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May Meditation

Join GEBIS Charlottetown for a free guided meditation May 26 from 2–4 pm at their Buddhist Centre, [ ... ]

TTIS Crit Crew Critique

TTIS (this town is small) Crit Crew: Monthly Critique Sessions for Artists will be held at The Vesse [ ... ]

Nominee readings and awards gala in May

May 23 at Confederation Centre Public Library
May 26 (Gala) at Rodd Charlottetown

The Island’s best published writing has been nominated for the 2018 Prince Edward Island Book Awards. The awards are presented every two years to recognize authors, editors, and book producers in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The awards will be presented at a gala event on May 26 at the Rodd Charlottetown in partnership with the PEI Writers’ Guild Island Literary Awards. Doors open at 6:30 pm, event begins at 7 pm.

Here is the Prince Edward Island Book Awards 2018 short list of nominees:

Non-fiction: Home Plate, Blue Helmet: From Charlottetown to the Holy Land and Back by Michael Conway: Historic Furniture of Prince Edward Island by James W. MacNutt: New London: The Lost Dream by John Cousins

Fiction: Cure for Wereduck by Dave Atkinson; An Unauthorized Biography of Being by J.J. Steinfeld; Queen of the Crows by Harmony Wagner

Poetry: Blue Waiting by Sean Wiebe; Bird Calls: The Island Responds by Jane Ledwell; Prometheus Reconsiders Fire by Brent MacLaine

Book award nominees will read from their nominated works at the Confederation Centre Public Library on May 15 at 6 pm (fiction authors); May 17 at 6 pm (nonfiction authors); and May 23 at 6 pm (poetry authors).

Submissions in each category were assessed by an independent jury for the content, quality of design, and production. Winners receive a cash prize and handmade item created by an Island craftsperson. This year’s selection is stained glass by Kro in the Skye Art Studio.

The Prince Edward Island Book Awards are sponsored by the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture.

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Some Upcoming Events

Small Halls 10th

Island-wide music festival returns June 10–24
Various locations The PEI Mutual Festival of Smal [ ... ]

If It’s Alright returns

Catherine MacLellan show booked for another summer Mondays | Tuesdays | Wednesdays
PEI Brewing Compa [ ... ]

Charlottetown Festival shows in the mall

Ghost Light and Métis Mutt in Confederation Court Mall Starting June 28 Casting has been announce [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Poetry City

The City of Charlottetown will participate in the Canada-wide Poetry City initiative during April’ [ ... ]

artsVest workshops

artsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works direct [ ... ]

East of the Dial Season 1

ECMA-nominated podcast East of the Dial has debuted its Season 1. Since 2015, radio DJs  [ ... ]