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.
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.
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 travelling to other islands.
Songwriters are welcome to play their tunes as well. On Nov. 12 singer- songwriter Mike Mooney will do just that.
Please contact Dianne at email@example.com with any questions, or to volunteer to be featured reader at upcoming Open Mics.