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NEW LISTINGS

1.  Community Legal Information Association of PEI Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend our
Annual General Meeting
To be held Thursday June 9, 2011 from 6:30 ‐ 8:30pm
in the Provinces Room of the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel

Guest Speaker will be Lori St. Onge,
Director of MCPEI Aboriginal Justice Program.

Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

2.  Employment Insurance: The PEI Story

The PEI Working Group for a Livable Income has a new publication outlining information and issues regarding Employment Insurance and the seasonal economy on Prince Edward Island. You can download a PDF here

https://peiacsw.wordpress.com/ei-pei-brochure/

or call Cooper Institute at 902-894-4573 for hard copies of the pamphlet.

3.   PEIBWA Events

Lunch and Learn – Summerside
“Putting the Focus on you and your Business!”
Presented by: Buffie Boily, Buffie Boily Photographic Arts

Find out about the different ways you can use photography to showcase yourself and aspects of your business, from an appropriate business portrait, to product and event photography.  Buffie will discuss with you different styles of business portraits as well as ways to make your images show off the personality of your business, and a few hints to help you look your best!

Buffie will discuss how to select/work with a photographer, and what to expect in different situations.  She will also discuss product photography for websites and brochures as well as capturing images at your business events.  Also, using photographs to personalize your work area, for your own enjoyment and to connect with customers.

Location:      Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside
Date:           Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Time:           12 noon- 1:30pm
Cost:            Members- $17.75 (includes GST), non-members $23.00 (includes GST)

To register, please contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at paula@peibwa.org or by phone at (902) 892-6040.   Registration deadline: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

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Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
“People Management…Let’s Talk About It”
Presented by: Sheila Lund MacDonald, Working Minds

Using case studies and group discussion, this short session will provide an overview of some essential people management techniques.  What are the key contributors to a productive management approach? How do you give your best employees the attention they deserve when it seems that other staff takes up most of your time? What is the best way to discuss and address problem performance/attitudes?  Let’s talk about it!

Location:      Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Date:           Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
Time:           12 noon- 1:30pm
Cost:            Members- $17.75 (includes GST), non-members $23.00 (includes GST)

To register, please contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at paula@peibwa.org or by phone at (902) 892-6040.   Registration deadline: Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

Please note: If you register for a Lunch and Learn session and are unable to attend, please let us know 48 hours in advance. People who do not cancel in advance will be invoice.

4.   PEI Writers’ Guild 2011 Workshop Series (May)

Write to Surprise Yourself—in Poetry or Prose, Journal or Play
Dianne Hicks Morrow: Writing Workshop Facilitator
PEI Writers’ Guild 2011 Workshop Series (West)
In partnership with the Wyatt Programs

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, May 7, 2011: Lefurgy Cultural Centre
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
(starting promptly, refreshments served)

FOR WHOM
This workshop is open to writers at all levels of development. Especially for those feeling kind of stuck!

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
If you have times when your inspiration has evaporated, this workshop is for you.  The tools you practise today will bring the juice back into your writing. You can continue to use these tools long afterward, to write ’til you surprise yourself.

Through guided writing exercises you’ll explore your own wonder and wanderings, both inner and outer.  Your resulting writing will surprise you.  And who knows where it will lead you—into writing a journal, a memoir, story, poem or play—it’s your choice.  A desire to explore your world through writing is all that’s required. You’ll have the opportunity to receive useful feedback on your new writing in a supportive environment.

Dianne Hicks Morrow is an award-winning poet, writing workshop facilitator, past president of
 the PEI Writers’ Guild, and recipient of the 2008 Award for Distinguished
 Contribution to the Literary Arts on PEI. Acorn Press Canada has published
 her book of poetry, Long Reach Home, and her non-fiction book of 27 
interviews, Kindred Spirits: Relationships that Spark the Soul. She has a new book of poetry being published this year.

This workshop was made possible with funding from the PEI Department of Tourism and Culture.

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Write to Surprise Yourself—in Poetry or Prose, Journal or Play
Dianne Hicks Morrow: Writing Workshop Facilitator
PEI Writers’ Guild 2011 Workshop Series
In cooperation with Montague Library Writers’ Guild
& Southern Kings Arts Council

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, May 28, 2011: Active Communities INC.
540 Main Street, Main Floor Boardroom, Montague PE
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
(starting promptly, please enter by the side door, refreshments served)

FOR WHOM
This workshop is open to writers at all levels of development. Especially for those feeling kind of stuck!

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
If you have times when your inspiration has evaporated, this workshop is for you.  The tools you practise today will bring the juice back into your writing. You can continue to use these tools long afterward, to write ’til you surprise yourself.
Through guided writing exercises you’ll explore your own wonder and wanderings, both inner and outer.  Your resulting writing will surprise you.  And who knows where it will lead you—into writing a journal, a memoir, story, poem or play—it’s your choice.  A desire to explore your world through writing is all that’s required. You’ll have the opportunity to receive useful feedback on your new writing in a supportive environment.

Dianne Hicks Morrow is an award-winning poet, writing workshop facilitator, past president of
 the PEI Writers’ Guild, and recipient of the 2008 Award for Distinguished
 Contribution to the Literary Arts on PEI. Acorn Press Canada has published
 her book of poetry, Long Reach Home, and her non-fiction book of 27 
interviews, Kindred Spirits: Relationships that Spark the Soul. She has a new book of poetry being published this year.

