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A Course in Miracles

Every Friday evening at 7 pm a group meets for an in depth study and discussion of the text “A Cou [ ... ]

DiverseCity 2019 calendar available

The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada has produced a fundraising calendar for 2019 to support  [ ... ]

Rose
, 
Gretha

Rose
, 
Gretha

Open Doors
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Behind the doors of Cellar Door Productions in Charlottetown, nothing has gone into cold storage for the winter, and company president Gretha Rose shows no signs of hibernation. In the multibillion Canadian film and television industry, her production company (with a full-time staff of just five) now ranks among the top ten in revenues, financing $10 to $15
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Matthews
, 
Catherine

Matthews
, 
Catherine

Making Book
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Written communications have been "a constant theme, professionally and creatively," for Charlottetown poet Catherine Matthews. Her composed and compassionate poems are the most visible extension of her ongoing exploration of relationships, as she says, "of people and place, and language, and culture."

But her creativity is also expressed in the act of making
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Shephard
, Dave

Shephard
, Dave

Bangin’ the Gong

Profile by Jane Ledwell

“The first time I played Anne was the Japan tour in ’91,” remembers Dave Shephard. To be frank, he doesn’t look the Anne part. His hair is neither red nor braided, and his beard doesn’t immediately strike a viewer as one of Anne’s more trademarkable features. When Dave says he “plays Anne,” he means that his summer job is as the percussionist for the
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Whitaker
, 
Judith Bayliss

Whitaker
, 
Judith Bayliss

Reaching Out
Profile by Jane Ledwell

When I met with Judy Whitaker during her first week in her new job as executive director of the Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts, the telephone rang. She begged my leave to answer it then, moments later, returned to our conversation and picked up where she had left off, with renewed energy and only slightly shifted inflection.

Lately, life has offered
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Stanley
, 
Malcolm

Stanley
, 
Malcolm

All the Comforts of Home
Profile by Jane Ledwell

When I visited potter Malcolm Stanley in the wood-warm living room of his Dixon Road home, he served tea in mugs of his own making. Like much of his work, the mugs were substantial, functional, and surprisingly delicate to the eye and to the touch. The interview felt like an old-fashioned visit, and it's the warmth and ease of a visit that Malcolm
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Sherman
, 
Joseph

Sherman
, 
Joseph

Man of the Word
Profile by Jane Ledwel

Joseph Sherman's newest book, American Standard and Other Poems, ends with a lie. The short biographical note that closes the collection says, "Joseph Sherman is a man of few words." Joe is not, in fact, known for reticence. Friends know him for amiable, occasionally cantankerous chatter marked by off-beat humour. And over many years, he put thousands of
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Hennessey
, Michael

Hennessey
, Michael

Forever Writing
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Despite retirement and a relaxed demeanour, Michael Hennessey is hard at work. Off and on this past year, he has been revising the manuscript of a novel, his first attempt at a longer narrative after a writing career built on plays and short stories. As much as he loves the challenge of making revisions, the work is intense. "I can really work a lather up,"
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Sylvester, John

Sylvester, John

Seeing What Develops
Profile by Jane Ledwell

John Sylvester is, he admits, "a bit of a perfectionist." While most of us were attempting to stay out of the snow this past long winter, John was taking advantage of a fresh, deeply snowbound perspective on the PEI landscape he has been seeing and photographing for the past eighteen years.

For one image for his new book, Island Light (being published
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Some Upcoming Events

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily Mitchell Wiebe: VampSites Until March 3 The Gallery opened a new solo exhibition by Mi [ ... ]

Gadfly crew

Urban roots dance January 31
Homburg Theatre Gadfly is an eclectic urban dance crew that is steppin [ ... ]

Roma

January 25–28
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity, mature subject matter
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón, [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

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, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]