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Age-Friendly Communities

The City of Summerside Age-friendly Cities Committee (AFCC) is building a 20-member team of senior m [ ... ]

Stretching the season

The Canadian Safe Boating Council would like boaters to enjoy all that fall boating has to offer but [ ... ]

A Little Taste of Heaven

A Little Taste of Heaven
Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI

The Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI is publishing a new cookbook, A Little Taste of Heaven, filled with 325 recipes from volunteers and families served by these volunteers over the years. This cookbook is dedicated to all hospice patients and their family members across the Island who have allowed HPCA volunteers to share their journey at this

Lobster Fishing on the Sea

Lobster Fishing on the Sea
Maureen Hull
Illustrated by Brenda Jones

This May Nimbus Publishing launches Lobster Fishing on the Sea, a new children’s book by Maureen Hull, illustrated by Brenda Jones.

Susan’s father is a lobster fisherman in the Northumberland Strait, and one Saturday morning he lets Susan come on the boat with him. They empty their traps together and Susan sees all different sea creatures—rock crabs,

Sands of Time

Sands of Time
Leslie Stewart

Leslie Stewart has published a second book of poems and stories of Prince Edward Island entitled Sands of Time. Sands of Time features stories and poems about the Island, its people and places, and is dedicated to the small halls of PEI.

This new volume includes a poem that will take you on a cross-Island game of hide and seek—from Wood Islands to Tignish. “Captain Andrew” relates

Looking Backward

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

We are all minor characters in other people’s stories. A lifetime ago I was a university teacher for a while, and there may still be a few former students who remember me as the lecturer with a tendency to wear unmatched socks. If we survey our past we come upon those who represent an era in our lives.

Recently I have been recalling my mother’s Uncle Will. William

Stories From Beyond the Hills in My Mind

Stories From Beyond the Hills in My Mind
Hannah MacDougall

KidPub Press has announced the publication of A Collection of Stories From Beyond the Hills In My Mind, a new book by eight-year-old author and illustrator Hannah MacDougall. The book is a compilation of nearly thirty stories, with illustrations drawn by the author.

The collection features many of MacDougall’s favorite characters. “I’ve been telling stories since I was three

Burning House

Burning House
Richard Lemm

Burning House (Wolsak and Wynn), Richard Lemm’s new collection of poetry takes a series of journeys to try and comprehend America’s history of war and his own personal history. He considers everything from the history of war in the United States to an undertakers’ convention in Charlottetown. History, war and a search for understanding thread through this collection with vivid imagery


J. J. Steinfeld

Fiction writer, playwright, and poet J. J. Steinfeld recently launched his 13th book, and second poetry collection, Misshapenness (Ekstasis Editions), at the Confederation Centre Public Library in Charlottetown.

From the Ekstasis Editions website: “Though he is best known for his plays and prose works, J.J. Steinfeld is also an accomplished poet and in Misshapenness as in his

Canadian Quill & Quire

Selected Sonnets by John Smith

Selected sonnets and an essay by Island poet John Smith are featured in a special edition of Canadian Quill & Quire edited by Island poet David Hickey.  These sonnets originally appeared in Midnight Found You Dancing (1986), Strands the Length of the Wind (1993), and Fireflies in the Magnolia’s Grove (2004). Smith’s essay is an abridged version of the

Enfield & Wizenty Finalist

Peterborough author Michelle Berry is the winner of Enfield & Wizenty’s inaugural $5,000 fiction prize for her novel This Book Will Not Save Your Life. Two other finalists for the Enfield & Wizenty contest will be published in 2010. These finalists are: Jeff Bursey’s debut, Verbatim: A Novel, and veteran short story writer Richard Cumyn’s The Young in Their Country. Jeff Bursey, who is

Poets from Antigonish

Poets from Antigonish
Jeanette Lynes and Douglas Burnet Smith will read at UPEI

Winter’s Tales

Two of Canada’s most popular, gutsy and gripping poets, and Douglas Burnet Smith, will read in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building, Charlottetown. Both teach literature and creative writing at St. Francis Xavier University.

Lynes’ highly accessible, entertaining, and street-savvy poetry, and her vibrant performances, have

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Some Upcoming Events

Hip Hop at Holland College

Snak the Ripper and others at Florence Simmons September 22
Florence Simmons Performance Hall   [ ... ]

Cool Moon

Cross-cultural Arts Festival September–November
Various locations The main stage of Confederation [ ... ]

Support the Girls

Until September 22
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity
Dir: Andrew Bujalski, US, 90 min. Regina  [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]