We're navigating COVID-19 and adapting out event calendar accordingly. Expect to find a mix of online workshops and in-person workshops that adhere to public health guidelines (when it is safe to do so). Bear with us while we transition, and follow us on Facebook for all the latest!

Workshop Offerings

    • 21 May 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online / Zoom

    The PEI Writers Guild is hosting another online opportunity for you to come together with other writers, share what we’d all like to individually work on for the morning, go off on our own to write and come back together a couple of hours later for a quick check in on what we’ve accomplished!

    This writing event will take place on Saturday, May 21st from 9:30am to 12:30pm via Zoom.

    *We are NOT charging for this event*

    About Jolene Jackson

    Jolene Jackson is a sucker for romance and is currently working towards completing her first historical romance novel. A lover of stories in many formats, she loves books, movies, podcasts, and if she’s not doing any of these things she can generally be found in the garden with her hands deep in the dirt. Jolene lives in Charlottetown with her two aptly named cats, Mayhem and Chaos.
    • 25 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Charlottetown (TBA)

    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, May 28th, 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 MONDAY, MAY 9th 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

Past events

27 Apr 2022 Poetry Circle - In celebration of poetry month!
23 Apr 2022 Group Write-In event
26 Mar 2022 Group Write-In event
24 Mar 2022 Coming Closer: A Memoir Writer (and Teacher) Muses on the Craft
26 Feb 2022 Group Write-In event
16 Feb 2022 Reset Your Goals, Reset Your Energy - with Jenene Wooldridge
20 Jan 2022 Grant Writing Webinar for Creatives
26 Aug 2021 Wild Threads Literary Festival
23 Jun 2021 Book Marketing: An Introduction
6 Jun 2021 The Art of Blogging: A Virtual Panel
19 May 2021 Self-Publishing 101 with C.E. Flores
6 May 2021 Funnier in an Hour: Comedic Storytelling with Heather Jordan Ross
2 Feb 2021 Comedic Storytelling
3 Nov 2020 Drop the Mic: Intro to Spoken Word
22 Feb 2020 Framing Your Short Story: An Outlining Workshop for Young Writers
25 Jan 2020 The Magic of Story: A Workshop with Julie Pellissier-Lush
23 Nov 2019 Crossing Over: Screenwriting 101
12 Oct 2019 Writing for Healing #2: Journalling with Soul
22 Aug 2019 Wild Threads Creative Writing Symposium
13 Jul 2019 Writing as a Tool for Healing: A Life Writing Workshop with Trevor Corkum & Joshua Lewis
13 Apr 2019 The Choice to See: A Poetry Workshop with Chad Norman
9 Feb 2019 Heat Rising: Writing the Romantic Revolution
13 Oct 2018 Villains: The Characters We Love to Hate with Crime Novelist Anne Emery
22 Sep 2018 Walking, Writing, and Memory Mapping
14 Apr 2018 PEIWG Workshop for Wild Apricot
13 Jan 2018 Weaving the Narrative – A Workshop
18 Nov 2017 Writing a Memoir

Update from the Workshop Committee:

If you would like to facilitate a workshop for the PEI Writers' Guild,
please get in touch with us!

We're looking for workshops on all aspects of writing—all levels and all genres. 

Link: Workshop Facilitator

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