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Takin Care of Business

Music PEI re-brands New Business Growth Program  In 2016 Music PEI launched the New Business G [ ... ]

Third Thursdays

Third Thursdays is an opportunity to network with members of creative industries, meet Innovation PE [ ... ]

Stir of Shadows

Stir of Shadows
Jamie Lee Mann

Middle-grade fantasy author Jaime Lee Mann started writing down the bedtime stories she told her daughters when she realized they couldn’t get enough of the tales. Now she is preparing for the release of the sixth title in the Legend of Rhyme series, Stir of Shadows.

This magical tale full of mermaids and witches, pixies and phoenixes, several special sets of twins and a plot
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Rika’s Shepherd

Rika’s Shepherd
Orysia Dawydiak

Acorn Press will release Orysia Dawydiak’s new book, Rika’s Shepherd this fall.

Rika is a happy, energetic girl in control of her life and her small flock of sheep. She’s been helping her father, Willem, run their farm and household, and has been campaigning to get a Border Collie pup. She wants to train the pup to bring in the dairy cattle and herd the sheep. But Rika’s orderly
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Marilla of Green Gables

Marilla of Green Gables
Sarah Mccoy

Marilla of Green Gables, by Sarah McCoy, is published by William Morrow, a US imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. HarperCollins Canada is selling and distributing the book, to be released in October, in Canada.

Marilla illuminates the early life a well known fictional woman in 20th century literature. When we first meet Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables, written in by Lucy Maud
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Awful Kind: The story of the Middlemore Children of Prince Edward Island

Awful Kind: The story of the Middlemore Children of Prince Edward Island
Sara Underwood

Author Sara Underwood will launch her book, Awful Kind: The story of the Middlemore Children of Prince Edward Island on September 28 at 5:30 pm in the Carriage House at Beaconsfield in Charlottetown.

Between 1869 and 1948 about 118,000 children were brought to Canada from England and placed with families across the county.

We do not know exactly how many of those children were sent
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Big Sky Landscapes

Big Sky Landscapes
Alex Murchison

Photographer Alex Murchison has released his second book. Big Skies Prince Edward Island is a 36 page hardcover book showcasing a collection of landscape images, primarily from Queens and Kings Counties.

Rising high over valleys, the shoreline or the rolling hills, big skies are a major part of the PEI landscape. While many focus on the scene directly in front of them, Alex includes
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The Other Side of the Sun: the true story of one refugee’s journey

The Other Side of the Sun: the true story of one refugee’s journey
Thien Tang

Pottersfield Press has published a new book by Prince Edward Island resident Thien Tang. The book, The Other Side of the Sun: the true story of one refugee’s journey, follows the author’s journey as a refugee from Vietnam to Canada.

Between 1979 and 1980 one million Vietnamese refugees escaped their war-torn country; 60,000 settled in Canada. Called the “boat people” upwards of 70% of
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Portrait of a Prospector Edward Schieffelin’s Own Story

Portrait of a Prospector Edward Schieffelin’s Own Story
Edited by R. Bruce Craig

University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) history department professor Bruce Craig has been named “Finalist” in Utah State University’s Mountain West Center’s Evan’s Handcart Award competition for his most recent book, Portrait of a Prospector: Edward Schieffelin’s Own Story (University of Oklahoma Press, 2017). Now in their 35th year, the Evans Biography Award, recognizes
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Drawing the line

Drawing the line
Profile: Sandy Carruthers

by Jane Ledwell

Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching graphic design at Holland College, Sandy Carruthers keeps nine-to-five hours in his studio, drawing comics and illustrations, “to keep up the habit,” he says. At the end of a full school year away from school, he laughs, “I’m still processing, but I’m excited—as long as I can keep self-motivated.”

Looking
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Life by the throat

The Guest Book

by Richard Lemm 

When I consider the gifts PEI’s poets have given to the Island, I remember favourite quotations about poetry. Bob Dylan says, “I like to think of myself as the one who carries the light bulb.” Robert Frost asserts, “Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.” “A poet,” writes W.H. Auden “is a person who is passionately in love with language.” Salman Rushdie
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A gift of Island poetry: Richard Lemm

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

Poems Should 

stain your tongue
    like pomegranates’ crimson
hearts, sacrifice to the countless
    gods no one remembers
sit in the back of MBA classes
    humming “Love for Sale”

show up stoned on magic
    mushrooms at scientific
conferences on consciousness, check into
    rehab for bleeding
heart syndrome, transfuse
 
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Some Upcoming Events

Moving East tour

Jimmy Rankin at Harbourfront Theatre and Trailside Café November 22 & 23  Jimmy Rankin [ ... ]

The Island Christmas Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines December 5–8
Harmony House Theatre Christmas gives us permis [ ... ]

The Wife

Unti November 15
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, mature theme
Dir: Björn Runge, UK/Sweden, 100 min [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]