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Free Sobeys Nutrition Classes

Free nutrition events continue at Sobeys locations:     2 week program Cooking for B [ ... ]

Premiere Toastmasters Club

Premier Toastmasters meet every Wednesday to June, from 6–8 pm in Rm 149 Royalty Centre, 40 Enman  [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

Things My Buddy Said

Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
like you wouldn’t believe. Like you never seen.
One time I got out of the car. I was 15, 16

and I was with my father. It was hot, man.
A hot summer. We were at the grocery store,
in the parking lot and this guy cut us off

and I went over and hauled him out and just
hammered him. Got back in the car and my
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Moira Ashe: Kindred Spirits

Moira Ashe: Kindred Spirits
Brendon Bertram

You’re never too young to chase your dreams. And award-winning PEI author Brendon Bertram knows this first-hand. His first novel, Moira Ashe: Enemy Within, released earlier this year, debuted to considerable praise winning Bronze in both the Paranormal and Fantasy/Historical categories of the Global eBook Awards. It was described as “captivating…with plenty of attention stealing
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Memoirs of a Boy from PEI, Born in ’38

Memoirs of a Boy from PEI, Born in ’38
Gene Rogerson

Memoirs of a Boy from PEI, Born in ’38, by Gene Rogerson, charts the journeys of a boy from a PEI village, his ventures across this great land, and back again.

Growing up in Crapaud in the forties, the author spent his days fishing, skating on ponds, floating ice cakes, playing hooky from school to go hunting, and getting into mischief. The son of a butter maker, he seemed destined
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Ripples of War—Lloyd's Story

Ripples of War—Lloyd's Story
John Wonnacott

Author John Wonnacott, born and raised in Charlottetown, has released his new book Ripples of War—Lloyd’s Story, a work of historical fiction that tells the true story of a Charlottetown youth who entered the First World War as a 17-year-old gunner in 1915.

Lloyd recalls his boyhood on the Island with idyllic days of trout fishing, swimming and falling in love. He relates his
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Windows to the Past

Windows to the Past
Jackie Trimper

Creating Sea Glass Mosaic Art

Windows to the Past—Creating Sea Glass Mosaic Art is written by Jackie Trimper, author and sea glass artist. Cover photo is by Aggie Gaudet, a Prince Edward Island photographer. This is a self-published coffee table book featuring many photos of sea glass art created by Jackie Trimper. As well, you will find the step by step process Jackie utilizes in
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A World of Islands

The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies:

Editor Godfrey Baldacchino

Godfrey Baldacchino’s latest edited collection, The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies: A World of Islands, is now on sale in the UPEI Bookstore in Charlottetown.

Featuring 21 chapters from eminent scholars in the Island Studies field, the 460-page book is a must-have for anyone interested in the
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Epiphany on Route 70

Epiphany on Route 70
Leon Berrouard

Rose Valley poet Leon Berrouard’s newly-published book Epiphany on Route 70 (Red Wheelbarrow Press) isn’t easy to categorize. For example, the opening piece begins as a memoir, which morphs into a short story and then back to memoir.

As a young man the author hitchhiked thousands of miles around the US with an adventurous friend. Years later when that friend was shot and killed in
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Writing workshop by Anne Emery

Writing workshop by Anne Emery

The PEI Writers’ Guild has announced a new writing workshop led by author Anne Emery. The workshop will take place on October 13 in Charlottetown and is focused on villains, specifically, how to write a really good one…or bad one, as the case may be. Entitled Villains: The Characters we Love to Hate, the workshop will lead participants in a day-long workshop, exploring the factors that contribute
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Book donation

Book donation

Dr. Godfrey Baldacchino, co-holder of the UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, has donated several of his latest publications to UPEI’s Robertson Library. The donation includes five books in the Rethinking the Island Series (Rowman & Littlefield), which he co-edited with Elizabeth McMahon and Elaine Stratford, as well as two books he edited: Solution Protocols to Festering Island
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Bob Jensen performs his poetry in England

Poet and songwriter Bob Jensen performed his spoken word poetry at the FolkEast Festival in Suffolk, England on August 18. He was joined by London-based guitarist and songwriter, Jake Morley. Jensen says, “I met the artistic director coming off the stage after my second set, and she asked me to come back in 2019 to play bigger stages, and there is a second English festival considering having me
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Roma

January 25–28
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity, mature subject matter
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón, [ ... ]

Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

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

Raised on TV #3

February 15 & 16
The Guild Now in its third season, Raised on Television (RoTV3) is taking a loo [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]