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Bones, Broths, And Braising

PEI Certified Organic Producers Cooperative, in collaboration with Brad Doiron, whole animal butcher [ ... ]

Men of the Harvest position

Men of the Harvest, a male Gospel choir, is seeking a pianist-musical director beginning in Jan [ ... ]

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The H.R. (Bill) Percy Prize for unpublished novel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

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

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Together Again

Kenny and Dolly Tribute Concert at the Confederation Centre November 29
Homburg Theatre  On No [ ... ]

PEI Symphony Orchestra with guest David ...

November 25
Confederation Centre of the Arts Following the fiery season opener Exquisite Fires & [ ... ]

The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen...

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City Cinema Tickets at the door, cash only, $10, or visit for advanc [ ... ]

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Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

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