Deep Water Pearls will launch launch at The Mount in Charlottetown, 141 Mount Edward Rd, in the chapel space, this Saturday, December 8th at 1pm.
Thirteen writers dive into the deep emotional waters of their lives to write their most personal, honest stories. In doing so, they transform the grit of female experience into pearls of truth and beauty.
Guided by memoir coach and editor Kathleen Hamilton, the writers reveal the most intimate turning points in their lives, memories deeply charged with meaning, moments after which their lives were never the same.
The stories are diverse: we meet a PEI farm girl exploring her early intuitive knowings, a tattooed millennial struggling with PTSD, a mature academic rebounding from the betrayal of her marriage, and a bride whose wedding day is a triumph over a treacherous past.
Contributors are R.M. Alice, Orysia Dawydiak, Alexandra Dixon, Yvette Doucette, Sharla Goodwin, Kathleen Hamilton, K.J. Johnston, Jo MacKinnon, Liza Oliver, Katie Poirier, Heather S?uin, Hope Sollows, and E.G. Todd. While the writers are all from PEI where many of the stories take place, their journeys take us farther afield to potent moments in their lives in the logging towns of BC and the ranch culture of Utah, to formative experiences in the Magdalene Islands and Newfoundland.