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The Magic of Memoir - with Marjorie Simmins

  • 25 Jun 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Charlottetown (TBA)


  • The PEIWG offers a bursary position for every workshop, with the priority going to our 2SLGBTQ+, BIPOC, and other underserved literary communities.

    Please email us at peiwritersguild@gmail.com to let us know if this could be a viable option for you.
  • - A full-day, in-person, memoir writing seminar.

    - Limited to 10 participants to allow for a total
    interactive experience.

    - Opportunity for each participant to submit up
    to 10 pages of writing prior to workshop for
    Marjorie to evaluate and offer feedback on.

    - Due to the pre-seminar writing evaluation
    component, the deadline to register is SATURDAY, JUNE 11th.
  • We're celebrating the end of the 2022 school year by offering a 50% student discount to this amazing memoir writing workshop!

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The PEI Writers' Guild is thrilled to be presenting this exclusive in-person, full-day memoir writing seminar hosted by award winning journalist and memoirist Marjorie Simmins.

The Magic of Memoir - with Marjorie Simmins will give participants the opportunity, prior to the workshop, to submit up to 10 pages of a work in progress to Marjorie for her to evaluate and offer feedback on to help develop the work. This full-day workshop will also include writing prompts, include writing prompts, word and story games, readings, and discussions. Marjorie will also be bringing some of her large personal memoir library with her for participants to view. Following the workshop, Marjorie will also be signing copies of her book, Memoir: Conversations and Craft, as well as offering her other three titles for sale.

Marjorie Simmons is the author of the popular memoir Coastal Lives, as well as being an award-winning writer and journalist who teaches memoir writing across Canada. Her many books are available on Amazon, through the Nimbus Publishing website, or in independent bookstores throughout the country.

This special event will take place SATURDAY, JUNE 25th, 2022 from 10:00 a.m–3:00 p.m in Charlottetown at the historic Haviland Club.  

Registration for this event is limited to 10 participants, and the cost is $150 per registrant. Due to the pre-seminar writing evaluation component, the deadline to register is Saturday , JUNE 18th 2022.

***To REGISTER, simply click on the available LINK located at the bottom of this email or visit our website at www.peiwritersguild.com***

About Marjorie Simmins

Marjorie Simmins has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of British Columbia, a Certificate in Adult Education from Dalhousie University, and a Research Master of Arts in Literacy Education, at Mount Saint Vincent University. She teaches memoir writing across Canada, at venues such as at the UBC Alumni Centre, in Vancouver, BC (2016); at StoryFest, in Hudson, QC (2017); at Thinkers Lodge, Pugwash, NS (2014-2019); and the Fortress of Louisbourg, NS (2019). In September 2020, she took part in the Cabot Trail Writers Festival. In November 2020, she was awarded the prestigious Established Artist Recognition Award by Arts Nova Scotia.

Simmins’s fourth title, Somebeachsomewhere: The Harness Racing Legend from a One-Horse Stable, was released for publication in the spring of 2021, with Nimbus Publishing.

For more on Marjorie, information can be found on her website by clicking HERE

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