PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic Series – Featuring Keir Lowther | Updated

Please note: the open mic has been delayed to March 15.

Keir Lowther will be the featured reader at the PEI Writers’ Guild open mic on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at Receiver Coffee Co., 128 Richmond St., 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 up to 5 minutes. Following a short break to enjoy some of Receiver Coffee’s delicious offerings, Keir will read.

Keir Lowther is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers, and was awarded an apprenticeship by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia.

Keir has received various awards for his short stories, including from the Maritime Writing Competition, the Atlantic Writing Competition and the Island Literary Awards. Keir’s short story, Dirty Bird, was shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards (2007). That story became the foundation for a novel of the same name which won the 2013 Margaret and John Savage First Novel Award at the Atlantic Book Awards, was shortlisted for a Relit Award, a PEI Book Award for Fiction and the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize.

Keir lives with his wife, daughter, son and dog in Prince Edward Island.

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