Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Reveille - an open-mic event to share stories, songs, poems from youth

Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) – Moncton Chapter presents Reveille, an open-mic event to share stories, songs, poems from youth

(Moncton, NB) – What do you get when you ask adults to read no-holds-barred tales from their youth? Answer: Reveille - a fun-filled night that gives a forum to our early writings, as embarrassing as they may be. This evening of literary hilarity returns to the Frye Festival by popular demand on Wednesday, April 21.

Reveille is an event where members of the audience and special guests, including local celebrities and Frye Festival authors, share "works" they wrote as children and teenagers (e.g. angst-filled poetry, sorrowful diary entries, sappy songs) in an open mic format. The more cringe-worthy, the better! The event gets underway with registration at 7 p.m. followed by readings beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Moncton Press Club, 160 Assomption Boulevard.

A presentation of the Professional Writers Association of Canada – Moncton Chapter, Reveille’s goal is to give voice to the childhood writer. The event will be emceed by two chapter members: Brian Cormier, communications consultant, blogger and newspaper columnist, and Lana Hansen, communications consultant.

Anyone can participate and admission is free. Spectators should come prepared to groan, laugh and cheer.

To date, four Frye Festival authors have volunteered to step up to the microphone and read writings from their childhood: Beth Powning, Jacob Berkowitz, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Kay Stone.

For more information contact: Rayanne Brennan at (506) 961-3633 or

Click here for the event's Facebook group.

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