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New season of P.E.I. Writers’ Guild Open Mic set to begin

Orysia Dawydiak is the featured reader Sept. 13 at the P.E.I. Writers’ Guild Open Mic event.
Orysia Dawydiak is the featured reader Sept. 13 at the P.E.I. Writers’ Guild Open Mic event. - Contributed

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Orysia Dawydiak will be the first featured reader of the new season at the P.E.I. Writers’ Guild Open Mic on Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., at the Receiver Coffee Co., 128 Richmond St., Charlottetown.

Dawydiak has always been a keen student of human and animal behaviour. Her first novel was inspired by the story of her parents’ emigration from Europe to Canada after the Second World War and how their traumas and culture shaped them and affected their offspring. She also writes for young people – from life on an Island sheep farm to coastal fishing communities where the possibilities of alternate life forms become real. She is currently working on two memoirs, one of them about a remarkable Turkish working dog who travelled the world.

All are welcome to this free event. The first 10 writers to sign up may read from their work — poetry or prose — for up to 5 minutes. Following a short break, Dawydiak will read.

The P.E.I. Writers’ Guild Open Mic Series will continue to run on the second Thursday of each month.

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