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

    • 4 Apr 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery Coffee House & Bistro

    March may have brought with it a snow storm that cancelled our Open Mic, but the good news is that it's created opportunity for us to host TWO Open Mics in April!

    Since we had to cancel our last event we're going to make up for lost time and are excited to host a MAKEUP Open Mic Night at The Gallery Coffee House & Bistro on TUESDAY, APRIL 4th!

    Bring your friends, sign up to perform, read your writing aloud, or listen to other writers perform theirs!  Grab a bite, have a drink, but most importantly ENJOY THIS WONDERFUL EVENT!

    TO PERFORM: If you'd like to read some of your writing aloud as part of one of our future Open Mics, simply EMAIL us at director@peiwritersguild.com and if there's room on the list we'll get you signed up with further details!


    *This event is FREE to attend*

    There is no cost to attend this event. Donations to the Guild will be graciously accepted (but not necessary in order to attend the event)—all donations will be used to further programming and services of the PEI Writers' Guild (including offering bursaries to our workshops)

    (photo from our Open Mic in January, 2023)

    • 19 Apr 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • Zoom

    The Self Publishing Author's Guide to Book Marketing

    A FREE webinar hosted in partnership by the PEI Writers' Guild and FriesenPress. Open to PEIWG members and non-members alike!

    Marketing is one of the most important elements of a self publishing author’s journey. Whether writing is a career goal or a passion project, the right marketing strategy for your book is essential.

    This FREE webinar will provide an overview of the foundational marketing practices needed to build an audience for your book prior to publication and in the long term. We’ll also explore the differences between hiring companies to handle your book promotion versus executing those pieces yourself with or without coaching. 

    Within the vast expanse of publishing, it’s easy for authors to feel overwhelmed. The goal of this webinar is to provide a clear understanding of your options, the marketing services available to you, and develop an informed opinion on how to best move forward with your publishing journey. 

    Who will be facilitating?

    This free webinar will be hosted by CHRISTOPH KONICZEK, a Publishing Consultant with the largest publishing services provider in Canada. Christoph has assisted authors with bringing over 2,000 titles to the market (and counting) in his decade-plus in the trade. 

    Who is FriesenPress?

    This webinar is a partnership between the PEI Writers’ Guild and FriesenPress, the world's only 100% employee-owned publishing services provider. Since 2009, they have helped thousands of authors publish over 8,000 titles. Part of Canada's largest independent book printer, Friesens Corporation, FriesenPress offers professional editing, design, distribution, and promotional support to those seeking to self-publish their books. 

    When, where, how?!

    The webinar will be taking place over Zoom on Wednesday, April 19th, 6pm AST and all of those interested can register on our website at www.peiwritersguild.com

Past events

23 Mar 2023 A MARCH Night at the Gallery - Monthly Open Mic Night
23 Feb 2023 A FEBRUARY Night at the Gallery - Monthly Open Mic Night
26 Jan 2023 A JANUARY Night at the Gallery - Monthly Open Mic Night
26 Nov 2022 Lit Submit Kit - with Sadie McCarney
24 Nov 2022 A NOVEMBER Night at the Gallery - Monthly Open Mic Night
29 Oct 2022 Annual Gathering Meeting 2022 - OCTOBER 29th, 2022
27 Oct 2022 An OCTOBER Night at the Gallery - Monthly Open Mic Night
25 Aug 2022 A Night at the Gallery - Monthly Open Mic Night
21 Jul 2022 A Night at the Gallery - Open Mic Night
25 Jun 2022 The Magic of Memoir - with Marjorie Simmins
21 May 2022 Group Write-In event
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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