Don Gayton: Ecologist and UPEI Writer in Residence

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Posted on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

UPEI’s Winter’s Tales Authors’ Reading Series kicks off the 2014 season with a public reading on February 6 at 7:30 pm in the Confederation Centre Public Library by UPEI writer-in-residence Don Gayton. An ecologist and award-winning nature and science writer, Gayton will be at UPEI from February 3-8, with his residence hosted by the Department of English and the Environmental Studies Program.

Canadian radio broadcaster Stuart McLean describes Gayton as “having the eye of a scientist and the soul of a poet.”

Gayton will also deliver two public writing workshops on Saturday, February 8, in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building. The workshops are entitled “Nature Writing: where do we go from here?” and “Ecology As Literature: how ecology provides new material for writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.”

For further information about his workshops and reading, and to register for workshops, contact the English Department at 566-0389 or

For information:
Dr. Richard Lemm
Professor, Department of English
University of Prince Edward Island
(902) 566-0592