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Premiere Toastmasters Club

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

Parks Canada is hiring

Parks Canada is offering students the opportunity to work in a hands-on environment on Prince Edward [ ... ]

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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Symons lecture

Symons lecture
Professor Margaret MacMillan—author of Paris 1919

Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced that the 2018 Symons Medal will be awarded to historian and author Professor Margaret MacMillan. The Medal recognizes a distinguished individual who has made an exceptional contribution to Canadian life. The award will be presented to Dr. MacMillan at Confederation Centre on November 23.

Professor of
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Helen Macdonald Of Glenalladale—Miss Nelly

Helen Macdonald Of Glenalladale—Miss Nelly
Genevieve I. MacDonald

The Hillsborough River Association invites you to join us in celebrating the launch of Helen MacDonald of Glenalladale - Miss Nelly, written by the late Genevieve I. MacDonald, on August 15 at 7 pm at Tracadie Community Centre on Station Road in Tracadie Cross.

Genevieve MacDonald was a historian and a founding member of the PEI Scottish Settlers Historical Society, the PEI
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In the Midst of it All: Ten Essays and Reflections on Life and Faith

Father Robert Coady

Father Robert Coady has written a book entitled In the Midst of it All: Ten Essays and Reflections on Life and Faith. It has been distributed to some of the churches where Father Coady has served over the past forty-two years. It is also available at the Bookmark in Charlottetown.

GIFt Horse

GIFt Horse
Short tales of big adventures from the Prince Edward Island GIFted Genre Writing Group
PEI GIFted Genre Writing Group

The PEI GIFted Genre Writing Group is not a writing group at all, but rather a support group for the oddest writers in the province. Despite that, the group has hunkered down to release their inaugural anthology of genre short stories.

GIFt Horse features 15 short tales of big
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New PEIWG Board of Directors

New PEIWG Board of Directors

The PEI Writers’ Guild (PEIWG) has elected its 2018–2019 Board of Directors.

President Keith Burgoyne stepped down and is taking on the role of Past President. Local author and entrepreneur Mo Duffy Cobb was elected as the new President. Bruce McCallum and Cindy Midgley will continue in their roles as Vice President and Treasurer, respectfully. New member Sophia Ball will resume the role of
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Island Lit Awards

Island Lit Awards
Writers recognized in numerous categories

The PEI writing community recently recognized literary talent at its annual Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards.

During the afternoon youth were recognized for literary achievements. Early Elementary: First Place Cora Van Eyk, Second Place Charlie Frew; Late Elementary: First Place Laura MacDougall, Second Place Mya Belieu, Third Place Andrew Saver.
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Some Upcoming Events

Rolston String Quartet

February 21
The Mack The Rolston String Quartet is bringing a storm of classical music to The Mack t [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

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

Sequential thinking

Serial arrangements at Confederation Centre Art Gallery Until March 19 The tradition of artists wo [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]