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Bones, Broths, And Braising

PEI Certified Organic Producers Cooperative, in collaboration with Brad Doiron, whole animal butcher [ ... ]

this town is small Critique Sessions

TTIS Critique Sessions for Artists returns on Thursday, November 29 from 7–10 pm at 171 Great Geor [ ... ]

A History of Mount Stewart: Illustrated & expanded Edition

A History of Mount Stewart: Illustrated & expanded Edition
Franklin L. Pigot

The Hillsborough River Association has announced that the second print run of A History of Mount Stewart: Illustrated & expanded Edition has arrived. The Association launched its first print run of 500 copies on November 19. By January only a handful of copies were left. With the permission of the Pigot family to reprint a second run, the Association commissioned the printing
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A learned man

A learned man
John William Smith—August 10, 1927–March 16, 2018

John William Smith was born in Toronto in 1927 to middle-aged parents, both of whom had immigrated to Canada from England around 1910. He was an only child; his childhood was solitary, but happy. He made meticulous model airplanes and boats that he carved out of balsa wood. John was highly intelligent and won all the awards in all the grades all
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A gift of Island poetry: John Smith

SIGNS OF LIFE ARE

Signs of life are everywhere. The garden
won’t stop growing. When we turned our backs, moss,
heather, thyme, violets, forget-me-nots, and strawberries
took over. As gardeners, they’ve proved among the best.

The text goes on repeating itself: the walls
are made of it. The dead were the designated
auditors, but since we’ve ceased to believe in them,
it’s become a way of life for the
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A gift of Island poetry: Brent MacLaine

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

Every one will bloom.

Those that fade will do so painlessly.
They will go gently into memory
and be icons for confused lovers in a future time.
Regret will be a strange devastation
in a foreign land.

Those that endure will be exemplary,
their brilliance undoing any hint of shadow.
Hymns and poetry will be unnecessary.

And finally,
mistakes, miscues, untimely words,
missed
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The Shoeman Curse: A Dramedy

The Shoeman Curse: A Dramedy
Chris A. MacKinnon

Chris A. MacKinnon has published a novel entitled The Shoeman Curse: A Dramedy. It is available through Kindle.

Can fathers and husbands get out of their own way? Is it possible to survive the curse of infants, teenagers and relationship-stupidity? To get around the “Shoeman Curse,” Dusty Shoeman, a quiet, hardworking man, closet-writes his way to sanity. But what happens when
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Seizing the Ivy: A Pompey Tale

Seizing the Ivy: A Pompey Tale
Barbara Parsons

Seizing the Ivy: A Pompey Tale by Barbara Parsons has been published by Bunim & Bannigan, Ltd.

A veteran ward sister and nurse, Ivy Maude Gorwick survived years of bicycling to work in a blacked-out city beneath the flak-rattled night skies of World War Two. She now anticipates a respite from years of hard work and lonely widowhood as a resident of The Glebe Repose, a modish
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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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Some Upcoming Events

Kelley’s Christmas

Kelley Mooney and friends in holiday season concert series November 21, 25 & December 13
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Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily The Ronald Bloore Conservation Project Until January 13 Inspired by then newly-built C [ ... ]

Discover Charlottetown Presents:

Classic Christmas movies at Victorian Christmas Weekend November 24 & 25
City Cinema Visit City [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

October is Learning Disabilities Awarene...

This October, the Learning Disabilities Association of PEI (LDAPEI) will be marking Learning Disabil [ ... ]

Young Company headed to National Child W...

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that s [ ... ]