Just kidding on the "If you still have" part... I just finished 2 days of business meetings with CAUL colleagues (a very productive 2 days indeed) and one topic of discussion was the ongoing preoccupation with the print, sometimes to the detriment of digital stewardship. I haven't had a chance to read this new Ithaka report, but it is very timely and likely worth a read, as we are all dealing with the same issue.
The PEI Writer's Guild is hosting a great series of events this weekend under the cool name Pen & Inkling Festival. If you are in the Island this weekend this is a definite must attend. From the website:
This three-day, three-county event will celebrate Island writers through the Island Literary Awards Ceremony, a conversation about poetry between John Smith and David Helwig, a book launch of Brent MacLaine's Athena Becomes a Swallow, workshops, special guest readings, open mic events (perhaps including readings by newcomers in their first language), a songwriters circle by young musicians, zen writing, writing games, book sales, and a big, birthday party!
The birthday bash on Saturday the 19th will include a dance with live music courtesy of The Count and the CubanCocktail and The Blueprints, and, of course, libations! It will start at 7:00 p.m. with the hour-long armchair discussion, “A Life in Poetry,” between John Smith, Professor Emeritus of English at UPEI, and current PEI Poet Laureate, David Helwig—a special conversation that should not be missed.
We will also launch "The Figure in the Landscape" calendar that features words by Island writers, and images of Island writers photographed by well-known photographer John Sylvester—designed by graphic artist Deborah Vail-Waring. Add this to the rest of the three-day, fabulous line-up of offerings—all of them open to the general public, and free or by donation—and the Pen & Inkling Festival is the literary happening of the year!