michelle Barton, Hailey Hennessey, Allysha Leuschen, Rose Henbest, Morgan Sewell, Lorraine Rumson, Elaine Graham, and Victoria Jewells.
Several writers will read from their memoirs: about growing up in a boarding house in downtown Charlottetown; witnessing decades of transformations in an eastern PEI rural community; coming of age on a Saskatchewan farm amidst the richness of the Prairie landscape; being the parent of a transgendered child; dealing with physical disabilities and corrective surgery.
Fiction writers and poets will give us glimpses of: a passionate affair between a puritanical man and a sensual woman; a friendship between a young prince and a stable boy in a Medieval kingdom; the challenges of gender identity, sexuality, and amorous relationships in the 21st century; the blessings and tribulations of childhood and parenting; the vortex of substance abuse and rehabilitation; the spectrum of longings, sorrows, revelations, and joys that rainbows our lives.
The reading is sponsored by the UPEI English Department. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.