Laurie Brinklow

New collections

Bren Simmers and Laurie Brinklow launch books—May 15

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Island poets Laurie Brinklow and Bren Simmers will launch their new poetry collections, My island’s the house I sleep in at night and If, When, on May 15 at the Beaconsfield Carriage House in Charlottetown. Two shows at 3 pm and 7 pm will feature musical guests Adam Hill, Sean Kemp, Chris Corrigan and Mike Mooney.

This hour-long event is free to attend and open to all. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. Reserve your spot of two, three, or four people by emailing

Dr. Laurie Brinklow teaches in the Master of Arts in Island Studies program at UPEI. Previous books include Here for the Music (Acorn, 2012).

Bren Simmers is the managing editor of Island Studies Press at UPEI. She is the author of Pivot Point (Gaspereau, 2019), a memoir about a wilderness canoe journey, as well as two other books of poetry.

For more information, contact Bren at 566-0386 or

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