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New Wave Entrepreneur

New Wave Entrepreneur
HK & Ivan MacArthur

New Wave Entrepreneur, by HK & Ivan MacArthur, has been recently published.

On Prince Edward Island, many new immigrants arrive under the “Immigrate to PEI as an Entrepreneur” category of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Since the inception of the Provincial Nominee Program there have been varying viewpoints on the benefits and challenges of the program. The

Two new books from Dr. Richard Raiswell

Two new books from Dr. Richard Raiswell
Knowing Demons, Knowing Spirits in the Early Modern Period

Editors Dr. Richard Raiswell, Michelle Brock, David Winter

Evidence in the Age of the New Sciences

Editors James Lancaster, Richard Raiswell

Dr. Richard Raiswell, an associate professor of history at UPEI, has co-edited two new books. Knowing Demons, Knowing Spirits in the Early Modern Period (co-edited with Michelle Brock and David

A gift of Island poetry: Steve McOrmond

The Photographer of Snowflakes

As a boy, he tried to sketch them,
but his pencil couldn’t scurry fast enough
before the designs melted or sublimed in air.
He wanted to hold them in his mind
but they were already losing resolution.

Later, he would stand for hours
in the cold with a bellows camera
mated to a microscope, waiting
for the first snowflakes to commence
their twitchy, wind-tossed descent.


The Guest Book: Alix MacLean

Reading Anne

Here’s something no one knows about me: I’ve never actually read the book Anne of Green Gables. I was born and raised on PEI, and found myself as a teenager and young adult working in the Anne business. I’m a huge fan of the musical. And yet somehow, I’ve never read it; what’s more, I can’t even figure out how I managed to avoid reading it.

As Islanders, we all inevitably grow up with

1919—PEI Soldiers Return from the Great War

1919—PEI Soldiers Return from the Great War
Writers wanted for new Culture Summerside project

1919 could be described as a year of intense mixed emotions on Prince Edward Island. The Armistice that brought an end to the Great War had been signed on November 11, 1918, and the majority of Canadian soldiers who had served in the conflict were coming home.

For some Islanders the news brought great relief that a loved one would return, but it

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

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

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

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

A gift of Island poetry: Judy Gaudet

Curated by Deidre Kessler


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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