This workshop was made possible with funding from the PEI Department of Tourism and Culture.

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Introduction to Memoir Writing with Christy Ann Conlin
PEI Writers’ Guild 2011 Workshop Series
In cooperation with the Department of English at UPEI

Saturday, May 14, 2011: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building
(starting promptly, refreshments served)

Workshop Description: Mark Twain says there never was an uninteresting life, so come learn how to explore your own rich memories through a variety of exciting hands-on writing exercises in this three-hour creative writing workshop. Whether you are an aspiring writer, or simply want to collect and preserve your stories for your family, this workshop will equip you with the tools you need to start shaping and preserving your important memories.

Christy-Ann Conlin is the bestselling author of the novel, Heave.  Her memoir writing has been published in numerous anthologies, and magazines. Her radio documentary memoirs have been broadcast on CBC Radio. Christy-Ann has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and is an online instructor for the University of Toronto. Her young adult novel, Dead Time, was published in January 2011, and her second adult novel, Listening to the Island will be published in 2013.

WORKSHOP FEES
PEI Writers’ Guild members $20.00, Non-members: $30.00, Students $15.00

CONTACT TO REGISTER or for more information
peiwritersguild@gmail.com
Please put in subject line (Attention: PEIWG Workshop Enrollment)
IF you have to contact someone by phone, call Yvette at 902-892-9788.

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SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS

1. Parkinson’s Group Organize Workshop on Community Services

The Charlottetown support roup of the Parkinsons’s society Maritime Region is inviting the public to participate in an educational workshop: Accessing Homecare and Disability Support programs for People Living with Parkinson’s. The Workshop will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2:00 pm at St. Pius X Hall (lower floor of Church), St. Pius X Avenue, Charlottetown. The program for the workshop will start with a panel which will consist of a person living with Parkinson’s.; a caregiver; and a community researcher, who will share some findings from her research with the Parkinson Society which was carried out last summer.

Following the panel, representatives from the PEI HomeCare Program and from the Disability support Program will review their programs and how PWP can access these programs, if needed.There will be small group discussion and question and answer after the presentatons. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For further information contact Maureen at 569-5038, maureenlarkin@pei.sympatico.ca  or Dianne 569-4462.

Contact Person:  Maureen Larkin 569-5038

2.  PEI Writers’ Guild 2011 Workshop Series (April)

WRITING FOR CHILDREN WORKSHOP
Deirdre Kessler: Writing Workshop Facilitator
PEI Writers’ Guild 2011 Workshop Series (Central)
Co-sponsored with the Department of English at UPEI

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, April 30, 2011: UPEI, Main Building, Room 420
Presented before the 2011 PEI Writers’ Guild Annual General Meeting
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (starting promptly, refreshments served)

During this three-hour workshop participants will create storyboards for two children’s stories (one fiction; one non-fiction). Explorations of style, structure, and content will be enhanced by exemplary texts from Kessler’s extensive children’s literature collection.

Deirdre Kessler is author of over two dozen books, including a recent collection of poetry, AFTERNOON HORSES, and award-winning children’s books, LOBSTER IN MY POCKET and BRUPP RIDES AGAIN. She spent this past autumn in Tasmania, where she was artist in residence in the Cataract Gorge, Launceston. Acorn Press will publish her new book for very young children, DREAMTIME, in fall 2011. She teaches creative writing and children’s literature at UPEI.

WORKSHOP FEES
PEI Writers’ Guild members $20.00, Non-members: $30.00, Students $15.00

CONTACT TO REGISTER or for more information
peiwritersguild@gmail.com
Please put in subject line (Attention: PEIWG Workshop Enrollment)
IF you have to contact someone by phone, call Yvette at 902-892-9788.

This workshop was made possible with funding from the PEI Department of Tourism and Culture.

3.   Seniors’ Symposia:  “Putting Your Affairs in Order”

The Community Legal Information Association (CLIA) will hold four Seniors’ Symposia across PEI in April and May.

The symposia, funded by the Seniors’ Secretariat of PEI and the Community Foundation of PEI, will provide information to help you plan ahead for your health, financial affairs, legal affairs and other concerns.  The sessions will run from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  Refreshments and a hot lunch will be provided.

There is no cost to participants but you must pre-register by calling CLIA at 892-0853 or 1-800-240-9798.

Please call to register for one of the following sessions:

April 2 – Summerside, Credit Union Place – pre-register by March 25
April 9 – Montague, Cavendish Farms Health and Wellness Centre – pre-register by April 2
April 16 – Wellington, Legion – pre-register by April 8
May 14 – Charlottetown, Murchison Centre – pre-register by May 6

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Community Events and Notices are forwarded to you by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women for your information and interest. The PEI Status of Women cannot guarantee the accuracy of notices or control re-postings, and does not necessarily endorse every notice or event posted.

Note: The deadline for receiving notices/events to post is by noon on Thursdays. For further information or questions specifically relating to any notices or events, please contact the individual or organization hosting the community event.

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PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women
PO Box 2000 (161 St. Peter’s Road), Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
tel: 902 368 4510
fax: 902 368 3269
peistatusofwomen@eastlink.ca
http://www.gov.pe.ca/acsw

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