MAY 02

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Complete list of Week Long CONTESTS AND CHALLENGES  — CLICK HERE —
EVENT LISTINGS: APRIL 30 / MAY 01 / MAY 02 / MAY 03 / MAY 04 / MAY 05 / MAY 06 / MAY 07

FOX giveawayposterEvent: FOX Magazine grade 3 giveaway!

Time: All Day

Location: Grade three students across PEI

Description: Reading Town PEI in Partnership with FOX Magazine, the National Reading Campaign, The PEI Literacy Alliance and the PEI Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture are excited to give every Grade three English student in PEI a new copy of the Locally published FOX Magazine.

“Access to high quality reading material is one of the first barriers to fostering a love of reading from an early age. We are thrilled to work with our partners to put these locally created magazines into the hands of Island students.” Becka Viau, Director Reading Town PEI.

Event Title: The Trouble with Translation, a workshop with Rhonda Mullins BILINGUAL

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Location: The Guild

Admission: $35.00 (RSVP HERE – limited space)

Featured Artists: Governor General Award winning author Rhonda Mullins

Description:  As a form of writing, translation presents a particular set of challenges that can stretch your brain, keep you up at night and generally plague your waking hours. There is a puzzle-like quality to some of the obstacles translators face in any translation, from the humblest contest rules to soaring works of literature, with all the frustrations and satisfaction that puzzles offer.

This workshop is a catch-all presentation of some of the bigger philosophical questions with translation, my own experience and some of the concrete problems we come up against, using books I have translated as examples. For fun we can also try a couple of translations that present some of the challenges discussed, no doubt discovering in the process that many minds are better than one.

Partners: The PEI Writers’ Guild


Event Name: Stories with Seniors!

Location: The Mount Continuing Care Community

Time: 2:30

Description: Sharon McKay and Barb Kissick  deliver Storytelling, Cake, and Book Draws!