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Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild

The Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild meets on the third Wednesday of the month at The Jack Blanchard Fami [ ... ]

Gary’s Christmas

6th season for sequenced lights and music show Be a part of the 6th season of Gary's Christmas sequ [ ... ]

Literacy Volunteer

Literacy Volunteer
Retired English teacher Irma Goodwin teaches adults to read

Difference Engines
by Nina Linton

Not all stories have a happy ending, but for one Charlottetown area woman and her adult learning understudy their real life tale is almost too good to be true.

Brought together in October 2008, teacher Irma Goodwin and her mature student beat the odds in overcoming close to six decades of illiteracy, a

Visual Vitality

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

A cool April morning, and I am walking along Mission Street in San Francisco. Across the road I notice a woman, her feet and legs bare, making her way tentatively along the sidewalk, her drugged brain not too clear on why she is there half naked, half-dancing. On an afternoon a couple of days later, walking back from the drug store, I notice a small, sturdy woman

2010 Atlantic Book Awards

2010 Atlantic Book Award winners are:

Shandi Mitchell, Under This Unbroken Sky (Penguin Canada);
Greg Cochkanoff and Bob Chaulk, SS Atlantic: The White Star Line’s First Disaster at Sea (Goose Lane Editions);
Linden MacIntyre, The Bishop’s Man;
John DeMont, Coal Black Heart: The Story of Coal and the Lives it Ruled (Doubleday Canada);
Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen, Lean-To (Gaspereau Press);

Alcuin Society Winners

Five books designed by Gaspereau Press co-owner Andrew Steeves have been recognized in the Alcuin Society’s 28th juried book-design competition. Gaspereau Press is a literary publisher and printer based in Kentville, NS.

1st Prize Poetry—Selected Poems by Robert Bringhurst;
2nd Prize Poetry—Lean-To by Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen;
1st Prize Prose Fiction—The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud;

Beyond Silence at Libraries

Copies of a new local book, Beyond Silence: Voices of Childhood Sexual Abuse, a publication that was written and published on PEI, will be made available at library sites across the province.

Montgomery Conference

Montgomery Conference

Former UPEI president Dr. Elizabeth Rollins (‘Betsy’) Epperly, a world-renowned scholar and author on the life and work of L.M. Montgomery, headlined the international conference, “L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature” at UPEI. Her talk, “Natural Bridge: L.M. Montgomery and the Architecture of Imaginative Landscapes” was a highlight in four days of discussion and enjoyment of the enduring

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

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The Sisters Brothers

November 21–25
City Cinema 14A, graphic violence, disturbing content, coarse language.
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Trailside Café 2018

Select dates Trailside Café  Amanda Jackson Band
November 18 Amanda Jackson Band’s lates [ ... ]

Together Again

Kenny and Dolly Tribute Concert at the Confederation Centre November 29
Homburg Theatre  On No [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]