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Pelee Island “Stone & Sky” writing, music art series, Pelee Island featuring K. Jirgens

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  • Sat, 07/08/2017 - 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



Art: Broeders/Fell/Paterson/Steele collection.  These artists will perform as a collective creation ensemble.

Author: Karl Jirgens has four critically acclaimed books in print including Strappado (Coach House), and A Measure of Time (Mercury Press). He has edited two books including on Canadian Poet, Christopher Dewdney, and painter, Jack Bush. Jirgens is the former Head of the English Department at the University of Windsor. He served on the steering committee for BookFest Windsor for 10 years, and is the founder and long-standing editor of the international literary journal, Rampike.

Musical Act: Raging Asian Women (RAW) Taiko Drummers an intensely focused, very physical and sonorous performance accompanied by live painting to open the 2017 season.


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