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Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island
Wayne Barrett and Anne MacKay

In Prince Edward Island, Wayne Barrett and Anne MacKay take us on a photographic journey across Canada’s smallest province. Wayne and Anne have spent much of their lives capturing images of the Island and in Prince Edward Island, their love for their province’s natural splendour shines through. Over 75 full-colour photographs reveal the rich colours of a distinctive

Quilts of Prince Edward Island: The Fabric of Rural Life

Quilts of Prince Edward Island: The Fabric of Rural Life
Sherrie Davidson

In September 1991, Sherrie Davidson began undertaking the Heirloom Quilt Survey on Prince Edward Island. Her goal was to document and preserve the rich island history of quilt making from its beginning in the 1700s to1970. After almost twenty years of documenting the story of quilt making on Prince Edward Island, this book, Quilts of Prince Edward Island, is the result. In her

A Study In Love

A Study In Love
Carol Little

Carol Little launched her first published collection of poetry, titled A Study in Love, in June. A Study in Love is a visceral analysis of love and loss, their mutability and interchangeability, and the pain derived from both. Written over a two year period, these poems explore emotionally sensitive territory in order to gain a deeper understanding of human relationships, boundaries,

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

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