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ACORN 2018 Conference

The 2018 Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network’s (ACORN) conference is being hosted in Charlo [ ... ]

Sexual health walk-in clinic

A sexual health walk-in clinic will offer Islanders another way to access sexual health services, in [ ... ]

Inside the Classroom: Stories of Curriculum and Creativity

Inside the Classroom: Stories of Curriculum and Creativity
Edited by Sean Wiebe and Lori Gard with Kristopher Barnes

In Inside the Classroom: Stories of Curriculum and Creativity, edited by Sean Wiebe and Lori Gard with Kristopher Barnes, a collection of stories from Atlantic Canadian educators, the narrative of the teacher as both a professional and a unique individual gradually emerges. At times this narrative, written as life-story, is
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L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s)

Edited by Rita Bode and Jean Mitchell

New from McGill-Queen’s University Press is L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s) edited by Rita Bode and Jean Mitchell.

L.M. Montgomery’s writings are replete with enchanting yet subtle and fluid depictions of nature that convey her intense appreciation for the natural world. At a time of ecological crises, intensifying environmental anxiety, and
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No Choice

No Choice
The 30-Year Fight for Abortion on Prince Edward Island
Kate McKenna

CBC journalist, and former Prince Edward Island resident, Kate McKenna sheds light on the long struggle to provide access to abortion on the Island in her new book, No Choice: The 30-Year Fight for Abortion on Prince Edward Island (Fernwood Publishing).

Abortion was made legal in Canada in 1969, and in 1988 a supreme court ruled
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A Blossom for Job

A Blossom for Job
Bob Jensen

New Brunswick native, and long time PEI resident, Bob Jensen has released a collection of spoken word poetry entitled A Blossom for Job. The fifteen poems were written over the past five years and reflect the author’s own ambivalence towards the Christian faith he was raised in. The material ranges from reverent to critical, questioning the nature of man, the efficacy of faith and the
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Jeopardy

Jeopardy
Richard Lemm

Richard Lemm, PEI author, and a UPEI English professor for many years, will launch his new poetry book, Jeopardy, on June 29, at 7 pm in the Carriage House of Beaconsfield Historic House at 2 Kent Street in Charlottetown. Acorn Press, the publisher, will host the launch.

Jeopardy opens with “Profane and Sacred,” poems conjuring myths and journeys—Adam and Eve’s Edenic choice; a Jewish
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25th anniversary

25th anniversary
Lucy Maud Montgomery Institute hosts conference to celebrate

The Lucy Maud Montgomery Institute (LMMI) at the University of Prince Edward Island is hosting its 13th biennial international and interdisciplinary four-day conference June 21 to 24. 

L. M. Montgomery and Reading will provide a forum to explore the idea and the role of reading as it applies to Montgomery, and opportunities to
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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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Some Upcoming Events

The Island Christmas Review

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

Rainbow Valley—An Island Musical

ACT presents Hank Stinson’s adaptation at The Guild November 16 & 17
The Guild As PEI’s pro [ ... ]

What They Had

November 26–December 2
City Cinema PG, coarse language
Dir: Elizabeth Chomko, US, 101 min. Hilary S [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

The St. Lawrence

The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Litt [ ... ]

The same mistakes

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I  [ ... ]