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FIN call for entries

The 2019 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival call for entries is officially open. FIN is curre [ ... ]

Charlottetown Fest cast housing

Every summer the off-Island cast, orchestra, and crew of the Charlottetown Festival flood into town  [ ... ]

Steven Heighton—UPEI Writer-in-Residence

Steven Heighton—UPEI Writer-in-Residence

This winter’s UPEI Writer-in-Residence will be Steven Heighton, award-winning novelist, poet, short-story writer, and essayist. He will give a public reading on February 6 at 7:30 pm in the UPEI Main Building, Faculty Lounge, Charlottetown.

Raised in Toronto and northern Ontario, Heighton travelled and worked in western Canada, Australia, and Asia, studied at Queen’s University, and settled in
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PEI Book Award nominations

Island authors, editors, and book producers are encouraged to apply for a PEI Book Award before January 31.

Sponsored by the province’s Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, the awards are presented every two years to recognize writing excellence in the three categories of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

To be eligible for the awards: a book must have been published in the
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#BeccaToldMeTo

#BeccaToldMeTo
Spreading kindness, one hashtag at a time
Jason Tremere

Riverview, NB teenager Rebecca Schofield was recently named "Newsmaker of the Year" for 2017 as a result of her goodwill, bravery, and poise in the face of adversity. 

At 17, she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in December 2016 and asked friends and family on Facebook to perform acts of kindness in her honour and tag them on
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On Five Dollars A Day

On Five Dollars A Day
An Innocent Abroad in Europe Summer 1965
James W. Macnutt, Q.C.

Austin MacAuley Publishers™ have recently published a novel by James MacNutt entitled On Five Dollars A Day: An Innocent Abroad in Europe Summer 1965.

…”In the mid-1960s there was a concerted effort by governments on both sides of the Atlantic to encourage international students to travel around Europe. It was deemed a matter of great
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Auracle

Auracle
Dawn Mossman

Dawn Mossman is releasing her first young adult novel, Auracle, in January.

Auracle is set in small town Atlantic Canada. It follows one teenage girl as she explores the concept of self through some basic laws of science and her own notions on spirituality.

The biggest things on the minds of most grade 9 girls are the semi-formal and beginning high school next year. Violet and her two
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Rock Coach

Rock Coach
A Practical Guide for Teaching Rock Bands in Schools
Steve Giddings

Rock Coach: A Practical Guide for Teaching Rock Bands in Schools, by Steve Giddings, is designed with the classically trained school music teacher in mind. It encourages teachers to develop the skill-set to teach a rock group at their school.

This book is designed to guide the teacher through tried-and-true best practices for
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Blood for Honey

Blood for Honey
Erin Suurkoivu

Erin Suurkoivu’s first volume of poetry, Blood for Honey (Lulu, October 2017), reflects on the things many of us may overlook in this day and age, or reflects on the things we miss and long for. 

There is love, of course, in all its forms: unrequited, true, and a mother’s unconditionally. There are experiences, whether it be travelling through Europe with an unfavourable
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Journalling with Soul

Journalling with Soul
Susan Doiron

Susan Doiron, an Island author and counselling therapist has published a new book, Journalling with Soul. The book launch will occur January 31 at 7 pm at the Cornwall Public Library.

Journalling with Soul is the third publication in Susan’s Finding Blue Beach Glass personal and vocational development series. She is passionate about helping people discover who they
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A gift of Island poetry: Beth Janzen

Curated by Deirdre Kessler 

GHOSTS

They stood looking out
from every line
and nothing spoke to them.

They whispered to each other
and let their eyes roll up.
They ate the alphabet.

The trees budded, leafed, and coloured
The seasons passed unsung

The snake chewed a little more
of its tail each day until it disappeared.

It was so dark.

I waited and watched the trees.

Tonight the blossoms fall
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Love for Montgomery

Love for Montgomery

In L.M. Montgomery’s beloved Anne of Green Gables, the Avery Scholarship was an object of fierce competition between Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe.

The Avery Award is a very real, new award at UPEI, established in appreciation of the legacy of Montgomery, and its very first recipient is Michaela Wipond, a third-year English major from Calgary, Alberta.

Wipond first fell in love with the writings
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Some Upcoming Events

Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

Awards Gala, concerts, shows, parties and more January 23–27
Charlottetown Credit Union Music PEI [ ... ]

Jack Frost Winterfest at Eastlink Centre

February 15–18
Charlottetown Emmy-Award winning entertainers, Imagination Movers, will bring their [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily Mitchell Wiebe: VampSites Until March 3 The Gallery opened a new solo exhibition by Mi [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]