The Writing Pool’s Weekly Writing Post™ 2015 November 8-14 Edition

The Writing Pool’s Weekly Writing PostTM 2015 November 8-14 Edition Welcome to The Writing Pool’s Weekly Writing PostTM! We provide you with a free weekly newsletter filled with notices about contests, events, conferences, and other information that might be useful or of great interest to writers of all leanings. Meanwhile, calls for submission to literary…

Thorns by Maggie Lillo

Here’s a shared poem!   Thorns   This is an ill-humored spring full of vicious rages, sullen gray apologies, weeks of cold silence It isn’t funny any more, patience is lagging Time to let it go, spring forward… Blow away your angry monologue, there is nothing left to say   The birds have hope Oblivious…

Michael Hennessey wins 1st place for play

  Michael Hennessey of Charlottetown has received word that his play, THE SEARCH FOR EILEEN SULLIVAN, has placed first in a one-act playwriting contest dealing with the Irish diaspora to North America, organized by Montrealer Byron Toben, The winning play carries with it a prize of $500. Second place went to Anne Phelan of Brooklyn,…

VALERIE COMPTON: NEW PEI NOVELIST

Winter’s Tales Author Reading Series Contact: Dr. Richard Lemm – 566-0389, rlemm@upei.ca   Valerie Compton, born and raised on PEI, has recently published her first book, Tide Road, a historical novel set on the Island. She will give a public reading on Monday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m., in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building at…

THE ISLAND FICTION READER: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW FICTION

Prince Edward Island’s Acorn Press invites writers to submit unpublished short stories for a new anthology of fiction by PEI writers, to be published in spring 2012. Potential contributors must have a significant Prince Edward Island connection, for example: born or raised in Prince Edward Island, lived in Prince Edward Island for six months of the past two years; or another strong…

Island Book Wins National Award: CBC’s “Best Mystery”

  It’s a “Bookie” for “Revenge of the Lobster Lover” published by The Acorn Press, Charlottetown. It’s a mystery set on the island, published on the island, and written by Hilary MacLeod, who considers the island “home.”   The CBC Book Club, an online entity, has launched the “Bookies” contest to celebrate the genres of…