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Seaside Experiences

To the end of September, Northumberland Ferries will showcase music, entertainment, food, wine, and  [ ... ]

AHA workshops and retreats

Alison Hart & Associates (AHA) are hosting a series of workshops and retreats this fall from the [ ... ]

The Ballad of Billie Potts

The Ballad of Billie Potts
Robert Penn Warren
Illustrated by P. John Burden

One of the most significant early works of Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)—the American writer and literary critic who is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes in both fiction and poetry—The Ballad of Billie Potts has, in the decades since it was released in Warren’s 1943 volume Selected Poems, proven far more universal than its setting of the
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Verbatim: A Novel

Verbatim: A Novel
Jeff Bursey

Verbivoracious Press is bringing out, as part of its Reprint Series, Island author Jeff Bursey’s biting satire Verbatim: A Novel, originally published in 2010 by Enfield & Wizenty. It’s based on Bursey’s experience working in the 1990s in the Newfoundland and Labrador Hansard, the division in legislative assemblies that transcribes and publishes legislative debates. This paperback
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The Stand-In

The Stand-In
David Helwig

A new novella, The Stand-In, by David Helwig, has been recently published by Biblioasis.

A retired academic is called to a remote university to speak as the replacement for an old friend recently deceased in unusual circumstances. The Stand-In is a transcript of these lectures, revealing a sophisticated tale of art, fame, and adultery that unfolds through rambling anecdotes and
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Poet, scientist, citizen

Poet, scientist, citizen
Author Liz Howard to speak at UPEI for Winter’s Tales

Liz Howard will give a Winter’s Tales public reading of her poetry and talk about her life path on March 15 at 7:30 pm in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building, Charlottetown.

Liz Howard, of Anishinaabe descent, grew up in Northern Ontario surrounded by wilderness. Her life path took her south to earn an Honours Bachelor of Science with High
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PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic

PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic
Keir Lowther to read 

Keir Lowther will be the featured reader at the PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic on March 15, at 7 pm at Receiver Coffee Co., 128 Richmond St in Charlottetown.

Keir is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers, and was awarded an apprenticeship by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia.

Keir has received awards including from the Maritime Writing Competition, the Atlantic
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Some Weather We’re Having!

Some Weather We’re Having!
The 2018 PEI weather trivia calendar
UPEI Climate Research Lab

UPEI’s Climate Research Lab has launched the 2018 edition of its PEI weather trivia calendar. Some Weather We’re Having! is available at The Bookmark in the Confederation Court Mall, Murphy’s Pharmacies in the Charlottetown area, or at the UPEI Climate Research Lab on campus.

Co-authored by Don Jardine and Dr. Adam Fenech, the
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A Classical Concert at Carnegie Hall

A Classical Concert at Carnegie Hall
Carl McNally
Illustrated by Duncan Brooks

Carl McNally has self-published a book entitled A Classical Concert at Carnegie Hall. The small book is illustrated by Duncan Brooks. Carl hopes that both children and adults will enjoy this picture book.

This is no ordinary concert. The instruments in the orchestra include violin, banjo, spoons, harp drums, bells, guitar, trombone, clarinet, steel guitar
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A gift of Island poetry: Julie Dennison

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

STORMY WEATHER, GEORGIAN BAY
after F. H. Varley, c. 1920  

You chose this vantage. Run with it: the wind—
from frail and clinging to the rock, to whatsoever
face a rippled world insinuates. Yes, run. Swirl
the cloak of many needles; green it green and,
reeling, ever greener; swing your sweeper to the
far-off, white-capped cohort, curling sage and wily
olive strokes
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The Turnip Tune Up

The Turnip Tune Up
Kathy Birt
Illustrated by Duncan Brooks

The Turnip Tune Up, a children’s book aimed at ages 2 and 5 years, is being launched at the Confederation Centre Library in Charlottetown on February 3 at 2 pm.

With ten books to her credit, including a novel, Island author Kathy Birt says she had no plans to do a children’s book until she read a rhyming poem about the turnip to her writers’ group.
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Writers’ Guild Open Mic Series

Grant Matheson is the featured reader

Grant Matheson will be the featured reader at the PEI Writers’ Guild open mic on February 8 at 7 pm at Receiver Coffee Co., 128 Richmond St, in Charlottetown.

All are welcome to this free event. The first ten writers to sign up may read from their work–poetry or prose–for up to 5 minutes. Following a short break to enjoy some of Receiver Coffee’s delicious
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If It’s Alright With You

The Life and Music Of My Father, Gene MacLellan September 19
PEI Brewing Company Catherine MacLella [ ... ]

Musical theatre blues

On the Road with Dutch Mason starring John Connolly Select dates to September 22
The Mack The “Pr [ ... ]

ACT to present Rainbow Valley—An Island ...

November 8–10 & 15–17
The Guild ACT (a community theatre) has announced a family musical, Ra [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]