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A gift of Island poetry: Brent MacLaine

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

Every one will bloom.

Those that fade will do so painlessly.
They will go gently into memory
and be icons for confused lovers in a future time.
Regret will be a strange devastation
in a foreign land.

Those that endure will be exemplary,
their brilliance undoing any hint of shadow.
Hymns and poetry will be unnecessary.

And finally,
mistakes, miscues, untimely words,
missed
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The Shoeman Curse: A Dramedy

The Shoeman Curse: A Dramedy
Chris A. MacKinnon

Chris A. MacKinnon has published a novel entitled The Shoeman Curse: A Dramedy. It is available through Kindle.

Can fathers and husbands get out of their own way? Is it possible to survive the curse of infants, teenagers and relationship-stupidity? To get around the “Shoeman Curse,” Dusty Shoeman, a quiet, hardworking man, closet-writes his way to sanity. But what happens when
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Seizing the Ivy: A Pompey Tale

Seizing the Ivy: A Pompey Tale
Barbara Parsons

Seizing the Ivy: A Pompey Tale by Barbara Parsons has been published by Bunim & Bannigan, Ltd.

A veteran ward sister and nurse, Ivy Maude Gorwick survived years of bicycling to work in a blacked-out city beneath the flak-rattled night skies of World War Two. She now anticipates a respite from years of hard work and lonely widowhood as a resident of The Glebe Repose, a modish
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The Ballad of Billie Potts

The Ballad of Billie Potts
Robert Penn Warren
Illustrated by P. John Burden

One of the most significant early works of Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)—the American writer and literary critic who is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes in both fiction and poetry—The Ballad of Billie Potts has, in the decades since it was released in Warren’s 1943 volume Selected Poems, proven far more universal than its setting of the
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Verbatim: A Novel

Verbatim: A Novel
Jeff Bursey

Verbivoracious Press is bringing out, as part of its Reprint Series, Island author Jeff Bursey’s biting satire Verbatim: A Novel, originally published in 2010 by Enfield & Wizenty. It’s based on Bursey’s experience working in the 1990s in the Newfoundland and Labrador Hansard, the division in legislative assemblies that transcribes and publishes legislative debates. This paperback
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The Stand-In

The Stand-In
David Helwig

A new novella, The Stand-In, by David Helwig, has been recently published by Biblioasis.

A retired academic is called to a remote university to speak as the replacement for an old friend recently deceased in unusual circumstances. The Stand-In is a transcript of these lectures, revealing a sophisticated tale of art, fame, and adultery that unfolds through rambling anecdotes and
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Poet, scientist, citizen

Poet, scientist, citizen
Author Liz Howard to speak at UPEI for Winter’s Tales

Liz Howard will give a Winter’s Tales public reading of her poetry and talk about her life path on March 15 at 7:30 pm in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building, Charlottetown.

Liz Howard, of Anishinaabe descent, grew up in Northern Ontario surrounded by wilderness. Her life path took her south to earn an Honours Bachelor of Science with High
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PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic

PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic
Keir Lowther to read 

Keir Lowther will be the featured reader at the PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic on March 15, at 7 pm at Receiver Coffee Co., 128 Richmond St in Charlottetown.

Keir is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers, and was awarded an apprenticeship by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia.

Keir has received awards including from the Maritime Writing Competition, the Atlantic
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Some Weather We’re Having!

Some Weather We’re Having!
The 2018 PEI weather trivia calendar
UPEI Climate Research Lab

UPEI’s Climate Research Lab has launched the 2018 edition of its PEI weather trivia calendar. Some Weather We’re Having! is available at The Bookmark in the Confederation Court Mall, Murphy’s Pharmacies in the Charlottetown area, or at the UPEI Climate Research Lab on campus.

Co-authored by Don Jardine and Dr. Adam Fenech, the
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A Classical Concert at Carnegie Hall

A Classical Concert at Carnegie Hall
Carl McNally
Illustrated by Duncan Brooks

Carl McNally has self-published a book entitled A Classical Concert at Carnegie Hall. The small book is illustrated by Duncan Brooks. Carl hopes that both children and adults will enjoy this picture book.

This is no ordinary concert. The instruments in the orchestra include violin, banjo, spoons, harp drums, bells, guitar, trombone, clarinet, steel guitar
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