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Harmonia Girls’ Choir

Harmonia Girls’ Choir is seeking new members. Harmonia is Sirens’ premiere educational program  [ ... ]

Rising Youth Grants

Rising Youth Community Service Grants empower young people ages 15–30 to imagine ideas that can su [ ... ]

Sailing in Circles, Goin' Somewhere

Sailing in Circles, Goin' Somewhere
Finley Martin

Not all dreams have happy endingsFinley Martin's Sailing in Circles, Goin’ Somewhere is the funny, bittersweet memoir of a Prince Edward Island man who, over seven years, builds a classic 1930s wooden sailboat and, in 2004, attempts to circumnavigate eastern North America. The author leaves a small fishing port on the Island and tracks along the rugged coast, up the
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A gift of Island poetry: Edward MacDonald

KNITTING HEADS

I remember my father knitting heads.
Broad back pressed flat
against the rails of his chair,
he leans back,
one knee-bent, woolen-footed leg
braced against the window ledge.
Tension flows down
the sweather-thickened arm,
along the ladder of cotton twine,
to a nail anchored in the window sill. 

January thaw is come and gone
and frost thickens on the window panes.
Outside the yard is rusty
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Called to Serve: Georgina Pope, Canadian Military Nursing Heroine

Called to Serve: Georgina Pope, Canadian Military Nursing Heroine
Katherine Dewar

The newest book from Island Studies Press at UPEI, Called to Serve: Georgina Pope, Canadian Military Nursing Heroine, will be available in bookstores in mid-May. It is being launched in Charlottetown at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House on May 24, at 7 pm. The Summerside launch will be June 24 at 2 pm, at the Eptek Centre.

Georgina Pope (1862-1938) of Summerside, PEI, was a
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Ward’s Valley

Ward’s Valley
Bobby Curnow
Illustrated by Brenda Hickey

Saving Ward’s Valley will be gnome mean feat! Ward is a grumpy gnome who only wants to be left alone. He never asked for company…but when his beautiful forest starts filling up with animals, it’s more than just grumpiness that makes him nervous. Mysterious muck-trolls and terrifying humans are invading, and he’ll need all the help he can get to defend
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150+

150+
Canada’s History in Poems
Edited by Judy Gaudet

A new collection of poems, 150+: Canada’s History in Poems, tells the story of 150 years as a country, recreating historical events through the vivid, concrete, human element of our poets’ responses to them. Judy Gaudet has collected poems that tell our story in a unique way: through the personal passions and concerns of artists who offer a range of
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The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables
The Enchanting Island That Inspired L.M. Montgomery
Catherine Reid

Nineteen of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s twenty published novels are set on Prince Edward Island, but none of them brought PEI more to the world’s attention than Anne of Green Gables. The series has sold over fifty million copies and inspired numerous films, plays, musicals and television series. Anne has turned PEI into a
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PEI Book Awards

Nominee readings and awards gala in May

The Island’s best published writing has been nominated for the 2018 Prince Edward Island Book Awards. The awards are presented every two years to recognize authors, editors, and book producers in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The awards will be presented at a gala event on May 26 at the Rodd Charlottetown in partnership with the PEI
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Summer in the Land of Anne

Summer in the Land of Anne
Elizabeth Rollins Epperly
Illustrated by Carolyn Epperly

Six-year-old Elspeth’s mother has a surprise in store for her daughters. She’s taking Elspeth and her eleven-year-old sister on a surprise vacation. When she starts reading Anne of Green Gables aloud to the girls, they catch on—they’re going to Prince Edward Island!

Elspeth proudly dons her Anne hat on the ferry, ready to
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Poetry City

The City of Charlottetown will participate in the Canada-wide Poetry City initiative during April’s monthly Council meeting on Monday, April 9 in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Poetry City is an annual celebration of poetry facilitated by mayors and city councils all across Canada. The event was created to bring poetry into public spaces in the months of March or April. It is designed to
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Some Upcoming Events

BlacKkKlansman

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

The Children Act

September 27–October 4
City Cinema PG, language warning
Dir: Richard Eyre, UK, 105 min. Emma Thomps [ ... ]

Miracle Man

Tomáš Kubínek brings his unique show to Summerside October 3
Harbourfront Theatre Get ready for  [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]