Wild Threads Presenters 2022

We are so thrilled to have such a wonderful roster of presenters this year! For tickets, please visit “Festival Events”

Chris Bailey is a fisherman and graphic designer from Prince Edward Island. A past recipient of the Milton Acorn Poetry Award, he holds an MFA Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. His writing has appeared in Brick, The Antigonish Review, Grain, The Fiddlehead, Best Canadian Stories 2021, and elsewhere. Chris’ first poetry collection, What Your Hands Have Done, was short-listed for the Re-Lit Award and the PEI Book Award for Poetry, and is available from Nightwood Editions.
Lesley Choyce is the author of more than 100 books of literary fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and young adult novels. He runs Pottersfield Press and has worked as editor with a wide range of Canadian authors.  Choyce has been teaching English and Creative Writing at Dalhousie and other universities for over thirty years. He has won The Dartmouth Book Award, The Atlantic Poetry Prize and The Ann Connor Brimer Award and has been short-listed for the Governor-General’s Award. In 2022 he was awarded the Atlantic Legacy Award for his “lasting contribution to the development of the literary arts in Atlantic Canada.” He surfs year round in the North Atlantic.
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