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Acadian Forest & Natural History of PEI ...

The Acadian Forest & Natural History of PEI travel through time exploring how the Island was for [ ... ]

Meditation Retreat

The PEI Shambhala Meditation Group will host a Level I retreat, "The Art of Being Human," on October [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: Hugh MacDonald

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

THE SHAPE OF YOU

At first you were scraps
and fractals of form.
I would sleep and dream
fragments of laughter,
part of a smile, a glimpse
of your parting heels,
the fabric of a skirt.
Through time there whirled
a kaleidoscope of fractured forms,
a myriad of colours, gradually
slowing and settling into
momentarily stable shapes,
lines, curves, angles, slopes,
all in warm motion,
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Confederation Centre Arts Education Course

Storytelling course for children with instructor Lara Bober

Confederation Centre’s arts education program is offering a new course called Visual storytelling and life writing on October 11.

This course is for children ages 11 to 14 and will explore the art of storytelling through words and drawing, with a focus on personal stories. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a number of
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From Black Horses to White Steeds

From Black Horses to White Steeds
Laurie Brinklow and Ryan Gibson editors

The first new fall book from Island Studies Press at UPEI, is From Black Horses to White Steeds, a study of how small communities can survive and flourish. Edited by Laurie Brinklow and Ryan Gibson, this new book celebrates and critiques the dynamics of innovation, governance, and culture in place.

Case studies from both sides of the North Atlantic
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Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be

Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be
J. J. Steinfeld

Fiction writer, poet, and playwright J. J. Steinfeld’s latest poetry collection, Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be, has been recently published by Guernica Editions. The one hundred poems of this new collection confront, grapple with, explore, argue with, and ultimately embrace the human condition as they hover between what the author sees as the absurd and the existential elements of
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J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works

J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works
Sandra Singer editor

Guernica Editions has published a book dealing with the writing of author J. J. Steinfeld. Compiled and edited by Sandra Singer, J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works is a critical look at PEI writer J. J. Steinfeld’s extensive and prolific writings in poetry, fiction and theatre, ranging from early work on post-Holocaust themes to later examinations of absurdity and
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Bad Bad Boys: Small Tales of Big Adventures

Bad Bad Boys: Small Tales of Big Adventures
Dale Small

Dale Small has written a new book called Bad Bad Boys: Small Tales of Big Adventures. It’s a book/memoir of stories published by Tangle Lane Press. Foreword is by Island author and publisher David Weale.

This “disclaimer” by Dale Small on the back cover provides a good foretaste of what you will find in his book:

“Within this collection of tales are persons whose names are real. On the
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The Devil is Smooth Like Honey

The Devil is Smooth Like Honey
Mima

The Canadian author known as Mima (PEI’s Michelle Arsenault) has recently published her eighth book, The Devil is Smooth Like Honey, the sequel to Always be a Wolf.

El narco. A monster. Un diablo. Jorge Hernandez had been called many things and it always made him laugh. If there was one word that could be used to describe him, it would be untouchable. Corrupt politicians, succumbing to his
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A gift of Island poetry: Renée Blanchette

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

MY HEART IS A WHEEL

My heart is a wheel,
or a whale fluke, a snail’s antenna,
a bat cave where a squirrel lives
and an unfurling tape measure.

You are the apostle,
and an angel,
a dewdrop,
a pen and a lighted porch
in the pre-dawn.
Definitely not an empty bucket
or curled leaves on the stair. 

Pain is a jungle panther
looking for prey,
leaving a phosphorous trail,
equatorial
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Exquisite boredom

One Great Thing
by Ann Thurlow

Here is a family on vacation, that’s for sure. The boy strides ahead, the parents in their smart vacation clothes walk hand in hand, stopping to peer into shops. And there, trailing behind, is a girl with her nose in a book. Remember this? Remember the exquisite boredom of a holiday with your folks? When you long for adventure but all they want is to relax? When a
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The Island Magazine Number 81

Spring/Summer 2017

The Island Magazine Number 81, Spring/Summer 2017 is available. Articles in this issue are: Promise and Disappointment: Princetown’s Failure as a County Town by Earle Lockerby; “All Had a Pretty Good Night”: A Teenager’s Diary in 1933/”Tout le monde a passé une belle soirée”: Journal d’une adolescente en 1933 by Georges Arsenault; Come From Away: The Natural History of Lupins on
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Some Upcoming Events

Autumn Swing Festival

Dances and concerts with Island and international fiddlers October 27 & November 11 (times vary [ ... ]

A return Salute!

Variety show presented by PEI’s Military Family Resource Centre November 4
Florence Simmons Perfor [ ... ]

Winterjazz opens with Charlie A’Court

October 21
The Pourhouse Winterjazz is back for its eleventh season, once again this year at The Pou [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Full circles

Profile: Aaron Hastelow by Jane Ledwell “Where did the summer go to?” sings the cast of Anne o [ ... ]

The Guest Book: Dr. Alan Reesor

PEI Symphony, then and now On PEI, there is another anniversary besides Canada’s 150th to be cele [ ... ]

Over-the-phone support

Islanders who call 9-1-1 for medical emergencies can now get support over the phone until first resp [ ... ]