Open Mic with Kathleen Hamilton
Receiver Coffee Co. September 28, 7 pm
To begin the fall and winter open mic series on September 28 at 7 pm at Receiver Coffee Shop on Richmond Street in Charlottetown, the PEI Writer’s Guild and TWiG (The Writer’s in Group) have invited journalist-author Kathleen Hamilton as featured reader.
Hamilton notes that starting out as a journalist has always attracted her to true stories… “to what is real.” She says her most remembered childhood story is The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. “It broke me open in a good way,” says Hamilton. She is the author of the memoir Sex after Baby: Why There is None published by Acorn Press. Hamilton’s first stage play, Shameless Hussies, was a hit comedy in Charlottetown. Her second play, an award-winning accomplishment, was Blonde Moments.
“When I teach, what’s exciting to me is when someone writes the ‘stuff’ that’s tugging at the sleeves of their heart…when they confide their stories and memories, their version of things, in their own voice.”
Hamilton says she is constantly asking herself one question when writing: “Is there a deeper truth? I feel like that’s the most important thing I have to offer.”
At the open mic, Kathleen will read from her current work-in-progress, a coming-of-age memoir entitled High Flying Girl, and will share insights from her own journey into the art of memoir.
The first hour of the open mic is open to others who sign up to read their work. Hamilton will make up the second half.
Cornwall Library Book Sale
Cornwall Library 20th annual book sale takes place September 29 from 12–5 pm and September 30 from 9:30 am–2:30 pm. Proceeds support the Friends of the Cornwall Public Library. Library is at 39 Lowther Dr, Town Hall, Cornwall. 902-629-8415, www.library.pe.ca
Eptek Centre Book Club
The members of the Eptek Centre Book Club will meet Thursday, October 5 at 7 pm when they will discuss The Age of Hope by David Bergen. This work of fiction spans some fifty years of Hope Koop’s life in the second half of the 20th century, from traditionalism to feminism and beyond. New members are welcome. Eptek Centre is a site of the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation and is located at 130 Heather Moyse Dr, Summerside waterfront. 902-888-8373
Improve your literacy skills
Shawn Stewart’s kids inspired him to go back to school and earn his GED. His passion and dedication to learning earned him PEI’s 2017 Council of the Federation Literacy Award. Premier MacLauchlan presented the award recently, and said that improving literacy skills means Shawn is well on his way to making big things happen for his young family. For info here on how to upgrade your own education.
Giant Used Book Sale
A Giant Used Book Sale takes place October 14 from 9 am–4 pm at Hampshire, Community Hall, Civic # 851 Rte 225, just minutes from Clow’s General Store. All books are $1. Proceeds go to help educate girls in Africa There are books for adults, young adults and children’s. Bring the kids and browse and for your winter storm stayed material.
Karen Forrest to lecture
Karen Forrest, The Angel Lady®, will offer a free, open to the public, lecture on Secrets In Talking to Dead People. It takes place at the Summerside Rotary Library, 57 Central Street, Summerside, on October 24, 7–8 pm. Forrest, Canadian author of Angels of the Maritimes and Angel Lady of the Maritimes, resides in Cornwall, and is a professional medium and spiritual counsellor.