ONLINE Electric Mermaid: Live Reads from Char's


Friday, January 21, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Char's Landing

4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni

Observing Dec 22nd BC Health Orders, the January & February meetings will be ONLINE only.  Char.
Electric Mermaid: Live Reads from Char's Landing, Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Emcee: Derek Hanebury  Moderator: Karl Korven  Artistic Director:  Jacqueline Carmichael  
Photographer: Micah Gardener  ZOOM Producer: Charlene Patterson
Jenny Cummings  (South Texas)  (Wendy Donawa  Victoria )

A first time novelist, Texas novelist Jenny Cummings said hiring an editor to work with her on her book, Just Jackie:  My Life is Like a Fruitcake, was a great help. “I hired an editor after my third draft. Coming from a journalistic background, I knew how to write a good story. But I didn’t know the first thing about how to show a story. The first step was the developmental edit. That was an eye-opeuy  her books  at    Amazon 

Wendy will read from her second book, Our Bodies’ Unanswered Questions, published this year with Frontenac House. Wendy’s poems have appeared widely in poetry journals, anthologies, chapbooks, and public transport buses! Her first book, Thin Air of the Knowable (Brick Books, 2017) was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award. Lorna Crozier has called Donawa’s poems “fiery calls to action…in a world rife with inequity and injustice, this…is the kind of beacon we need…Unwavering, uncompromising, and fiercely wise.  can buy

Electric Mermaid: Live Reads INHOUSE and via ZOOM !
Starting August 20th 2021 Char  's Landing Hall is open again and inviting back our dear guests.  Doors open 5:00pm Pacific Time.  Please join us.  Masks & VAXid required.
We also welcome you to join us via ZOOM and click this automatic ZOOM link below:
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!”
Port Alberni’s literary venue still has its two feet planted in both the digital and brick-and-mortar worlds.
READER 01 Linda Glazier 5min (Via Zoom)
READER 02 Kathleen Vance 5 min ( Via Zoom)
READER 03  David  Kipping  5 min  ( Via  Zoom )
READER 04 Laura Sturgeon 10  min (Via Zoom)

READER 05 Jennifer  Wenn  5min ( Via  Zoom)

READER 06  Joy sheldon  5 min (Via Zoom)

READER 07 Barbra Pelman  5min ( Via  Zoom )

READER 08 Victoria  Roscoe- Romanis. 5min  ( Via Zoom  )








READER 00 Derek Hanebury

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.
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Janurary  21st      Jenny Cummings  (South Texas)    ( Wendy Donawa   Victoria )
December 17th 2021 Features Members Night
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November 19th 2021 Features   Al-ber-ni-ol-o-gy
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October 15th 2021 Features Susan Raby-Dunn (  Black Diamond, Alberta)   &  Bill Arnott (Vancouver, British Columbia)
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September 17th 2021 Features Carola Dunn ( Eugene, Oregon)  & Alex Passey    ( Winnipeg)
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August 20th 2021 Features  Kate McDermott & Linda K. Thompson
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July 16th 2021 Features   CC Benison & Catherine MacDonald
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June 18th 2021 Features Francine Cunningham & Brennor Jacobs and Brendan Bomberry
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May 21st 2021 Features  Jacquelyn Mitchard RAINCHECK +   Joseph Anthony "Tony" Dandurand Kwantlen First Nation 
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April 16th 2021 Features Francine Merasty Saskatoon Saskatchewan   +  Michelle Butler Hallett  St John's, Newfoundland & Labrador  
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March 19th 2021 Features Vicki McLeod  Nanaimo BC + David Aston Toronto, Ontario 
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February 19th 2021 Sylvia McNicoll  Burlinton, Ontario   Sharon McInnes Cumberland
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January  15th 2021 Theresa Shea (Edmonton)  +     OLD BONES & BATTERED BOOKENDS edited by Ian Cognito Pat Smekal 
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December 18th 2020 Craig Copland ( Vernon BC )   Marjorie Simmins ( Nova Scotia )
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November 20th 2020  Bruce Hornidge ( Alberni  Valley )    Janet V. Miller   (Comox Valley)
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Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, CANADA V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427
Char's gratefully acknowledges Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia @creativebcs and #amplifybc