Dear all, 


Please find following & attached a Press Release concerning the announcement
of our 2012-2013 Writer-in-Residence at the Pictou-Antigonish Regional
Library - Ms. Donna Morrissey.


Two special author readings/meet & greet sessions will be held  at our
public library branches to welcome Ms. Morrissey as our new [log in to unmask] 

.        Tuesday September 11, 7pm - Antigonish Town & County Public Library

.        Thursday September 20, 7pm  - Pictou Public Library


In addition, 3 other author readings will be held at our public libraries in
New Glasgow (Sept 27, 7pm), Stellarton (Nov 22, 6:30pm) and River John (Dec
13, 6:30 pm). 


Writing workshops led by Ms. Morrissey will begin in October, and continue
until February (for more information, please see the attached 1-page
Writer-in-Residence program & activities newsletter, or visit us online at
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For more information about the Writer-in-Residence program at
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library, please contact the Community Services
Librarian, Trecia Schell. 


With kind regards, 

~ Trecia.


Trecia Schell, BSc(Hon), MSc, PhD, MLIS

Community Services Librarian (Programming, Public Relations, Outreach,
Books-by-Mail, Adult Services)

& Branch Manager,  Stellarton and River John Public Libraries

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

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phone: (902) 755-6031

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Press Release

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New Writer-in-Residence at the Library!

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library welcomes Donna Morrissey, as our
2012-2013 Writer-in-Residence.


The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library is pleased to announce our 9th
Writer-in-Residence at the Library, Donna Morrissey.  Donna is an award
winning novelist, screen-writer and writing mentor. Ms. Morrissey will be
our Writer-in-Residence @ the library from September 2012 until February
2013. The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library and our patrons, gratefully
acknowledge the financial support of the Writer-in-Residence @ the Library
program through funding by the Canada Council for the Arts - Author
Residencies program and the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board.  


To welcome Donna, and to launch the Writer-in-Residency program, two special
Meet & Greet/author reading evenings will be held - 

*	Tuesday, September 11 , 7:00 pm at the Antigonish Town & County
Public Library,
*	Thursday, September 20, 7:00 pm at the Pictou Public Library. 


All are welcome to drop by and join us. Light refreshments will be served. 


Three additional author readings with Ms. Morrissey are scheduled for
September 27 (7:00 pm) at the New Glasgow Public Library, November 22 (6:30
pm) at the Stellarton Public Library, and December 13 (6:30 pm) at the River
John Public Library. All are welcome to drop by.


Starting in October and continuing until February, a series of four writing
workshops with the Writer-in-Residence will begin at various PARL libraries
on Revealing Character through Setting, Sentence Structure: Rhythm in
Language, Writing Effective Dialogue, and Finding Voice. For more
information and to register (as space is limited to just 12 participants per
workshop), please contact your local public library, or visit the library


In addition, local writers who would be interested in having their work
reviewed by the Writer-in-Residence at the library are asked to contact
Steve MacLean (Programming Department), at Regional Library Headquarters for
details and to arrange an appointment (755-6031/toll-free 1-866-779-7761). 



For more information about the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library's
Writer-in-Residence program, or to arrange an interview with Ms. Morrissey
as our Writer-in-Residence @ the library - please contact Trecia Schell
(Community Services Librarian) or Steve MacLean (Community Outreach
Assistant), Regional Library Headquarters, Pictou-Antigonish Regional
Library (755-6031/toll-free 1-866-779-7761) or visit us online at



About the Author

Donna MorrisseyDonna Morrissey is the award-winning author of Kit's Law,
Downhill Chance, What They Wanted, and Sylvanus Now, which was shortlisted
for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. She recently wrote a children's book,
Cross Katie Kross, illustrated by her daughter, Bridget.


This fall, her newest book, The Deception of Livvy Higgs (Penguin Canada)
will be released in September 2012 (and early sneak previews have received
much positive acclaim!). 


Morrissey grew up in The Beaches, a small fishing outport in Newfoundland
and now lives in Halifax. She studied at Memorial University in St. John's
and lived in various parts of Canada before settling down in Halifax, where
she now lives. 


Donna Morrissey's best selling, award winning novel, Kit's Law, has been
translated into Japanese, German and Dutch. Her two screenplays have won the
Atlantic Film Scriptwriting Competition two years in succession, with one of
her scripts, Clothesline Patch, filmed and aired on CBC. Clothesline Patch
was nominated for two Geminis Awards, Best Writing in a Dramatic Series and
Best Production, which it won. Her second novel, Downhill Chance, won the
2003 Thomas Head Raddall Award for Fiction, and Sylvanis Now won the Raddall
and the Booksellers' Choice Award. What They Wanted, a sequel to Sylvanus
Now, was released in Fall 2008.


Donna Morrissey has instructed numerous writing workshops and seminars over
the years from Humber College's School for Writers, Creative Writing at
Dalhousie University (Department of English), to several Writers' Federation
of Nova Scotia professional workshops and community workshops too.  Donna is
a member of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia. 




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