The PEI Writers’ Guild is excited to announce the shortlist for the 31st Annual Cox and Palmer Island Literary Awards. The winners will be revealed at the gala awards ceremony taking place at theRodd Charlottetown (75 Kent Street) on Saturday, May 26, from 7-10 PM.
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It’s that time of year again! The 2018 Wits & Words Student Poetry Slam will take place Wednesday, April 25th, 7pm, at Receiver Coffee (128 Richmond Street) in Charlottetown. If last year was any indication, it promises to be an exciting, entertaining, and illuminating evening. Space is limited. Come early to get a seat and enjoy the excellent poetry Island students have to offer.
Poets & Pints is a celebration of National Poetry Month featuring a social hour; readings by 4 Island poets including Deirdre Kessler, Jane Ledwell, John MacKenzie and David Hickey; a Q&A moderated by John Flood; and an open mic. Poets & Pints of cosponsored by The Bookmark and PEI’s own poet laureate Deirdre Kessler.
Date: April 16th from 6 PM to 10 PM Where: The Queue, next to Pilot House, 70 Grafton Street
Open Mic Confederation Centre Public Library Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. – Want to read your poetry or prose in a public venue? Join the Confederation Centre Public Library Open Mic., and share your love of poetry and prose by reading before a live audience. Not interested in speaking? Feel free to come along and listen. Please keep speaking time to five minutes. Sign up from 6:30 or telephone or email the library.
The PEI Writers’ Guild is pleased to announce that Matthew MacKay has won Battle Tales III: Return of the Short Story Contest for his marvellous battle tale Bigfoot.
Far from being a story of a legend in the great outdoors that the title suggests, Bigfoot is a gritty urban tale with a strong narrative voice and a confident use of descriptive language that relentlessly moves forward.
Inventive use of the three prompts also makes this story stand out. The prompts evoke the senses and the author doesn’t just dutifully tick the three boxes, but rather creates a potent atmosphere of sound, smell and sight that keeps the reader’s interest.
We here at the PEIWG wish to thank everyone who took part in Battle Tales this year. We hope you enjoyed the contest, and most importantly, that you had fun putting words to page. Thank you all for making it a huge success!