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Art at Bridgefest

There will be art at Bridgefest this year. From June 16–18, there will be an exhibition of Island  [ ... ]

Brackley Beach venue

The Brackley Beach Community Centre has openings for groups who would like to rent the venue for per [ ... ]

Le Salon du livre
June 1–3

The 2017 Prince Edward Island Book Expo Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that its 3rd edition will take place from June 1 to 3 at Centre Belle-Alliance, Summerside. At Le Salon du livre, you can choose from thousands of books to purchase but you will also have an opportunity to meet authors and participate in activities involving books, reading and writing. Whether you are learning French or are the parent or relative of a child who reads in French, you will want to participate in Le Salon du livre: a unique cultural experience for everyone. The full program is available on the event’s website at salondulivreipe.com

 

Workshop on how to write for children and young adults
July 13–15

One of the writing workshop leaders, Cynthia GoodThe University of Prince Edward Island is partnering with Humber College to present The Insider’s Guide to Writing and Publishing for Young Readers, a workshop for writers of literature for children and young adults. Join presentors July 13 to 15 in Charlottetown for a workshop full of practical suggestions and writing inspiration. Created by facilitators Cynthia Good and Rick Wilks, the workshop first ran in Charlottetown in 2015 as a partnership between Holland College and Toronto’s Humber College. This summer, UPEI and Humber are joining forces to offer an expanded workshop. More time will be devoted to writing feedback, and a session has been added with kids’ book marketing expert Tom Ryan. Each workshop day is divided into writing and publishing segments. There will be the opportunity to get feedback on one chapter of your book, if you have a manuscript. The publishing segments will look at the current publishing landscape, explore traditional and self-publishing models, provide business details, and help you to construct a query letter for publishers and literary agents. Each participant will leave the workshop with new directions for their manuscript, enriched knowledge of publishing, and an effective query letter. Cynthia Good has been a leader in the publishing industry for many years. She was appointed the first editorial director of Penguin Books Canada and went on to become president and publisher. After Penguin she joined Humber College. Rick Wilks co-founded Annick Press in 1975 and has been its sole director since 2000. Rick oversees all aspects of the publishing process, with a special emphasis on acquisitions. Rick also co-founded the National Reading Campaign. For information, details on the workshop, accommodations, and how to register, visit creativearts.humber.ca/pei.

 
Knutsford Used Book Sale 
May 27

A used book sale will take place May 27 from 8 am–4 pm at Knutsford Community Centre, 2777 O’Leary Road, Knutsford. All books will sell for $1. All Proceeds go to help educate girls in Africa. On sale will be books for adults, young adults and children. 

 
PEI–Tasmania Writer-in-Residence Exchange

This year, a PEI writer will be selected by the Tasmania Writers’ Centre to serve as the PEI Writer-in-Residence in Tasmania. The residency is co-sponsored by: the Tasmania Writers’ Centre; the University of Tasmania; and the UPEI Faculty of Arts, Department of English, and Institute of Island. Applicants must be year-round PEI residents, have a high calibre of publications in any genre(s), and have experience in teaching creative writing and/or conducting creative writing workshops. Since airfare is not provided, applicants should preferably be Canada Council-eligible to apply for a Canada Council of the Arts travel grant. For information and application instructions, visit the PEI Writers’ Guild website: www.peiwritersguild.com/. Look for “Call for Applications: PEI-Tasmania Writer-in-Residence-Exchange.” 

 

Goin’ to the Corner Vol 2

The Elmsdale and Area Historical Society wishes to remind people that copies of Volume 2 of Goin’ to the Corner, dealing with the people of Elmsdale and Brockton in West Prince are still available. The remaining copies of volume 2 are being transferred to the Alberton Museum and will be available through Arlene Morrison This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the proceeds going to the work of the Alberton Museum. Copies are also on sale at the Elmsdale Cornner Gas and at the Alberton Pharmacy. Copies of the two updates are available free by email only from John A. C. Wilson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sharing the microphone

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We Are Women

June 11
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