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12 Angry Women

Upcoming play reading and auditions  Play Reading: On November 19 at 6:30 pm there will be a  [ ... ]

Festive Wreath Contest

It’s time for the annual Friends of Confederation Centre Festive Wreath Exhibition. Show off your  [ ... ]

Ghost Stories and Legends of Prince Edward Island

Ghost Stories and Legends of Prince Edward Island
Julie V. Watson
Photography John C. Watson

Second Edition

Julie V. Watson has published a second edition of Ghost Stories and Legends of Prince Edward Island (Dundurn) with photography by John C. Watson.

Swathed in mist, surrounded by the secretive sea, wind wailing like the lost souls of sailors around its shores, Prince Edward Island is the ideal setting for the strange and incredible even the
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And The Devil Will Laugh

And The Devil Will Laugh
Mima (aka Michelle M. Arsenault)

Canadian author Mima (Michelle M. Arsenault) has published her tenth book. And The Devil Will Laugh is be the fifth book in the criminal-suspense Hernandez series.

Jorge Hernandez is a driven man. What he sets his mind on he goes after relentlessly, and doesn’t care if he leaves his adversaries in body bags or covered in pools of blood. He’s ruthless and determined
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Leonard’s Flat

Leonard’s Flat
Steven Mayoff

Leonard’s Flat is Steven Mayoff’s new chapbook, an ekphrastic cycle of 10 linked poems based on 10 paintings by his uncle, Len Fligel. As a teenager, Len studied at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art with Group of Seven member, Arthur Lismer. He later travelled to Alaska and Mexico, and studied in Italy. He settled down in Scotland, where he painted and taught at a variety of schools.
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Crossing Troubled Waters

Crossing Troubled Waters
Edited by Colleen MacQuarrie, Fiona Bloomer, Claire Pierson, and Shannon Stettner

Abortion in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Prince Edward Island

Crossing Troubled Waters shines a light on two islands—Ireland (north and south) and Prince Edward Island, Canada—and considers for each island, the nature of the discourse of abortion on the island, the impact that restrictions have had, ongoing efforts
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A Visit to the Kafka Café

A Visit to the Kafka Café
J. J. Steinfeld

Fiction writer, poet, and playwright J. J. Steinfeld’s latest book, A Visit to the Kafka Café, has been recently published by Ekstasis Editions. The 110 poems are both a dialogue with and a questioning of the human condition as they hover between what the author sees as the absurd and the existential elements of life, making their way through the worldly and otherworldly aspects of
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Bookmark readings

Bookmark readings
Celebrities and authors in Charlottetown

Charlottetown’s independent bookstore, Bookmark has announced three events for November.

On November 7 at 7:30 pm comedian and Montreal Canadiens superfan Jay Baruchel will be promoting his new book, Born Into It—A Fan’s Life. It’s no secret that Jay Baruchel is a die-hard fan of the Montreal Canadiens. He talks about the team at every opportunity, wears
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A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

Things My Buddy Said

Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
like you wouldn’t believe. Like you never seen.
One time I got out of the car. I was 15, 16

and I was with my father. It was hot, man.
A hot summer. We were at the grocery store,
in the parking lot and this guy cut us off

and I went over and hauled him out and just
hammered him. Got back in the car and my
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Moira Ashe: Kindred Spirits

Moira Ashe: Kindred Spirits
Brendon Bertram

You’re never too young to chase your dreams. And award-winning PEI author Brendon Bertram knows this first-hand. His first novel, Moira Ashe: Enemy Within, released earlier this year, debuted to considerable praise winning Bronze in both the Paranormal and Fantasy/Historical categories of the Global eBook Awards. It was described as “captivating…with plenty of attention stealing
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Memoirs of a Boy from PEI, Born in ’38

Memoirs of a Boy from PEI, Born in ’38
Gene Rogerson

Memoirs of a Boy from PEI, Born in ’38, by Gene Rogerson, charts the journeys of a boy from a PEI village, his ventures across this great land, and back again.

Growing up in Crapaud in the forties, the author spent his days fishing, skating on ponds, floating ice cakes, playing hooky from school to go hunting, and getting into mischief. The son of a butter maker, he seemed destined
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Ripples of War—Lloyd's Story

Ripples of War—Lloyd's Story
John Wonnacott

Author John Wonnacott, born and raised in Charlottetown, has released his new book Ripples of War—Lloyd’s Story, a work of historical fiction that tells the true story of a Charlottetown youth who entered the First World War as a 17-year-old gunner in 1915.

Lloyd recalls his boyhood on the Island with idyllic days of trout fishing, swimming and falling in love. He relates his
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Some Upcoming Events

The Island Christmas Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines December 5–8
Harmony House Theatre Christmas gives us permis [ ... ]

Symons Lecture

Dr. Margaret MacMillan is 2018 medal recipient and lecturer November 23
Homburg Theatre Confederati [ ... ]

What They Had

November 26–December 2
City Cinema PG, coarse language
Dir: Elizabeth Chomko, US, 101 min. Hilary S [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

October is Learning Disabilities Awarene...

This October, the Learning Disabilities Association of PEI (LDAPEI) will be marking Learning Disabil [ ... ]

Young Company headed to National Child W...

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that s [ ... ]