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Camp Dynamo

Camp Dynamo, presented by the PEI Business Women’s Association, takes place September 28–30 at D [ ... ]

Pottery in the Park

The fall session of pottery classes at the PEI Potters Studio in Victoria Park, Charlottetown will b [ ... ]

RED #17

RED #17
Published by Tangle Lane

REDquarters are settling into their new publishing cycle which is now three times a year (March/July/November). RED Magazine — Volume 17 — is in stores now and it is jam-packed with Island stories. 

Norah Pendergast, a first time contributor to RED has written an essay about the dichotomous legacy of Sister Mary Henry, and in particular, controversial
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Gift of Island Poetry: Leon Berrouard

My Coffee in Aix-en-Provence 

Just past the Renaissance Cathedral
And across from the school gate
There was a small & warm café 
And that’s where I’d have morning coffee

I remember the narrow stone street
And the limestone buildings
As I watched the way things are
Drinking my demi-tasse of café noir

Before classes in the Université courtyard
I’d lock my bike and then go to a bench
And sit
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The Guest Book: Richard Lemm

Re-visioning

A region’s identity is often shaped, fleshed out, and emblazoned by its literary writers. Literary works help create perceptions, myths, and the ethos of a region. And not only among readers, for the effects of memorable literature permeate a culture.

PEI is a prime example of this through L. M. Montgomery’s writings and, to a lesser extent, those of “The People’s Poet,” Milton Acorn.
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Minding the House

A Biographical Guide to Prince Edward Island MLAs (Volume II) 1993-2017

The Honourable Francis (Buck) Watts, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island and Mr. George Webster, Chair of the Association of Former Members of the Legislative Assembly of P.E.I. recently launched Minding the House, A Biographical Guide to Prince Edward Island Members of the Legislative Assembly MLAs
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The Secret of Bowring Park

The Secret of Bowring Park
Christine Gordon Manley

Christine Gordon Manley invites anyone who believes in the magic within to help her launch The Secret of Bowring Park on July 17 at 6:30 pm at the Confederation Centre Library in Charlottetown.

Every child who has visited the Peter Pan statue in St. John’s, NL, swears that it is magic. They know that the mice, squirrels, rabbits, and fairies are never in the same place as
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Island at the Centre of the World

Island at the Centre of the World
John Calder

Acorn Press has released Island at the Centre of the World by John Calder, a look at the geological history of Prince Edward Island.

PEI has a history. But its story begins far, far beyond the birth of the nation, the arrival of European settlers, the Mi’kmaq, or even the first humans. Its story is older than the Island, which was born of climate change and rising seas 7,000 years ago.
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Put Your Hand in My Hand: The Spiritual Connections of Catherine and Gene MacLellan

Put Your Hand in My Hand: The Spiritual Connections of Catherine and Gene MacLellan
Harvey Sawler

A new book by Harvey Sawler, Put Your Hand in My Hand: The Spiritual Connections of Catherine and Gene MacLellan, has been released by Nimbus Publishing.

Put Your Hand in My Hand is the story of the relationship between one of Canadian singer-songwriter Gene MacLellan and his daughter Catherine, also a talented musical artist. Gene MacLellan’s contribution to the Canadian songbook
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Souris by the Sea: Home of the Dragger Fleet

Souris by the Sea: Home of the Dragger Fleet
Paul Gallant, with Fan MacIntyre and Roy Lambie

Souris by the Sea: Home of the Dragger Fleet, by Paul Gallant, with Fan MacIntyre and Roy Lambie, is a new book about the dragger fleet out of Souris. It is being launched July 8, 2 pm at the Souris Legion.

The full colour book tells the history through interviews transcribed verbatim, with captains and crews; plant workers, owners, and managers. It
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A gift of Island poetry: Steve McOrmond

Cats and Dogs

Rain, rain, rain on the roof
like a noise machine – you’ve been listening
but you can’t hear the loop.
You aren’t alone. The past holds itself aloof
like a cat, absolutely certain
it’s the most captivating and misunderstood
creature in the room. Present
company included. The future is the twin
that couldn’t be more different.
Anxious as a dog leashed to a lamppost,
it knows its master, who’s
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The Lazy Historian’s Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII

The Lazy Historian’s Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII
Jillianne Hamilton

So, you’ve watched The Tudors and you’ve read Wolf Hall, but do you know the real story of Catherine, Anne, Jane, Anne, Katheryn and Katherine?  Focusing on the lives of the wives, The Lazy Historian’s Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII gives the six unfortunate queens the biography they almost certainly wouldn’t have asked for.

Charlottetown author Jillianne Hamilton’s debut
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Forage PEI

First annual food industry symposium in Charlottetown October 18 & 19
Various locations A new a [ ... ]

Culture days

Free activities on September 29 at the Confederation Centre Culture Days is a three-day nation-wide [ ... ]

Summer 1993

September 21–26
City Cinema PG, some language, mature content
Dir: Carla Simón, Spain, 98 min. Lai [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]