Laurie Brinklow featured reader at Haviland Club Open Mic Nov. 12

Laurie Brinklow featured reader at Haviland Club Open Mic Nov. 12

Host Dianne Hicks Morrow, PEI poet laureate, invites readers and listeners to the 2nd Open Mic event at the Haviland Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 12. Readers can sign up at 7 p.m. to read their poetry or prose for anywhere from two minutes to eight.

The featured reader that evening will be Laurie Brinklow, poet, editor, and former book publisher from Charlottetown. In 1993 she founded Acorn Press, which she sold in 2010 to pursue her PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Tasmania. Her PhD research explores people’s attachment to islands by examining “islandness” in Tasmania and Newfoundland and has been published in academic and popular culture journals. She will read some new poems inspired by her interviews with Newfoundland writers Wayne Johnston, Lisa Moore, John Steffler, and Bernice Morgan, as well as several artists and writers from Tasmania.

Her poems have been published in various literary journals in Canada and Tasmania, in the chapbook Scars (Saturday Morning Chapbooks), and have been broadcast on CBC Radio. Her first full volume of poems, Here for the Music (Acorn Press), was published in 2012. The mother of two daughters, Laurie lives in Charlottetown when she’s not traveling to other islands.

Songwriters are welcome to play their tunes as well. On Nov. 12 singer- songwriter Michael Mooney will do just that.

Admission is free, or by donation. Please contact Dianne at peipoetlaureate@gmail.com with any questions.

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