Electric Mermaid: Live Reads from Char's Landing
Emcee: Derek Hanebury Moderator: Karl Korven Artistic Director: Jacqueline Carmichael
Photographer: Micah Gardener ZOOM Producer: Charlene Patterson
Spoken Word Open Mic via ZOOM, 3rd Friday of each month, virtual doors open 5:30pm Pacific Time
Port Alberni venue Char’s Landing now plays host to the Zoomed Electric Mermaid
“Since being on Zoom allows us to pull in an audience from anywhere in the world, we’ve been very fortunate to hear from a wider diversity of regions—the island, the mainland and internationally as well. going global!” http://www.charslanding.com
FEBRUARY 19TH FEATURES Sylvia McNicoll Burlinton, Ontario.15min Sharon McInnes Cumberland,
Sylvia McNicoll is the recent winner of the Hamilton Fiction Award for Body Swap. She has also won Burlington’s Literary Artist of the year in 2011 as well two children’s choice awards and many nominations such as The Arthur Ellis Award for YA Crime Writing. With over 35 books to her name, she’s spoken at the Seoul International Book Fair as well as book-toured Colombia where her novel Revenge on the Fly/Venganza Contra Las Moscas became a bestseller
My favourite book seller is
A Different Drummer Books,in Burlington, Ontario, He will be happy to mail books.
905 639 0925, or by email, email@example.com
Sharon McInnes is the author of Across a Narrow Strait (2018), a novel, and Up Close & Personal: Confessions of a Backyard Birder (2012), a compilation of her newspaper columns. She was a monthly contributor to Bird Canada for seven years. In 2012, her personal essay, Formative Years, was published in Living Artfully: Reflections from the Far West Coast (Key Publishing House.) In 2020, her first shortstory, The David and Goliath, was published in Island Writer magazine, then A Symphony of Sparrows took second prize for fiction in Askew’s Word on the Lake Contest, and Various Functions of Fire took first place for fiction in the Victoria Writers Society competition. Another short story, The Neighbour was shortlisted for the FBCW BC & Yukon Short Fiction Contest, then won second prize for fiction in the Melody Richardson Memorial Contest. Sharon lives in Cumberland, where she’s writing more stories and working on a memoir about the time she spent looking after her mom, who had dementia and died in June 2020.
to order her book go to
ONLINE: Electric Mermaid: Live Reads via ZOOM ! Click this automatic ZOOM link below:
We encourage our guests to ZOOM in early and keep video on to enjoy the virtual social gathering.
Please engage the CHAT window for comments to the artists or to ask Karl to be added to the open mic list.
DONATIONS to help Char's Landing support the live arts are gratefully accepted with our thanks.
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PRE-REGISTER and sign up for a 5-minute spot at the open mic at ElectricMermaidReads@gmail.com
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Febuary 19th OPEN MIC READERS
READER 01 Victoria Roscoe-Roumanis
READER 02 JOY SHELDON
READER 00 Derek Hanebury
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UPCOMING FEATURES: 2021
February 19th Sylvia McNicoll Burlinton, Ontario.15min Sharon McInnes Cumberland,
February 19th event details => https://alberni.ca/events/35578
March 19th Features TBA
March 19th event details => https://alberni.ca/events/35579
April 16th Features TBA
April 16th event details => https://alberni.ca/events/35580
May 21st Features TBA
May 21st event details => https://alberni.ca/events/35581
June 18th Features TBA
June 18th event details => https://alberni.ca/events/35582
PAST FEATURES: 2020 - 2021
January 15th Theresa Shea (Edmonton) 15+q&a OLD BONES & BATTERED BOOKENDS edited by Ian Cognito Pat Smekal 40+q&a
January 15th event details => https://alberni.ca/events/35551
December 18th Craig Copland ( Vernon BC ) 15 Marjorie Simmins ( Nova Scotia )20
December 18th event details => https://alberni.ca/events/35548
November 20th Bruce Hornidge ( Alberni Valley ) Janet V. Miller (Comox Valley)
November 20th event details => https://alberni.ca/events/35525