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Charlottetown Fest cast housing

Every summer the off-Island cast, orchestra, and crew of the Charlottetown Festival flood into town  [ ... ]

Remote Patient Monitoring

Health PEI recently expanded the Remote Patient Monitoring program capacity to 45 patients thanks to [ ... ]

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The H.R. (Bill) Percy Prize for unpublished novel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

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,

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.


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.


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

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

Events Calendar

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Some Upcoming Events


Harbourfront Players March 1–2 & 8–10 
Harbourfront Theatre The Harbourfront Players p [ ... ]


January 25–28
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity, mature subject matter
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón, [ ... ]

Rolston String Quartet

February 21
The Mack The Rolston String Quartet is bringing a storm of classical music to The Mack t [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]