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Blood donors needed

Canadian Blood Services has announced that more than 22,000 donors are urgently needed across Canada [ ... ]

Call for Vendors

The PEI Crafts Council has put out a call for vendors for the Christmas Craft Show taking place Nove [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: David Helwig

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

WAKING

Morning light, and in soft
strokes of oil pastel,
rose, coral, summer wheat,
a face quiet among the ruffles
of crumpled bedding,
eyelashes of your shut eyes,

as my wakened nerves stir
morning into meaning
by all such secular mandalas,
the new occasions of weather,
abrupt particulars, the shock
of scalding coffee,

each day sure to grow
sleek and gargantuan
with its excessive
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Book Love PEI

The PEI Public Library Service is partnering with The Bookmark in Charlottetown for a new annual literary event. Book Love PEI will be an author focused event to celebrate the work of a selected author and get Islanders excited about reading.

The new program will be launched with Canadian author Eden Robinson on November 1 at 7 pm in Memorial Hall at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in
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UPEI Winter’s Tales

UPEI Winter’s Tales
Author reading series resumes

 

Steve McOrmond + Chris Bailey

Carriage House, Beaconsfield
Charlottetown
September 17, 7 pm

Stever McOrmond’s poetry has captivated readers across Canada since his first book, Lean Days, in 2004, while Chris Bailey, from a North Lake fishing family, is a newcomer to the literary scene.

Chris Bailey, a recent UPEI Psychology graduate, has been living in
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Project Heaven on Earth: The 3 questions that will help you change the world ... easily

Project Heaven on Earth: The 3 questions that will help you change the world ... easily
Martin Rutte

Author, international speaker and management consultant Martin Rutte, will launch his new book, Project Heaven on Earth: The 3 questions that will help you change the world ... easily, on September 20 at 6:30 pm at The Kettle Black, 45 Queen St. Charlottetown. Along with meeting the author, guests will experience the 3 simple questions that get you in touch with what Heaven on Earth
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Stir of Shadows

Stir of Shadows
Jamie Lee Mann

Middle-grade fantasy author Jaime Lee Mann started writing down the bedtime stories she told her daughters when she realized they couldn’t get enough of the tales. Now she is preparing for the release of the sixth title in the Legend of Rhyme series, Stir of Shadows.

This magical tale full of mermaids and witches, pixies and phoenixes, several special sets of twins and a plot
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Rika’s Shepherd

Rika’s Shepherd
Orysia Dawydiak

Acorn Press will release Orysia Dawydiak’s new book, Rika’s Shepherd this fall.

Rika is a happy, energetic girl in control of her life and her small flock of sheep. She’s been helping her father, Willem, run their farm and household, and has been campaigning to get a Border Collie pup. She wants to train the pup to bring in the dairy cattle and herd the sheep. But Rika’s orderly
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Marilla of Green Gables

Marilla of Green Gables
Sarah Mccoy

Marilla of Green Gables, by Sarah McCoy, is published by William Morrow, a US imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. HarperCollins Canada is selling and distributing the book, to be released in October, in Canada.

Marilla illuminates the early life a well known fictional woman in 20th century literature. When we first meet Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables, written in by Lucy Maud
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Awful Kind: The story of the Middlemore Children of Prince Edward Island

Awful Kind: The story of the Middlemore Children of Prince Edward Island
Sara Underwood

Author Sara Underwood will launch her book, Awful Kind: The story of the Middlemore Children of Prince Edward Island on September 28 at 5:30 pm in the Carriage House at Beaconsfield in Charlottetown.

Between 1869 and 1948 about 118,000 children were brought to Canada from England and placed with families across the county.

We do not know exactly how many of those children were sent
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Big Sky Landscapes

Big Sky Landscapes
Alex Murchison

Photographer Alex Murchison has released his second book. Big Skies Prince Edward Island is a 36 page hardcover book showcasing a collection of landscape images, primarily from Queens and Kings Counties.

Rising high over valleys, the shoreline or the rolling hills, big skies are a major part of the PEI landscape. While many focus on the scene directly in front of them, Alex includes
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The Other Side of the Sun: the true story of one refugee’s journey

The Other Side of the Sun: the true story of one refugee’s journey
Thien Tang

Pottersfield Press has published a new book by Prince Edward Island resident Thien Tang. The book, The Other Side of the Sun: the true story of one refugee’s journey, follows the author’s journey as a refugee from Vietnam to Canada.

Between 1979 and 1980 one million Vietnamese refugees escaped their war-torn country; 60,000 settled in Canada. Called the “boat people” upwards of 70% of
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Some Upcoming Events

The Charlottetown Film Festival

October 12–14
City Cinema The Charlottetown Film Society, dedicated to supporting film culture on  [ ... ]

9th Grand Ruisseau Song Festival

September 28–30
Mont-Carmel Parish Hall The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial [ ... ]

Summer 1993

September 21–26
City Cinema PG, some language, mature content
Dir: Carla Simón, Spain, 98 min. Lai [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]