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Volunteer to do tax returns

Volunteers are needed at a free tax clinic to complete tax returns for eligible people in your commu [ ... ]

Bowl for Kids Sake needs you

A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. Raise a pot of gold for Bi [ ... ]

Verbatim: A Novel

Verbatim: A Novel
Jeff Bursey

Verbatim: A Novel by Jeff Bursey has been released by Enfield & Wizenty.

Verbatim: A Novel is a comedic and scathing expose of parliamentary practice in an unnamed Atlantic province. Dirty tricks, vicious insults, and inept parliamentary procedures are some of the methods members use to best represent their constituents in the novel.

Infighting about petty matters within the staff

The World Above the Sky

The World Above the Sky
Kent Stetson

The World Above the Sky (McArthur & Company) is a new novel from the 2001 Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Drama, Kent Stetson.

The World Above the Sky transports seventeen-year-old Eugainia St Clare Delacroix—the Living Holy Grail—from certain death at the hands of her enemies in Europe to the safety of the New World. There stands the handsome, young and recently

Acorn Press Turns Page

The Charlottetown-based Acorn Press, which has been publishing books about Prince Edward Island by Prince Edward Islanders since 1994, has a new owner, Terilee Bulger, as of August 5, says current owner Laurie Brinklow. “I'm delighted to be handing over the Press to Terrilee Bulger. Terrilee grew up in Sherwood, so knows the Island. She’s been working in the industry and knows what she’s getting

Storyteller in Residence

Storyteller in Residence
Michael Williams to start storytelling program at MUSEartspace

Thanks to the Scottish Arts Council, Unipaz-UK and Charlottetown’s MUSEartspace, Scottish-Canadian storyteller and education consultant Michael Williams returns to PEI where he has been appointed the Storyteller-in-residence at MUSEartspace, Charlottetown’s community art gallery and workshop space at 211 Euston St. He will be

Julie Meets Buffy

Julie Meets Buffy
Author of My Mi’kmaq mother presents book to famous singer

In a dream come true, author Julie Pellissier-Lush of My Mi’kmaq Mother met her late mother’s favourite singer Buffy Sainte-Marie. In a quiet moment, minutes before Sainte-Marie’s sound check at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown on June 27, the two Aboriginal women met.

“This was an awesome moment,” said Pellissier-Lush. “To meet such a

Dreams of Nationhood: American Jewish Communists and the Soviet Birobidzhan Project, 1924-1951

Dreams of Nationhood: American Jewish Communists and the Soviet Birobidzhan Project, 1924-1951
Henry Srebrnik

UPEI professor Henry Srebrnik has published Dreams of Nationhood: American Jewish Communists and the Soviet Birobidzhan Project, 1924-1951 (Boston: Academic Studies Press). It chronicles the involvement of American Jewish Communist groups in the development of a Jewish autonomous region in the Soviet Union.

In 1928 the Soviet Union proposed the establishment of Birobidzhan, an

From the Fiddler’s Field: A Ceilidh Cookbook with Courtney Hogan

From the Fiddler’s Field: A Ceilidh Cookbook with Courtney Hogan
Courtney Hogan

From the Fiddler’s Field: A Ceilidh Cookbook with Courtney Hogan is a collection of Island fiddler Courtney Hogan’s favorite recipes, favorite foods and of course the recipe for the famous New Dominion biscuits.

“I’m not a chef, and I’m not even that great of a cook. But I love the food of Prince Edward Island and the abundance of fresh local ingredients,” says Hogan.

Books are

Anne & Gilbert Script Published

Anne & Gilbert can be seen on-stage, heard on CD and now it can be read cover to cover. The complete script of the hit musical is in book form and available for sale to the public.

The publisher is Samuel French Incorporated, one of the largest theatre licensing and play publishing companies in the world. Last year, the New York City based company signed a deal to represent Anne & Gilbert

Engaging Poet

Engaging Poet
Profile: Hugh MacDonald

by Jane Ledwell

PEI Poet Laureate Hugh MacDonald is alert to how the marvelous reaches us through daily life. “You’ve had the experience…” he says, invitingly. “You walk to work the same way every day twelve days in a row – and the thirteenth day, the light comes in, and you experience something special.”

Hugh says, “I think of poetry as the little bursts of reaction to

New APMA Website

Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association (APMA) has a new website. The re-designed is the online home to Atlantic Books Today. It can also be accessed via or You’ll find book reviews, feature stories, author interviews and the latest on all that’s happening in the world of book publishing in Atlantic Canada. The site will also

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Some Upcoming Events

Garrett Mason at The Pourhouse

Nova Scotia bluesman booked for two nights in January January 18 & 19
The Pourhouse  East  [ ... ]

Raised on TV #3

February 15 & 16
The Guild Now in its third season, Raised on Television (RoTV3) is taking a loo [ ... ]

Fräulein Klarinette

Piano and clarinet recital at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall January 26
UPEI UPEI Clarinet Profess [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]