Program Overview

Presented by Innovation PEI, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the City of Charlottetown and more, this four-day literary experience includes author workshops facilitated by some of Canada’s most established writers in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and storytelling. 

In 2021, we will again be offering panel sessions where industry professionals will speak to current and emerging publishing trends, the publishing industry in 2020, and marketing and branding solutions for authors. Some will be in person, some will be virtual, and all will be sure to electrify and inspirit both emerging and established writers, and readers.

Keep posted for updates on the 2021 schedule.

Wild Threads Literary Festival 2021 will be taking place in Charlottetown from Thursday August 26th-Sunday August 29th, 2021

Remembering 2019 Lineup

The PEI Experience

Outside of instructional time, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in authentic Island experiences, such as a lobster supper, walking tour of Charlottetown, Mi’kmaq traditional storytelling and blessing, a local craft brewery tour, and a traditional PEI beach experience. Networking among participants, facilitators, and presenters will be an integral component of Wild Threads.

Workshops &
Art Talks

Outline of Feature Workshops & Art Talks for Wild Threads 2021:

  • Editing I: A Beginner’s Guide
  • Finders Keepers: A Found Text Writing Workshop  
  • Poetry of the Breath – A Yoga and Writing Offering
  • Writing Literature for Children
  • Performance Poetry (Art Talk)
  • Writing the Island
  • Writing YA in Atlantic Canada
  • Money Talks: the Art of Grant Writing
  • Singing Your Truths – Poem to Songs (Art Talk)
  • Writing as a Call to Action
  • The Legacy of LM Montgomery
  • Eco-Fiction
  • Building a Creative Practice through Trauma, Grief and Healing
  • Writing Your Mystery
  • Elephants in the Living Room and Skeletons in the Closet: Writing about Family
  • Editing Part II: Working with Book-Length Texts

Wild Threads

  • “The Laureates” – A discussion between three Atlantic Canadian current and past Poet Laureates
  • Canadian Publishing Trends in 2021
  • Regional Publishing Panel
  • How to Writer the Perfect Pitch Letter
  • Mini-pitch session with literary agent Shaun Bradley
  • Self Publish Your Way to Freedom
  • First Page Challenge

Wild Threads Inspired
Cabaret Night

Saturday, August 29th, 2021

Wild Threads Inspired
Public Readings

Friday, August 28th, 2021

Wild Threads Inspired
Participants Open Mic

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Pour plus d’informations en français, s’il-vous-plaît communiquez avec Christian
Gallant au christian@triquetraentertainment.com ou par téléphone au (902) 439-0126.