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Calls for Submissions Deadline January 18 this town is small is partnering with The Guild for a se [ ... ]

Freeing the Words Support Group

Freeing the Words Support Group offers a confidential place for women, men, and couples who are [ ... ]

Gift of Island Poetry: Leon Berrouard

My Coffee in Aix-en-Provence 

Just past the Renaissance Cathedral
And across from the school gate
There was a small & warm café 
And that’s where I’d have morning coffee

I remember the narrow stone street
And the limestone buildings
As I watched the way things are
Drinking my demi-tasse of café noir

Before classes in the Université courtyard
I’d lock my bike and then go to a bench
And sit
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The Guest Book: Richard Lemm

Re-visioning

A region’s identity is often shaped, fleshed out, and emblazoned by its literary writers. Literary works help create perceptions, myths, and the ethos of a region. And not only among readers, for the effects of memorable literature permeate a culture.

PEI is a prime example of this through L. M. Montgomery’s writings and, to a lesser extent, those of “The People’s Poet,” Milton Acorn.
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Current Collective

Current Collective
A new artisan shop at Spinnaker’s Landing in Summerside features work by local creatives

The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard

Jen Croken and Jane Gallant have always been very creative, each with their own visionary outlets. Both members of the Etsy community, the two friends realized they shared the same dream of one day opening a little artisan shop by the water. The more they talked about it,
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Summer wish list

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

There are so many places I want to go this summer I can barely decide where to start. From one end of the Island to the other, restaurants are calling out to me and my wallet to come pay them a visit, metaphorically, of course. So instead of focusing on one place to go this July, I am going to tell you about three foodie road trips I’m keen to take this
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Dancing Lessons

Essence of romance

Review by Ivy Wigmore

(Spoiler Alert)

It would be fair to say they got off on the wrong foot. Senga Quinn, played by Melissa Kramer, is in hiding from the aunt who raised her and also from a former fiance. Senga is a small-town girl who came to New York City to pursue a promising career in dance. As the play opens, we find her slumped on her couch, surrounded by the booze, pills
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The Four Tellers: The Last Laugh

Island laughs

Review by Christopher McGarry

Performed, written & directed by 
David Weale, Gary Evans, Alan Buchanan and Dennis King

Supported by
Rachel Beck and Bennett Buell (music)

The Show
Over the past four years, these well-known Islanders have made a considerable name for themselves on the local entertainment scene telling hilarious and sometimes sad stories about the rich heritage of
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Here's to 40!

Cake News

Review by Sean McQuaid  

Performed & Written by
Sherri-Lee Pike (Stephanie) 

Directed by
Alison Hart (also script editor)

Supported by
Brandon Roy (voice-overs/music director/voice coach), Adam MacGregor (lead guitarist) 

The Story
Repeatedly heartbroken romantic Stephanie reflects on life in general and her love life in particular as she prepares to celebrate her
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Anne & Gilbert—The Musical

Islander through and through

Review by Cassandra Bernard

Performed by
Rebecca Parent (Anne Shirley), Josh Wiles (Gilbert Blythe), Rebecca Griffin (Diana Barry), Cathy Grant (Marilla Cuthbert), Margot Sampson (Rachel Lynde), Melissa MacKenzie (Josie Pye/Sophmore), Aaron Crane (Moody MacPherson), Morgan Wagner (Philippa Gordon), Brandon Howard Roy (Royal Gardner), Mark Fraser (Mr.
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Some Upcoming Events

Garrett Mason at The Pourhouse

Nova Scotia bluesman booked for two nights in January January 18 & 19
The Pourhouse  East  [ ... ]

PEI Symphony Orchestra

Guest conductor Dina Gilbert will lead  February 24
Zion Church  The PEI Symphony Or [ ... ]

work/shift

Until January 19
Gallery @ The Guild work/shift: A portrait of labour, value and sustainability is o [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

2019 FIN Kids Film Competition

Call for entries The 2019 FIN Kids Film Competition Call for Entries is officially open f [ ... ]

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]