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Mental Health First Aid

Adult course offered in French The PEI French Health Network and the Centre Belle-Alliance announce [ ... ]

Fall workshops: PEI Crafts Council

The PEI Crafts Council presents fall workshops at their new location at 98 Water St, Charlottetown:  [ ... ]

Maritime Monsters: A Field Guide

Maritime Monsters: A Field Guide
Steve Vernon
Illustrated by Jeff Solway

Nimbus Publishing has announced the release of Steve Vernon’s first children’s book, Maritime Monsters: A Field Guide. This picture book is a field guide to Maritime Monsters, taken from local folklore and legends. The monsters described include PEI’s Old Hook-Snout.

Steve Vernon is the author of over fifty published short stories and books including Halifax

Reflections of Souris: An Oral History

Reflections of Souris: An Oral History
Jason MacNeil

Souris’ Silver Threads Seniors Club recently applied for and received a New Horizons for Seniors grant to document the history of Souris. They hired Jason MacNeil, a former resident of the area, to interview storytellers of the area and record and write their stories. Residents contributed not only stories but pictures, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and more. The result is

The Historical Atlas of Prince Edward Island: The Ways We Saw Ourselves

The Historical Atlas of Prince Edward Island: The Ways We Saw Ourselves
James W. Macnutt

You can learn a lot about what people really think by looking at images they create and value,” says PEI historian James W. Macnutt.

Macnutt has put that insight to good use by gathering together images created in the past of Prince Edward Island. “By looking at those paintings, drawings, maps, and prints we are looking at the Island through the eyes of the many and diverse people

The Royal Navy & Me

Frederick Rodgers

The Royal Navy & Me, the second book by Frederick Rodgers, is a story told through the eyes of a young sailor who joined the Royal Navy in 1955 as a Boy Seaman 2nd class.

Follow his induction at HMS Ganges and his first assignment to HMS Cockade in time to visit Australia for the opening of the 1956 Olympic games. Follow him as he visits islands in the South Pacific, tours

Track & Trace

Zachariah Wells
Decorated by Seth

The poems in Zachariah Wells’ second collection range from childhood to dimly foreseen events in the future; they idle on all three of Canada’s coasts, travel the open road, take walks in the city and pause on the banks of country streams and ponds. Using an eclectic array of techniques and forms, from haiku to a crown of sonnets, in a voice that is personal but

Atlantic Writing Competition Winners

The H.R. (Bill) Percy Prize for unpublished novel

1st—Scott Fotheringham (Halifax, NS);
2nd—Colleen MacLennan (Halifax, NS);
3rd—Jim Williams (Halifax, NS);
HM—Richard Toth (Bathurst, NB);
HM—Margaret Angus (Dartmouth, NS)

YA/Juvenile Novel Prize

1st—Dorothy Redfurn (Yarmouth, NS);
2nd—Chad Lucas (Lower Sackville, NS);
3rd—Orysia Dawydiak (Charlottetown, PE);
HM—Jan Coates (Wolfville, NS);

Storytelling Festival

Storytelling Festival

We are a people of stories, some of which came to centre stage at the sixth annual Island Storytelling Festival slated for Summerside.

The storytelling festival which was presented by Wyatt Heritage Properties aimed to bring together some of the Island’s best storytellers with appreciative audiences.

St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 74 Summer Street was the main venue for the festival. The historic

Island Literary Awards - 2009`

Island Literary Awards - 2009`

The 2009 Island Literary Award winners were announced at a gala awards ceremony at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown. And the winners are:

Milton Acorn Poetry Award

1st—“Direct Fire” from the collection Not My Son by Kathleen Hamilton;
2nd—“Confessions of an Island Cartographer, Charlottetown, 1965” from the collection 8 Poems by Richard T. Sparkes;
3rd—“Reflection” from the collection The

Over to The Maggies

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

We’ve been talking about it for thirteen years, ever since my daughter and son-in-law came to visit PEI for the first time and went on to visit the Magdalen Islands. “We should do that,” we said, but somehow the years went by. I owned an ancient, magical house on an island opposite Kingston, Ontario, and each summer we drove up there, and stayed for three weeks,

Rutherford Books Donated to Holland College

A generous donation of more than 300 art books from the estate of Erica Rutherford has been donated to Holland College’s Library Services. Rutherford, who made her home in Prince Edward Island, was an internationally acclaimed painter and printmaker.

Rutherford made significant contributions to the PEI arts scene, including her instrumental role in the formation of the Great George Street Gallery

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Some Upcoming Events

The Thank You Canada Tour

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and more in Summerside November 15
Credit Union Place Canada [ ... ]

The Charlottetown Film Festival

October 12–14
City Cinema The Charlottetown Film Society, dedicated to supporting film culture on  [ ... ]

Backstage Pass Series

The Small Glories and Lloyd Spiegal in October October 13 & 24
Harbourfront Theatre Harbou [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]