A Spiritual Journey: Living at the PEI Mount Herbert Protestant Orphanage has been recently published and available at leading book stores, as well as the Charlottetown Library. With the aid of her detailed diary and vivid memories, Charmaine MacInnis Lynch has brought to life, and shares with others, her good and bad experiences while living at the Mount Herbert Orphanage read more ››
Adam Ramsay is the author of Colours for Care fundraising initiative in support of the IWK. Ramsay, a marketer and media professional by day, has developed his new colouring book with the help of local artists Ashley and Jordan Cameron of Charlottetown. The Maritime creation celebrates East-Coast culture with depictions of some of the regions read more ››
The Quaker Settlement on PEI’s North Shore, 1773-1795
by John Cousins
New London: The Lost Dream—The Quaker Settlement on PEI’s North Shore, 1773-1795, by Island historian John Cousins, has recently been published by Island Studies Press at the University of Prince Edward Island.
In 1774 a wealthy Quaker merchant from London, England named Robert Clark launched an ambitious, idealistic settlement read more ››
Your withered wordsmith knows youth is a vital component of any thriving theatre scene, so it's reassuring to see creative young Island thespians doing fine work like Nutshell. Staged in the outdoor patio area at the Beanz coffee shop as part of the Island Fringe Festival, this dark comedy is a co-production of UPEI's venerable Vagabond read more ››
Your nomadic natterer has lived in multiple small towns in multiple provinces. Shortly after moving to a remote northern Alberta village years ago, I was introducing myself to one of the locals during a supply run to High Prairie. Asked what I did for a living, I alluded briefly to my checkered past in the arts, academics read more ››
Your subdued scribbler tends to be none too outwardly emotional, so perhaps it's no surprise I had trouble relating to a play called Feelings. Deemed a "semi-autobiographical" show by authors/actors Emile Beauchemin and Bill Black, it's a dramatic comedy in which these two young Quebec thespians analyze their friendship, their theatrical read more ››
Your Precambrian prattler had Browning on the brain during this show. The director of 1931's seminal original Dracula flick, Tod Browning spent years working in carnivals, circuses and vaudeville before breaking into the movies, where his films repeatedly mined outsider themes in general and Browning's sideshow past in read more ››
As a longtime admirer of both literary icon William Shakespeare and accomplished funnyman Lorne Elliot, your crumbling chronicler was eager to sample Elliot’s new Shakespeare-inspired comedy despite its ominously hubristic title: A Better Play Than Hamlet.
Perhaps the most celebrated and highly anticipated read more ››