Donna Morrissey at the Confederation Centre Public Library


Reading by Donna Morrissey at the Confederation Centre Public Library, Thursday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.

The Confederation Centre Public Library and the PEI Writers’ Guild are thrilled to present an intimate public reading by bestselling Newfoundland author Donna Morrissey on Thursday, May 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.

Donna Morrissey has written three vivid novels set within the Nfld. culture.  She has received awards in Canada, the U.S. and England.  Reviewers have compared her depictions of Newfoundland’s terrain and people to the worlds summoned up by Hardy and Faulkner.  Donna’s fiction has been translated into several different languages, and has proven especially popular in Japan, Holland and Germany.  She is also a scriptwriter: Clothesline Patch (a short story) won a Gemini for best production, as well as the best picture prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival.  Her latest novel, What They Wanted, moves away from Nfld. and onto the oilfields of Alberta, and has been hitting the bestseller lists across the country. For more information about Donna, visit

All are welcome, refreshments will be served, and books will be available.


Donna Morrissey Writing Workshop in Charlottetown, May 20

Co-sponsored by the PEI Writers’ Guild and her good friend, David Weale, Donna Morrissey will be presenting a day-long writing workshop on May 20, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 18 Upper Prince Street (a big blue house, find parking along Upper Prince or Walthen Drive which runs parallel).

Details about this incredible six-hour workshop:

• Designed around finding VOICE and writing short fiction from one’s past.

• Fun, intriguing technique of tapping into one’s past and combining truth with fiction to create short stories.

• Includes one, five-page edit of work.

• Designed for beginning writers, those wishing to enrich their writing skills or looking for inspiration/motivation, and, or, those wishing to play with words and develop right brain thinking.

• There is a one-hour break for lunch – brown bag your own.

• Bring something to write on and with.

Donna is the author of four award-winning novels – Kit’s Law, Downhill Chance, Sylvanus Now and What They Wanted as well as a screenplay, Clothesline Patch, which won a Gemini Award. Her work has been translated into Japanese, Dutch, German and Italian. Donna grew up in a small fishing outport in Newfoundland and now lives in Halifax. She has taught creative writing at Dalhousie University and Humber College and she is currently writing her fifth novel, and her first children’s fable.  For more information about Donna, visit

Email: to register, only room for 15 souls, so register early! Fee due at the workshop is $79.00, please come 15 minutes early to register.

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