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Posted on 27 April, 2010

A gala book launch and poetry celebration will be held at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown, on Saturday, May 8, at 7:30-9:30 p.m. The gala is hosted by the UPEI English Department and PEI Writers’ Guild.

Hugh MacDonald, the Island’s new Poet Laureate, will lead off the evening. David Helwig, recent recipient of the Order of Canada for his distinguished literary career, will launch and read from two new books: Smuggling Donkeys, his latest novella, and The Sway of Otherwise, a sonnet collection “evoking the vivid realities of summer and winter, love and death,” with the title taken from a poem about walking sandbars on a brilliant summer day.

UPEI professor Richard Lemm will launch his newest poetry collection, Burning House, with poems that range from an undertakers’ convention in Charlottetown to his American ancestors’...

Posted on 27 April, 2010