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Alzheimer caregiver support

Alzheimer caregiver support groups are held in 3 locations across PEI. All are welcome to attend. T [ ... ]

Royal Winnipeg Ballet auditions

Until January 25, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) School Professional Division will hold auditions a [ ... ]

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

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

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

Jesus, Torah and More

Jesus, Torah and More
Jon McLean

Jon McLean launches his first book Jesus, Torah & More. Jesus, Torah & More explores the first five books of the Bible. It also discusses the roots of the Christian faith from a Hebraic perspective and asks questions such as “Are we really supposed to keep the Sabbath?”; “I am under Grace, doesn’t that mean I don’t have to keep the laws?”; “How did Emperor Constantine change the

Living Library

Living Library
Summerside Rotary Library is a well-used community resource

by Peggy Miles

My typical Saturday might include a few errands—groceries, dropping off recyclables, and leaving my dog eared copies of Style at Home at the magazine exchange table just inside the front doors of the Summerside Rotary Public Library. I’ve used the services of the library on and off since I was a kid. But in the last few

Nora Bateson Award

Nora Bateson Award

Kaye MacLean, branch technician for Murray Harbour and Murray River Branch Libraries, was recently awarded the 2009 Nora Bateson Award for Excellence in Library Service.

Kaye is responsible for both the Murray Harbour and the Murray River Branch Libraries. Under her leadership the libraries have seen many new initiatives developed, including the establishment of a CAP site in Murray Harbour and


The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

I remember opening a copy of The New Yorker a few years back and turning to a new story by Alice Munro. It was called “Hired Girl.” I read the title and the first few lines. Wait a minute, I thought, I’ve read this story before.

When Alice Munro’s first book, The Dance of the Happy Shades, was published in 1968, I reviewed it, and I still have the review copy of

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Some Upcoming Events

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

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

Light Up the Dark

Confederation Centre holiday show December 14
Homburg Theatre Confederation Centre carries a long t [ ... ]

Trailside Café 2018

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

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

The St. Lawrence

The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Litt [ ... ]

The same mistakes

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I  [ ... ]