Charlotte Musial, who authored The Night Life of Chairs, will be one of five authors to participate in an evening of readings and music in River John on July 28.

Five writers from Nova Scotia will gather in River John later this month for an evening of readings and music.

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. July 28 at the Anglican Church Hall, 1919 Sunrise Trail, Highway 6, in River John, and feature Susan Cameron, Bill Conall, Gwen Davies, Mona Knight, and Charlotte Musial.

Cameron is the author of the novels ‘A Fragment of May’ and ‘These Four Walls’, as well as a collection of short stories ‘Bridgewater Bound’.

Conall recently released his collection of short stories ‘Some Days Run Long’. His novel ‘The Promised Land: a novel of Cape Breton’ won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 2014. His earlier novel ‘The Rock in the Water’ was shortlisted for the same award.

Davies is the author of the short story collection ‘Facing the Other Way’. Along with being an author, Davies has also taught writing, and has run the Community of Writers retreat in Tatamagouche for more than 15 years.

Knight is the author of the western ‘Banjo Flats’, featuring a gun-slinging female protagonist and is the first in the Fortune Saga series of books.

Musial is the author of the poetry collection ‘The Night Life of Chairs’. Her fiction, essays and poetry have been widely published in literary journals.

The evening of readings and music is hosted by Boularderie Island Press and funded in part by ArtsNS.

For more information on Boularderie Island Press and the writers appearing in River John, visit