Ivy Wigmore and Douglas Malcolm Featured Readers at Haviland Club Open Mic March 9

The talented writing couple, Ivy Wigmore and Douglas Malcolm, will be featured readers at the Haviland Club Open Mic on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m.

Well-known to Buzz readers as a regular contributor, Ivy Wigmore’s day job is content editor on WhatIs.com, an online tech encyclopedia. She writes for The Buzz as the much-needed antidote to writing about enterprise software. Art? Music? Theatre? Yes, please. Ivy’s ongoing free-time projects include a book of Island ghost stories, a book of personal essays, and a motley assortment of other half-finished endeavors. Her stock line is that throughout her career she’s written about everything from quantum theory to a bicycling bear. Along the way, she’s “published some poetry and a couple of short stories, and won a few PEI Literary awards.”

Douglas Malcolm has won the Milton Acorn Prize for Poetry and the Guardian Feature Article Award. He has published his poetry in various small magazines and anthologies and has read his poems on Atlantic regional CBC. He also has published a wide variety of other material including book reviews, feature articles, and scholarly work. Douglas works for DeltaWare Systems, a PEI IT company. He and his wife Ivy live in Charlottetown a block-and-a-half from the (former) hospital where she was born and about a mile up the road from the house where she and her many siblings grew up.

Guest host will be Orysia Dawydiak, novelist, children’s author, and non-fiction writer, as well as PEI’s most recent recipient of the Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts. She invites those who like to be read to, and/or wish to read from their own writing, to attend.

Everyone is welcome. Admission is free or by donation. Readers can sign up at 7 p.m. to read their own poetry or prose, for up to five minutes, to a friendly audience.

Please contact peipoetlaureate@gmail.com with any questions.

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