Event Title: Identity Routes – Film screening Time: 1 to 4pm Location: City Cinema Admission: FREE
Featured Artists: Pravakar Thapa PE (Hut101 Productions), Tarek Abouamin NS (Egyptian Filmmaker from Halifax, Professor at NSCAD University in Film Production), Ariel Nasr PQ (Producer – Buzkashi Boys)
Description: An afternoon of films showcasing Canadian authored stories that contribute to the understanding of global identities. Pravakar Thapa (PE) and Tarek Abouamin (NS) will discuss their films during the event.
Films being screened:
Pravakar Thapa – LYANG FYANG (SHORT NEPALI MOVIE)
Tarek Abouamin – 18 Days
Ariel Nasr – Buzkashi Boys (Academy Award Nominee)
This event is in partnership with the Island Media Arts Co-op and the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada
Event Title: I Love PEI Stories
Reception: 6 to 7pm
Event: 7 to 9pm
Location: The Guild
Description: An event to celebrate Island stories and Literary projects. This event will be in partnership with Sean Casey, MP for Charlottetown, and will be held at The Guild in Charlottetown.
Randy Boissonault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre & Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, will be the special guest at the event. Randy is known for initiating the NGO Literacy without Borders. He is a champion for life long learning and the economic impact of literacy. We are honoured to have him take part.
The evening will begin with an informal reception in the Gallery at The Guild and will move to an event featuring mixture of local artists performances and presentations.
A community discussion with all participants will be held at the end.
Partners: Sean Casey MP, Fox Magazine, Red Magazine
Event title: AUTHORS FOR INDIES
Time: 10 AM to 4 PM
Featured Artists: Kathy Birt, Laurie Brinklow, Jeff Bursey, Orysia Dawydiak, Hugh MacDonald, Margot Maddison-MacFadyen, Jaime Lee Mann, Finley Martin, Steve Mayoff, Sharon McKay, Ian McKinley, Todd McLean, Diane Morrow, Sile Post, Susan Rodgers, JJ Steinfeld, David Weale, Margaret Westlie
Description: 18 Island authors will be at Bookmark sharing their love of books, reading and independent bookstores. Activities will include – author readings, book scavenger hunt, photo booth & literary treats.
Event Title: Puppet Play
Time: Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Confederation Centre Public Library
Description: Children are invited to an afternoon Puppet Play at the Children’s Library, Confederation Centre Public Library. This event will be hosted by the teens from the Teen Space.