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VFC Innovation Jam

Venture for Canada’s Innovation Jam is a chance to build new skills and networks, and demonstrate  [ ... ]

Royal Winnipeg Ballet auditions

From October 10–January 25, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) School Professional Division will hold [ ... ]

Creative retreat

Creative retreat
Manley Mann Media hosts in Cavendish

Writers, painters, sewers, and creatives of all sorts are invited to a retreat at Cavendish Maples Cottage. Hosted by Manley Mann Media, a local writing and editing firm, the retreat will run from September 29 to October 1. Participants also have the option of arriving on September 28; organized activities begin on Friday evening with a social.

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Silver Donald Cameron presents book signing and film screening

Silver Donald Cameron presents book signing and film screening

Silver Donald Cameron will visit PEI to present a film screening and book signing in Charlottetown on October 2. Venue and time will be announced.

One of Canada’s most accomplished authors, Silver Donald Cameron currently devotes most of his time to his work as host and executive producer of, an environmental website devoted to intense, in-depth conversations with the

A gift of Island poetry: Lobie Daughton

Curated by Deirdre Kessler


Slowly I move my gaze
to see the hummingbird.
Glimpse just the flash
of my impatience.
Emerald-streaked thin air.
A nodding blossom
emptied of its nectar.

—Lobie Daughton. Country Matters. Saturday Morning Chapbooks, Fourth Series, No. 3, 2014.

Prince Edward Island poet laureate Deirdre Kessler selects a poem a month by an Island poet for readers of The Buzz.

A Book of Canadian Hope/ Un livre d’espoir canadien

At sunrise on July 1, 2017, A Book of Canadian Hope/ Un livre d’espoir canadien was presented to the Premier of Prince Edward Island in Province House with a request that it be sealed in the building and be opened on that day in 2167. The book arrived by canoe carried by Mi’kmaq Legend leader, Julie Pelletier-Lush.

A Book of Canadian Hope/Un livre d’espoir canadien completes a project created by

On Love's Gentle Shore

On Love's Gentle Shore
Liz Johnson

Baker Book House, Amazon, Barnes & Noble,

On Love’s Gentle Shore, the final novel in the Prince Edward Island Dreams series by Liz Johnson, has been published.

Natalie O’Ryan had no plans to return to Prince Edward Island. But when her fiancé books their wedding in her hometown and schedules a summer at Rose’s Red Door Inn, she sets out to plan the perfect

World Harness Racing

World Harness Racing

Retromedia Publishing of PEI is releasing World Harness Racing, a book dedicated to the harness racing industry worldwide—its great people and its wonderful horses.

Just over a year ago, a letter was sent out to the harness racing governing bodies of 20 countries from five continents asking them for a short review of their harness racing history and the biographies of three of their favourite

Lucky Duck Cola

Lucky Duck Cola
Stephen Puiia

Lucky Duck Cola is a surreal, dystopian satire written by Stephen Puiia and published recently by Solstice Publishing.

Humania is in danger. Cola mogul, Joe Tornado and General Lenis Meanest are in control and want to kick someone’s butt. Their target is the most disempowered, ugly and stinky group in Hover City—the Humaniacs. One Humaniac, Pooya, stands a chance to stop them. Lucky

Castles in the Sand

Castles in the Sand
Susan Rodgers

Summerside author Susan Rodgers has released a new novel, Castles in the Sand.

Are you looking for the perfect beach read to tuck into your beach bag? Well, how about taking along a love story that’s set right here on little ole’ Prince Edward Island’s north shore?

The three of them were in the photo; standing prominently in front of their tanned bodies was a newly built sandcastle,

After Many Years: Twenty-one “Long-Lost” Stories by L. M. Montgomery

After Many Years: Twenty-one “Long-Lost” Stories by L. M. Montgomery
Carolyn Strom Collins & Christy Woster editors

Although best known for creating the spirited Anne Shirley, L. M. Montgomery had a thriving writing career that included several novels and more than five hundred poems and stories.

A new collection, After Many Years: Twenty-one “Long-Lost” Stories by L. M. Montgomery, brings together rare pieces originally published between 1900 and 1939 that

Meet Me at Green Gables | Rideau rouge et pignons verts

Meet Me at Green Gables | Rideau rouge et pignons verts
Michel Bourque
Illustrator Jean-Luc Trudel

Meet Me at Green Gables and Rideau rouge et pignons verts, published by Bouton d’or Acadie, was recently launched in Studio 1 at Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. Written by Michel Bourque and illustrated by Jean-Luc Trudel, the two children’s books—one publication in English and one in French—tell the story of Gracie Finley and Glenda

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Some Upcoming Events

9th Grand Ruisseau Song Festival

September 28–30
Mont-Carmel Parish Hall The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial [ ... ]


October 26–November 1
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, violence, disturbing content
Dir: Spik [ ... ]

Jimmy Rankin shows

November 22 at Trailside Café
November 23 at Harbourfront Theatre Jimmy Rankin's new Moving East (o [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]