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Harmonia Girls’ Choir

Harmonia Girls’ Choir is seeking new members. Harmonia is Sirens’ premiere educational program  [ ... ]

Charlottetown Recruiting Volunteer Firef...

The City of Charlottetown’s Fire Department is launched its volunteer firefighter recruitment camp [ ... ]

Afternoon Horses

Afternoon Horses
Deirdre Kessler

What are afternoon horses? The phrase comes from a poem in Deirdre Kessler’s poetry book, Afternoon Horses, launched by Acorn Press.

Though Kessler has been writing poetry for more years than she has been writing fiction and nonfiction, and has had poems published in chapbooks and in a number of collections and journals, Afternoon Horses is her first book of poetry.

“Deirdre
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The Best of Chef at Home

The Best of Chef at Home
Chef Michael Smith

Food Network star Chef Michael Smith brings us back to the basics with his new book, The Best of Chef at Home (Whitecap Books). With a collection of the everyday foods he and his family crave, this guide provides all the essential recipes you need for today’s kitchen—from weekday classics like macaroni and cheese, to dinner party favourites like short ribs braised in red wine.

Using
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Shifting Values

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

I remember from years ago a conversation with a journalist who was interviewing me. I asked him about the new arrangements in the local newspapers, two papers rolled together into one, I think it was.

“Well,” he said mournfully, “I don’t like change.”

It seemed an odd attitude for a man whose business was documenting the day by day alterations in the way the world
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Athena Becomes a Swallow

Athena Becomes a Swallow
Brent MacLaine

Athena Becomes a Swallow, Brent MacLaine’s fourth book of poetry, will be launched as part of the Pen and Inkling Festival organized by the PEI Writers’ Guild to celebrate its twentieth anniversary.

The book contains twenty-seven monologues spoken by characters who appear in Homer’s great epic The Odyssey. However, these are not the voices of the major players, the heroic movers
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Don Messer: The Man Behind the Music

Don Messer: The Man Behind the Music
Johanna Bertin

Goose Lane Editions recently launched Don Messer: The Man Behind the Music by Johanna Bertin.

Don Messer’s growing‐up years, early band years, public life, and family life are intimately examined for the first time. Few knew him personally. Most knew him through his music, which for Don was an all‐consuming element. Johanna Bertin relates what Don Messer’s life was like from the
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Indian River

Indian River
John Dunphy

Indian River, PEI, is the source of inspiration for a new collection of fifteen fictional and non-fictional stories by John Dunphy entitled Indian River.

Starting with a lighthouse adventure of twelve-year old Bella MacLellan, the series of stories explore the lives of two families who settled in Indian River in the 18th and early 19th century. Three stories examine the living
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Sir Andrew Macphail: The Life and Legacy of a Canadian Man of Letters

Sir Andrew Macphail: The Life and Legacy of a Canadian Man of Letters
Ian Robertson

Sir Andrew Macphail: The Life and Legacy of a Canadian Man of Letters is a biography of the Canadian author Sir Andrew Macphail who was born and raised in Orwell, attended Prince of Wales College, taught school on the Island, and spent his professional career in Montreal. Although Professor of the History of Medicine at McGill University, Macphail achieved his greatest public
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Art of Darkness

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

Darkness: I’ve been thinking about it recently, began as I was rereading Thomas Hardy’s novel The Return of the Native. The story takes place in the west of England early in the nineteenth century, on and around a large area of wild country that Hardy calls Egdon Heath, an almost uninhabited stretch of land where Eustacia Vye, the book’s main female character,
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Gail of Wind

Gail of Wind
Gail Duguay

Locomotive Press has announced that Gail Of Wind a hard walk into reality, a memoir by Gail Duguay, is set for release. Locomotive Press is a small independent green company which uses only 100 per cent post consumer paper.

This memoir chronicles Gail Duguay’s turbulent life growing up as the eldest of four children born to an alcoholic father who runs off with her fifteen-year-old
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Projections on the Plaza

Until September 29
Confederation Centre Plaza The public is invited to enjoy two outdoor film screen [ ... ]

Colette

October 15–25
City Cinema rating tba
Dir: Wash Westmoreland, UK, 111 min. Keira Knightley, Dominic  [ ... ]

afterimage

September 29
Confederation Centre Art Gallery afterimage, the Gallery's after-hours art party, retur [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]