A Bold Vision

Laurie Brinklow

Laurie Brinklow is thrilled to be nominated for A Bold Vision, a conference being held in Prince Edward Island in September, as part of the 2014 celebrations of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference sesquicentennial. When 23 men met in Charlottetown PEI in 1864, their collective thinking and visioning ultimately led to the formation of Canada. The organizers want to know, what do 23 women envision for our country for the next 150 years? The conference will be a momentous leadership event that combines bold visioning for Canada’s future with a celebration of women leaders from across our nation. Here’s the nomination! http://aboldvision.ca/portfolio/laurie-brinklow/

Delta of Venus – Erotic Writing Workshop with Kathleen Hamilton

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Women and trans women are invited to join writing coach Kathleen Hamilton for Delta of Venus, an afternoon of writing erotica.  In the tradition of Anais Nin, a pioneer in writing sexual experience from a woman’s point of view, and who wrote that “only the united beat of sex and heart together can create ecstasy”, this new writing workshop will guide participants to explore their own language of sex and the senses.
Kathleen Hamilton is the author of Sex After Baby: Why there is None published by Acorn Press. A former journalist, Kathleen is also a multiple award-winning playwright (Shameless Hussies, Blonde Moments), screenwriter and poet. As a teacher, Kathleen inspires and coaches women to write and sometimes perform their own material. Coached by Kathleen, students have won literary and theatrical awards and grants, performed solo material on stage, and become published authors.
The workshop is part of the Sexuality Gender Health Expo. Find out more about other events! https://www.facebook.com/events/239102176243921/
Kathleen’s new Delta of Venus workshop, part of the Sexuality Gender Health Expo, will be held on Saturday, October 26, Room 202, Murphy’s Community Centre, 2:00-5:00 p.m.  Beginning writers welcome.
Registration cost is $25. To register or for more info, contact Jane or Michelle at 902-368-4510 or info@peistatusofwomen.ca.

Dianne Hosts Open Mike Series!

Dianne Hicks Morrow invites the public to her first Open Mike event this Tuesday at 7 p.m. Writers and readers are invited to share their writing, whatever the genre– poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir, etc.

“Everyone who attends has the choice to read or to be read to, or both. If it’s your first time at an Open Mike, you may prefer to sit back and be entertained. This will be a cosy setting with a friendly audience, especially if you are a first-time reader,” says Morrow. “There will be a sign-up sheet when you arrive. You can read anywhere from 1 to 10 minutes, whatever works for you.”
The featured reader on October 8 will be Robbin Mayem, a member of the TWiG writing group. Those who wish to be featured readers at future Open Mikes are asked to contact Morrow at peipoetlaureate@gmail.com
Admission is free (or by donation toward room rental fee). There will be a cash bar available.