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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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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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