Announcing the 2021 Schedule

The PEI Writers’ Guild is proud to present the Wild Threads Literary Festival for 2021
Registration packages will be announced shortly!

*This schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

12:30 pmRegistration at Haviland Club
1-2:30 pm Christine Gordon Manley
Editing: Inclusive Language and Best Practices
1-2:30 pmSadie McCarney Finders Keepers: A Found Text Writing Workshop  
4-6 pmRegistration (location TBD) & Welcome Reception
6:15 pm The Laureates: In Conversation with Present and Past Poet Laureates, featuring Julie Pellissier-Lush, Tanya Davis & Deirdre Kessler

Friday, August 27th, 2021

7-8:15 Morning yoga with Terrilee Bulger
8:30-9 Registration at Haviland Club
9-10:15 Deirdre Kessler, Writing for Children  
9-10:15David Huebert, Eco-fiction
9-10:15 Christine Gordon Manley, Editing: Working with Book Length Texts
11:00-12 Art Talk with Tanya Davis
11:00-12 Poetry of the Breath with Trevor Corkum & Joshua Lewis
12-1 pm Lunch Break
1:30-2:30VIRTUAL: Publishing Trends in 2021 with Jared Bland (McLelland & Stewart)
3-4:00VIRTUAL: Elephants in the Living Room & Skeletons in the Closet: Writing About Family
with Euphemia Fantetti
3-4:00Perfecting the Pitch with Shaun Bradley with Transatlantic Agency
4-4:15 Coffee Break
4:15-4:30 Regional Publishing Panel with Bren Simmers (Island Studies Press) and
Terrilee Bulger (Nimbus) Moderated by John Flood
8-10pmWild Threads Inspired: Public Readings. Featuring Deborah Langston, David Huebert & Georges Arsenault. Special

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

7-8:15amMorning yoga with Terrilee Bulger
9-10:15am Money Talks: The Art of Grant Writing with Julie Bull
9-10:15VIRTUAL: Creating Unforgettable Moments in YA with Andre Fenton
9-10:15Poetry of the Breath with Trevor Corkum & Joshua Lewis
10:15-11:00Coffee break
11-12Deep Diving: Songwriting as Medicine: An Interactive Conversation with Tara MacLean (Old Triangle)
1:30-2:30VIRTUAL: Mystery Workshop with Cynthia Good
3-4pmVIRTUAL: The Courage Room: Writing and Health for the Body-Mind-Spirit with Karen Connelly
3-4 pmWriting as a Call to Action with El Jones
3-4 pmThe Legacy of LM Montgomery with Deirdre Kessler
4:30-5:30First Page Challenge. Guest panel Genevieve Loughlin (Acorn), Lori Mayne & Shaun Bradley
8-10pmWild Threads Cabaret: featuring Tanya Davis, El Jones, Tara MacLean. Hosted by Fraser McCallum

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

10am- 12 pm Personal & Professional Branding for Market & Audience with Patti Larsen /
One-on-one pitch sessions with Agent Shaun Bradley (Sign up details to come)
3-5 pm Wild Threads Participants Open Mic & Social (Hosted by Julie Bull)

Many thanks to our funding partners.

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