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Youth in Trades Program

Are you interested in exploring a career in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, or welding? Constructio [ ... ]

Clyde River Lecture Series

The theme for the 7th Annual Clyde River Lectures Series is “Cars, Photography and Fashion” [ ... ]

Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day is January 27 and Islanders are making special efforts to celebrate the benefits of reading and learning together as a family.

“As parents, we are our children’s first and most important teachers,” said Education, Early Learning and Culture Minister Jordan Brown. “Parents can support their child’s learning by making family literacy a part of their everyday routine, by
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Battle Tales IV: We Battle On

Short story contest

Battle Tales IV is a short story contest which will run January 20 at 12:01 am, until January 26 at 11:59 pm.

Brought to you by the PEI Writers’ Guild, Battle Tales gives participants three writing prompts and one week to write a story for the chance to win all the glory this frantic, low-stakes contest has to offer. Battle Tales is free to enter.

Author and playwright Steven
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Romance Writing Workshop

On February 9 PEI Writers’ Guild will host a workshop entitled Heat Rising: Writing the Romantic Revolution at the Haviland Club in downtown Charlottetown. Open to both members and non-members of the Guild, the workshop will allow participants to learn more about romance writing in the twenty-first century.

Led by Nova Scotia author Michelle Helliwell from Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada
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Writing Symposium

The PEI Writers’ Guild will host a writing symposium this summer. Sponsored by Innovation PEI, with the support of the University of Prince Edward Island and Reading Town PEI, the Wild Threads Writing Symposium is open to writers of all levels from across Canada and takes place August 23 to 25 with an opening reception the evening of August 22.

Author workshops will be facilitated by established
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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 distant in time as in space
From these words, this language, the narrow
Range of pitch across its plosive phonemes,
Do not worry if you’ve never heard of me. 

I only make things of quiet lies arranged
To describe the folding and unfolding
Wings and limbs continually attempt
In lust and flight and
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Deep Water Pearls: A Collection of Women’s Memoir

Deep Water Pearls: A Collection of Women’s Memoir
Edited by Kathleen Hamilton

Deep Water Pearls, an anthology of women’s memoirs, has been published by Acorn Press. Thirteen writers, guided by memoir coach and editor Kathleen Hamilton, reveal the most intimate turning points in their lives, memories deeply charged with meaning, moments after which their lives were never the same.

The stories are diverse: we meet a PEI farm girl exploring her
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A gift of Island poetry: Judy Gaudet

Curated by Deidre Kessler

Anticipation

Outside my window the world is hovering
on hummingbird wings beating such a quick time
it’s as if it’s standing still, holding its breath
until it lets go and roars and batters through
this still scene with snow flying and winds baffling
the house, the garden disappearing in a blind
whirling robe of white fire. The geranium, the begonia,
David and Star and I stand
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Two new books by Clint Morrison

Two new books by Clint Morrison
CAPTAIN: A Brief Biography of Captain E.R “Ben” Pike (1921-2016)
Soul Fire: Poetic Cries of a Baby Boomer

On November 3, Island writer, J. Clinton Morrison, launched two new books at Lefurgey Cultural Centre, Summerside. The first book, entitled CAPTAIN: A Brief Biography of Captain E.R. “Ben” Pike (1921-2016), Summerside, P.E.I. (51 pages, staple-bound), was written in memory of a good
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From Time to Time an Egg

From Time to Time an Egg
John H. Brehaut

A young man’s agonizing decision to leave the family farm, the mysterious death of two healthy young men on the Northumberland Strait, a village paralyzed by fear during an epidemic and the shattering of an idyllic Christmas Eve by economic reality are four of the short stories con-tained in John Brehaut’s new book, From Time to Time an Egg.

Named for a suggestion in a
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BIS seeks volunteers, books

The Benevolent Irish Society Library Committee is hoping to have their Library operational early in the new year. The Committee is looking for more volunteers to help with supervising the Library. If you have an afternoon once a month (or more) they would like to hear from you. The Committee is also looking for more book donations. Currently the Library has about 1500 books but has room for two or
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Some Upcoming Events

Raised on TV #3

February 15 & 16
The Guild Now in its third season, Raised on Television (RoTV3) is taking a loo [ ... ]

Blaze

January 29–February 3
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, substance abuse
Dir: Ethan Hawke, US, 129 m [ ... ]

Fräulein Klarinette

Piano and clarinet recital at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall January 26
UPEI UPEI Clarinet Profess [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]