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2019 Island Fringe Festival

Now taking applications The 2019 Island Fringe Festival takes place August 1–4. As always, t [ ... ]

PEI Sociable Singles

PEI Sociable Singles is a non-profit, non-denominational, social group with members age 40 and over. [ ... ]

How to Achieve Heaven On Earth

How to Achieve Heaven On Earth
Edited by John E. Wade II

Island author Darlene McInnis has written one of the 100 insightful essays in a recently published book entitled How To Achieve Heaven On Earth (Pelican Publishing Company).

McInnis is in good company with contributors being some of the world’s greatest thinkers, leaders, and writers including Barack Obama, David Brooks, Ted Turner, Nicholas D. Kristof, Leonard Pitts,

Your Life According to You!

Your Life According to You!
Heather Wilson

If you do not live your life according to your plan, you will live it according to everyone else’s plan for you says Heather Wilson. She has recently released a book entitled Your Life According to You!

If you are not living a life full of purpose and passion; if you feel stuck; if you are living your life according to everyone else; if you are ready for a change—this book is for

New Poet Laureate

New Poet Laureate
Hugh MacDonald appointed as PEI’s fourth Poet Laureate

Hon. Carolyn Bertram, Minister of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, has announced the appointment of poet, editor and novelist Hugh MacDonald of Brudenell as the new Poet Laureate for Prince Edward Island.

With nine books to his credit as author and editor, Hugh MacDonald is perhaps best known to Islanders through his Random Acts of

Nine Books by Faculty and Staff

The UPEI Faculty of Arts will hold a public book launch to celebrate the publishing achievements of its members in the Main Building Faculty Lounge at UPEI on Thursday, January 7, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nine books are included in the launch.

Remote Control: Governance Lessons for and from Small, Insular, and Remote Regions edited by Godfrey Baldacchino of Island Studies, Rob Greenwood and Lawrence

The Joy of Failure

Living with literary rejection

by Carol Little

The amount of rejection a writer receives is astronomical. We are bombarded with rejection. It’s like being in high school for the rest of your life. Any day of the week, you can walk to the post office and get a letter telling you that your work isn’t good enough. There are days where the grail of letters, the acceptance letter, arrives, but

The Word for Beauty

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

We were sitting in The Merchantman, seven of us. Dinner that evening was an occasion to welcome two poets who had arrived on the Island to give a reading at the public library. One of them, Sue Sinclair, had just explained that her career, when she wasn’t writing poetry, was graduate study in philosophy, and her field of research was aesthetics. Well, that set

Winter’s Tales: Steven Galloway

Winter’s Tales: Steven Galloway

Steven Galloway, author of the international best-selling novel The Cellist of Sarajevo, gave a public reading in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown. His reading was part of the Winter’s Tales Author Series sponsored by the UPEI English Department, with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

One day during the siege of Sarajevo, a mortar round lands in a bread line and

House of Bears

House of Bears
Orysia Dawydiak

After a suicide attempt, 22-year-old pre-med student returns home to Northern Ontario where her strained relationship with her traditional Ukrainian mother only heightens her feelings of alienation and isolation. Luba finds herself in the midst of old rivalries and family secrets, starting in the 1930s in Ukraine, and uncovers some startling truths about her own identity.


My Mi’kmaq Mother

My Mi’kmaq Mother
Julie Pellissier-Lush

My Mi’kmaq Mother is an account of a young girl’s life without her Mi’kmaq mother. It was written to preserve a family history and Mi’kmaq culture for future generations, and to pay special tribute to her mother who passed away when she was just three years old.

My Mi’kmaq Mother takes readers to Lennox Island, a reserve on Prince Edward Island where the author’s sister is

On the Brink, the untold story, Book Two

On the Brink, the untold story, Book Two
Larry Resnitsky

On the Brink, the untold story, Book Two by Larry Resnitzky was released December 4 by Retromedia Publishing of Charlottetown. It is a memoir that gives its readers insights into the characters of several sports celebrities with whom two former school teachers turned sportscasters, rubbed shoulders between 1983 and 1992.

The author co-hosted SportsRap, Canada’s first national

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Some Upcoming Events

Discover Charlottetown Presents:

Classic Christmas movies at Victorian Christmas Weekend November 24 & 25
City Cinema Visit City [ ... ]

The Island Christmas Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines December 5–8
Harmony House Theatre Christmas gives us permis [ ... ]

The Ennis Sisters

Newfoundland sisters on the mainstage December 1
Homburg Theatre  On December 1, Sobeys LIVE @ [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]