Steven Mayoff will be the featured reader at the PEI Writers’ Guild open mic on Thursday, June 13th at Receiver Coffee Co., 128 Richmond St., in Charlottetown at 7pm.
Steven Mayoff was born and raised in Montreal and moved to Prince Edward Island in 2001. His fiction and poetry have appeared in literary journals across Canada, the U.S. and abroad. His books include the story collection Fatted Calf Blues (Turnstone Press, 2009), the novel Our Lady Of Steerage (B&B, 2015), the poetry chapbook Leonard’s Flat (Grey Borders Books, 2018) and the full-length poetry collection Swinging Between Water and Stone (Guernica Editions, 2019).
Leonard’s Flat is a chapbook of ten linked poems based on ten paintings by Mayoff’s uncle Len Fligel who was an artist and teacher in Glasgow, Scotland. Swinging Between Water and Stone is a collection of poems comprising four sections, roughly representing the four stages of the never-ending reincarnation cycle: birth, life, death and rebirth.
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, Steven will read.
This is the last open mic from the PEI Writers’ Guild before our summer break. We will return this fall with a whole new slate of readers, and will continue to run on the second Thursday of each month.