Join us for a virtual book launch with Orysia Dawydiak’s newest book, Kira’s Crossing on Saturday, September 19th at 1PM. Tickets are FREE. RSVP and get your book on the Bookmark website (https://bookmarkreads.ca/?q=h.calevents) You must register with the Bookmark to receive a link to the event.Once on the Bookmark Charlottetown website, choose the BUY TICKET button. You will receive an email with the link information.
Orysia will be in conversation with Yvette Doucette about her third and final book about Kira.
Five years have passed since Kira discovered she is a mermaid adopted by a fisherman and his wife. Kira finds herself on an unexpected journey that will take her across the continent and a fight for her own survival.
Orysia Dawydiak from Union Road, PEI, won the first PEI Book Award for Children’s Literature earlier this spring with /Rika’s Shepherd/, a YA novel about a girl, her flock of sheep and the dogs that protect them. Beyond that, what’s been keeping her busy during this pandemic is preparing for the launch of /Kira’s Crossing,/ the third and last book in a series that takes place both on land and underwater. Orysia plans to share on-line some of the mermaid and octopus artwork she’s collected over the years of creating Kira’s world. The first book, /Kira’s Secret/ was nominated for the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award, and followed by /Kira’s Quest./All four books are published by the Acorn Press. Visit her website at orysiadawydiak.com.
Yvette Doucette, island-born daughter of a Jamaican mother and French father, was gifted with the soul of a poet. She began writing poetry at the age of seven. Her themes of nature, motherhood, love, loss, the sea, and death dominate her writing, which has been described as “lush, sensuous, and heart-driven”. She is an accomplished spoken-word artist and performer, and has published poetry and memoir in various anthologies. Yvette is highly regarded by the PEI community for her work in the arts, as a teacher of young writers, and with newcomers to Canada.