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2019 FIN Kids Film Competition

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Reading Between The Pictures

Reading Between The Pictures
John Nicholson

John Nicholson’s debut fiction entitled Reading Between The Pictures is based on the historical photographs taken by Charlottetown’s William Alexander McKee, and fictional “letters home” that weave together the story of the last contingent of Canadians to see active service in the Anglo-Boer War.

One hundred and sixteen years ago last month, twenty-three Islanders became part of the
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A gift of Island poetry: Richard Lemm

I SHOULD HAVE FISHED WITH HERONS

I should have fished with herons,
scurried after the waves with plovers.
Honeysuckle might have sweetened my lips,
wind-bent spruce trees given shelter.
I could have sailed away in moonlight
when the sea played silver chords.

The stars still linger in my breath
those autumn nights when the air stings.

Memories lie among driftlogs on the shore,
glass floats from broken
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Emily’s Letters

Emily’s Letters
Vicki Reddin-Gauthier

Vicki Reddin-Gauthier launches her first book, Emily’s Letters, December 16 at The Haviland Club, Charlottetown, 12:30–3:30 pm.

The novel explores friendship, romantic love, the here and the here-after: Imagine if you could have one more conversation with friends and lovers now gone from this earth. In Emily’s Letters, the dead have as much to say as the living.

Vicki earned
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TWIG writers win nationally

TWIG writers win nationally

Island authors, Roger Gordon and Margôt Maddison-MacFadyen, have received first-place awards in a national writing competition, run by the magazine Canadian Stories. They are members of the same writing group, TWIG (The Writers in Group), in PEI. TWIG is comprised of a diverse group of around 20 people who meet weekly year-round, with a strong record of receiving prizes at the annual Island
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Possibilities

One Great Thing
by Ann Thurlow

Your head can be turned by a beautiful woman or by a beautiful sentence. Both have secrets—each a whole story and an invitation to imagine.

“I’ll stand out here in the rain until she lets me in”…that’s what I’m talking about, a fragment of a song by Dennis Ellsworth, except that it doesn’t need music to set itself alight. It is an entire sad tale. It is a sentence
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A gift of Island poetry: Diane Morrow

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

LOON

The single lovely bird
in this sudden pond
beside the bike trail
startles.

Yes, it has the checkerboard back,
wide neck, definitely
not a cormorant.
I’ve never been this close to a loon before.

Its red eye
fixes me
before it flies.

I pedal away
blessed to be
its only human witness.

—Dianne Morrow. What Really Happened Is This. Acorn Press, 2011. 

PEI poet laureate
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I, Samantha, Take This Mortal, Darrin

Adam-Michael James

Television’s supernatural sitcom, Bewitched, is getting a wrap-up 45 years after it went off the air. In the show’s original 1964-1972 run, the tale of witch Samantha Stephens and her mortal husband Darrin ended on what might be called a “regular” episode, since series finales were not commonplace for long-running shows like they are today. Now, author Adam-Michael James gives
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Remembered in Bronze and Stone: Canada’s Great War Memorial Statuary

Alan MacLeod

Alan MacLeod has a new book entitled Remembered in Bronze and Stone: Canada's Great War Memorial Statuary about the nation’s war memorials including those in Charlottetown and other parts of the province.

Remembered in Bronze and Stone evokes the years immediately following the First World War, when grief was still freshly felt in communities from one end of Canada to the other. This
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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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Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

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

Blaze

January 29–February 3
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, substance abuse
Dir: Ethan Hawke, US, 129 m [ ... ]

Rumors

Harbourfront Players March 1–2 & 8–10 
Harbourfront Theatre The Harbourfront Players p [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]