Counting Down to Dianne’s Launch

It’s November now, so we are into an exciting month for WWW. Dianne’s book launch, Kathleen’s play, and our annual November retreat will certainly make this November one to remember! Dianne Morrow has been reading poems at literary events from this manuscript for a number of years now while steadily writing more poems and shaping this collection into a powerful whole. It will be a pleasure to actually see this collection of poetry, What Really Happened is This: A Poetry Memoir, in book form. I’m looking forward to it, Dianne! The launch is taking place at The Haviland Club on November 10th at 7 pm. Details below.

 Acorn Press Launches New Poetry Book by Dianne Morrow

Thursday, November 10, 7 p.m., Haviland Club

What Really Happened Is This: A Poetry Memoir by Dianne Hicks Morrow will be launched on Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. at the Haviland Club, corner of Haviland and Water Streets. Everyone is invited.

Written over a period of ten years, this poetry memoir is not only a tribute to Morrow’s mother and father, but also an exploration of the journey we all eventually face — coming to terms with the loss of our parents.

“This moving testimony of a daughter’s love for her ageing parents is courageous, intimate and plain-speaking, qualities that make it hard to put down – a rare achievement in a poetry collection,” states UPEI Writer-in-Residence Louise Oxley, a Tasmanian poet.

At the launch Dianne Morrow will give a reading from her new book, donating her reading fee to the P.K. Page Trust Fund being established by the League of Poets.

Well-known musician Margie Carmichael will play guitar during the book signing. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Morrow has two other books published by Acorn Press: Long Reach Home (poetry) in 2002, and Kindred Spirits: Relationships That Spark The Soul (non-fiction) in 2005. Her award-winning poetry has been published in literary journals across Canada. A
past-president of the PEI Writers’ Guild and a Life Writing course instructor at Seniors College, Morrow was the 2008 recipient of the Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts on PEI.


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