Book Launch
Epekwitk: Mi’kmaq Poetry from Prince Edward Island

L’nu Poems and Art by Julie Pellisier-Lush
Wednesday, November 24
Florence Simmons Hall
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**This is a ticketed event and attendees will be required to show a government issued ID and their Covid vaccination record at the door. 


Celebrate the highly anticipated debut poetry collection of Mi’kmaq poems by Prince Edward Island’s Poet Laureate, Julie Pellisier-Lush.

This collection will enthrall poetry lovers. Skilled at taking words from hearts and minds to paper, Julie’s poems will connect with the reader deeply. Some poems were created with teachings from our Elders and some were created to learn more about the art of words.


At times heart wrenching and other times a call to action for Mother Earth, each poignant poem is paired with vivid artwork crafted by Julie.


Take what you like, use what you need, most of all enjoy.



Mi’kmaq Poetry from Prince Edward Island

L’nu Poems and Art by Julie Pellisier-Lush
ISBN: 9781773660851
$24.95 pb
Release Date: November 24, 2021


Julie Pellissier-Lush M.S.M, actress, and bestselling author of My Mi’kmaq Mother, Poet Laureate for PEI, recipient of the Queens jubilee medal in 2013, the Meritorious Service Medal recipient in 2017, and the Senators 150 metal in April 2019. She grew up all over Eastern Canada and spent a number of years in Winnipeg, Manitoba, before coming back home. Julie is a graduate from the University of Winnipeg in 2000 with a double major in Psychology and Human Resource Management. She writes, acts, and does photography to preserve the history and culture of the Mi’kmaq for future generations. Julie wrote the poems for the play Mi’kmaq Legends which has been performed on many different stages in the Atlantic region. It is her hope that this play will someday travel across Canada and beyond so more people have the opportunity to learn about the rich Mi’kmaq history! Julie lives in PEI with her husband Rick, her five children, and her granddaughter Miah.