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ALPHA sessions

Explore life, faith and meaning in an open and safe environment. ALPHA is a series of interactive se [ ... ]

Sexual health walk-in clinic

A sexual health walk-in clinic will offer Islanders another way to access sexual health services, in [ ... ]

The Devil is Smooth Like Honey

The Devil is Smooth Like Honey
Mima

The Canadian author known as Mima (PEI’s Michelle Arsenault) has recently published her eighth book, The Devil is Smooth Like Honey, the sequel to Always be a Wolf.

El narco. A monster. Un diablo. Jorge Hernandez had been called many things and it always made him laugh. If there was one word that could be used to describe him, it would be untouchable. Corrupt politicians, succumbing to his
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A gift of Island poetry: Renée Blanchette

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

MY HEART IS A WHEEL

My heart is a wheel,
or a whale fluke, a snail’s antenna,
a bat cave where a squirrel lives
and an unfurling tape measure.

You are the apostle,
and an angel,
a dewdrop,
a pen and a lighted porch
in the pre-dawn.
Definitely not an empty bucket
or curled leaves on the stair. 

Pain is a jungle panther
looking for prey,
leaving a phosphorous trail,
equatorial
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Exquisite boredom

One Great Thing
by Ann Thurlow

Here is a family on vacation, that’s for sure. The boy strides ahead, the parents in their smart vacation clothes walk hand in hand, stopping to peer into shops. And there, trailing behind, is a girl with her nose in a book. Remember this? Remember the exquisite boredom of a holiday with your folks? When you long for adventure but all they want is to relax? When a
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The Island Magazine Number 81

Spring/Summer 2017

The Island Magazine Number 81, Spring/Summer 2017 is available. Articles in this issue are: Promise and Disappointment: Princetown’s Failure as a County Town by Earle Lockerby; “All Had a Pretty Good Night”: A Teenager’s Diary in 1933/”Tout le monde a passé une belle soirée”: Journal d’une adolescente en 1933 by Georges Arsenault; Come From Away: The Natural History of Lupins on
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A Book of Canadian Hope

During the 21-city national tour in 2015, Watermark Theatre collected thousands of personal hopes for the future in a souvenir book entitled A Book of Canadian Hope. A copy will be placed in the walls of Province House for the government of 2167 to open for our descendants to read. Some excerpts:

“In 150 years, we are going to be talking about love, we are going to be talking about fear….people
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The Communities of Lot 16: 200 Years of Our History

The Communities of Lot 16: 200 Years of Our History
Donna Lyle

The Communities of Lot 16: Two Hundred Years of Our History, is written by Donna Lyle, on behalf of the Lot 16 Seniors History Committee. The new book is 224 pages and features over 200 archival photos, collected by committee members from their own photo albums, and albums of their neighbours. In addition to historical information on the area’s schools, businesses, churches,
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Blood and Stars

Blood and Stars
Jaime Lee Mann

Blood and Stars, the fifth novel in Jaime Lee Mann’s popular Legend of Rhyme series for middle grade readers, launches on September 23 with a book signing at Indigo Charlottetown from 1 to 3 pm.

Several years ago, PEI 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
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Historic Furniture of Prince Edward Island

Historic Furniture of Prince Edward Island
James W. Macnutt
Photography by Maurice Roy

The Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation has announced the publication of Historic Furniture of Prince Edward Island, the first comprehensive survey of Prince Edward Island historic furniture. Clearly written by James W. Macnutt and beautifully illustrated by Maurice Roy with over 750 color photos, this rich volume describes and analyzes a
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Cod Only Knows

Cod Only Knows
Hilary MacLeod

Author Hilary MacLeod’s Cod Only Knows is the sixth book in The Shores murder mystery series, from Island publisher The Acorn Press. The books are set in a small fishing village in PEI, inspired by Sea View, MacLeod’s summer home for the past 27 years. The series began in 2010 with Revenge of the Lobster Lover. It won a CBC Bookie Award the following year for Best Mystery, and was
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Blue Waiting

Blue Waiting
Sean Wiebe, Celeste Snowber

Blue Waiting is a new collection of poems from Charlottetown poet Sean Wiebe and West Coast poet Celeste Snowber. The poets say that Blue Waiting has been formed through the geography of living. This geography takes shape in the edges of islands, mountains, families, and most of all the terrain of the inner life. In two voices, it explores many issues facing the coasts
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Some Upcoming Events

Louise Mould exhibit

Until September 21
Robertson Library, UPEI Sailing to the Shores of Generosity: an Exhibit by L [ ... ]

George Canyon tour comes to S’side

November 3
Harbourfront Theatre Canadian country star George Canyon is taking his new album, Southsi [ ... ]

Comic Book Art

Exhibit features work by Island comic book creators Until October 5
Eptek Centre There is a thrivin [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]