E. Alex Pierce who lives in East Sable River is a published poet who has presented workshops fostering all forms of writing, fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
The Shelburne County Arts Council presents An Evening with Shelburne’s New Writer-in-Residence at the Mackay Memorial Library on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.
E. Alex Pierce who lives in East Sable River is a published poet who has presented workshops fostering all forms of writing, fiction, non-fiction and poetry. She will introduce herself and her plans for the workshops and individual meetings with writers she will present as part of the Writer-in-Residence project. She will also be reading some of her poetry.
She has asked some of the professional writers in the area to join her. Kathleen Tudor will be reading from her sold out murder mystery, Dirty Deeds. She will be joined by Darcy Rhyno who will read from his recently released Young Adult novel, Monsters of Suburbia. And to complete the variety of writing forms, Alex Buchanan will sing some of his original songs, accompanying himself on the piano. All the writers will speak briefly about their work.
Alex Pierce will talk about the details of the workshops she will be leading at the library throughout the fall, on Saturday mornings. Anyone who is interested can sign up that night. Alex will also offer one-on-one consultations with writers on Tuesday afternoons at both the Shelburne and Lockeport libraries as well.
At the conclusion of the workshops in early December, Alex will present an evening of readings by the workshop participants as well as presenting some of the new material she has been working on.
An Evening with Shelburne’s New Writer-in-Residence happens on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 PM and will conclude with refreshments and a time to talk more informally with the writers present. The evening is free.
The Shelburne County Writer-in-Residence is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, Nova Scotia’s Department of Community, Culture and Heritage, and the Municipality of the District of Shelburne Grants Program.
As part of the grants, Alex will be devoting 60% of her time to her own work. SCAC is proud to be able to provide the time and space for a professional writer in Shelburne County to work on her own material.
To participate in any of the writer-in-residence activities, call the Shelburne Library (875 3615) and ask for Suzanne Greer.