David Helwig and Judy Gaudet are the featured readers at Haviland Club Open Mic, Monday Nov 10th at 7 pm. Host Dianne Hicks Morrow, PEI poet laureate, invites everyone who likes to be read to, and everyone willing to read from their own poetry or prose.
David Helwig is a distinguished Canadian poet, novelist and editor living on the Island for the past 18 years. For many years previously he was a professor of English at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He has also worked as story editor for CBC TV and lived as a freelance writer. Helwig has written fifteen books of poetry, including the Atlantic Poetry Award winning The Year One (Gaspereau, 2004.) His most recent collections are The Sway of Otherwise (Oberon, 2008) and Seawrack (Frog Hollow, 2013). He has been awarded the Matt Cohen prize from the Writers’ Trust of Canada for a lifetime of distinguished literary work (2007), and has been made a member of the Order of Canada (2009). He served as PEI’s poet laureate from 2008 to 2009.
Judy Gaudet has written a chapbook, Poems, You Say (Saturday Morning Chapbooks 2003), and two volumes of poetry, Her Teeth are Stones (Acorn 2005) and Conversation with Crows (Oberon 2014, to be launched Nov 25th at the Beaconsfield Carriage House). She has been a genealogist, teacher-librarian and teacher, and mother of three. Her poetry celebrates the natural world and explores her Island history.
Everyone is welcome. Admission is free or by donation. Readers can sign up at 7 p.m. to read their own poetry or prose to a friendly audience, up to five minutes.
Please contact Dianne at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.