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Be an In-School Mentor

Who can be a mentor? You can! Kids need real people with real experience to help them realize their  [ ... ]

AVC open house

The Atlantic Veterinary College's 30th annual Open House will take place September 29 from 10 am–2 [ ... ]

A History of Mount Stewart

Illustrated & Extended Edition
Frank Pigot with the Hillsborough River Association

Over the centuries, the Hillsborough River was the primary navigation corridor across the Island since Aboriginal people first arrived here. The Hillsborough’s rich tidal waters, old growth forests, fisheries, saltmarshes and other natural resources fostered settlement, navigation, shipbuilding, agriculture,
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RED Magazine # 15

This latest issue of RED says “so long” to two great stalwarts of PEI history. 

Father Francis Bolger might very well be regarded as the generating force of the great explosion of Island historical writing that has taken place over the past 50 years in this province. Author, and legendary lecturer at UPEI, he instilled in at least two generations of Islanders a love and fascination for our
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And All The Stars Shall Fall

And All The Stars Shall Fall
Hugh MacDonald

Hugh MacDonald returns to the page with the second book in his Last Wild Boy series. It is entitled And All The Stars Shall Fall.

Finally, former poet laureate is releasing the follow-up to the dystopic novel The Last Wild Boy. Set in the futuristic world where women run everything because of the past mistakes of men, this series is a fascinating look at what the world could become.
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EVELYN: Last of her Kind

EVELYN: Last of her Kind
David Weale and Loretta Campbell

Evelyn: Last of her Kind, by David Weale and Loretta Campbell, has been recently published by Tangle Lane Inc. Author David Weale says, “In many ways, Evelyn Christopher was the last of her kind; the last of that species of self-sufficient, agrarian peasantry, with roots stretching back to Western Europe, that subsisted on small farms across this entire Island
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A gift of Island poetry: Hugh MacDonald

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

THE SHAPE OF YOU

At first you were scraps
and fractals of form.
I would sleep and dream
fragments of laughter,
part of a smile, a glimpse
of your parting heels,
the fabric of a skirt.
Through time there whirled
a kaleidoscope of fractured forms,
a myriad of colours, gradually
slowing and settling into
momentarily stable shapes,
lines, curves, angles, slopes,
all in warm motion,
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Confederation Centre Arts Education Course

Storytelling course for children with instructor Lara Bober

Confederation Centre’s arts education program is offering a new course called Visual storytelling and life writing on October 11.

This course is for children ages 11 to 14 and will explore the art of storytelling through words and drawing, with a focus on personal stories. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a number of
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From Black Horses to White Steeds

From Black Horses to White Steeds
Laurie Brinklow and Ryan Gibson editors

The first new fall book from Island Studies Press at UPEI, is From Black Horses to White Steeds, a study of how small communities can survive and flourish. Edited by Laurie Brinklow and Ryan Gibson, this new book celebrates and critiques the dynamics of innovation, governance, and culture in place.

Case studies from both sides of the North Atlantic
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Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be

Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be
J. J. Steinfeld

Fiction writer, poet, and playwright J. J. Steinfeld’s latest poetry collection, Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be, has been recently published by Guernica Editions. The one hundred poems of this new collection confront, grapple with, explore, argue with, and ultimately embrace the human condition as they hover between what the author sees as the absurd and the existential elements of
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J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works

J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works
Sandra Singer editor

Guernica Editions has published a book dealing with the writing of author J. J. Steinfeld. Compiled and edited by Sandra Singer, J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works is a critical look at PEI writer J. J. Steinfeld’s extensive and prolific writings in poetry, fiction and theatre, ranging from early work on post-Holocaust themes to later examinations of absurdity and
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Bad Bad Boys: Small Tales of Big Adventures

Bad Bad Boys: Small Tales of Big Adventures
Dale Small

Dale Small has written a new book called Bad Bad Boys: Small Tales of Big Adventures. It’s a book/memoir of stories published by Tangle Lane Press. Foreword is by Island author and publisher David Weale.

This “disclaimer” by Dale Small on the back cover provides a good foretaste of what you will find in his book:

“Within this collection of tales are persons whose names are real. On the
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The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen...

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City Cinema Tickets at the door, cash only, all seats $10. (For movies in the same week [ ... ]

Summer 1993

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

The Charlottetown Film Festival

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

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 [ ... ]