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Pelee Island “Stone & Sky” writing, music art series, Pelee Island featuring Gordon Grisenthwaite

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  • Sat, 07/29/2017 - 12:00pm - 7:30pm


Events happen on Saturdays, this summer: Pelee Island: July 8th through to August 19th.

Gates open Saturdays in the Pelee Quarry at 5:30 pm and events start at 6:00 pm

(In case of rain events move to the Winery next door – signs will be posted)

$12.50 admission for literary, music & art events.

Bring your own chair (limited seating)


Afternoon Farmer’s Markets from 1:00 to 4:00 pm (free admission)

Followed by Jazz Workshops 4:00 to 5:30 pm (free admission).

Location: the Quarry on Pelee Island

And during the afternoons there are free workshops with musicians and guest authors.

Concerts are catered by not-for-profit groups.

*Performances end with plenty of time to make the last Ferry.


This series is supported by the Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council, the Municipality of Pelee Island, and the Windsor Feminist Theatre group.

There are Farmers Markets in the Quarry every Saturday June 2nd  to Sept. 2nd -- 10 am to 1 pm.

The Jazz Café happens every Saturday from June 17th to Sept. 2nd -- 1 pm to 4 pm.

Series coordinated by Trevor Malcolm and Patricia Fell.

Reading series curated by Karl Jirgens




July 29 EVENT:

Art: Lorraine Steele. A exemplary technician informed by her immediate environment.

Author: Gordon Grisenthwaite is an Nłeʔkepmx (in-sla-kapn) writer of the Lytton First Nation, from Canada’s west coast. He has won numerous prizes for his writing including, Winner of the 2013 John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award; Winner of the Prism International Short Fiction Contest;  Third place for the 2015 Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize; and Second place for the Okanagan Short Story Contest, among other awards. His novel in progress is titled, Cheechako Falls. Gordon Grisenthwaite is a strong voice among emerging authors in Canada. He is currently enrolled in the Creative Writing program at the University of Windsor.

Musical Act: The Scarab Club. Having performed regularly with many elite orchestral and chamber music ensembles, this group returns with another innovative and delightful program.



K. Jirgens
(519)253-3000 ext.2310