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Newcomer Orientation Sessions

The City of Charlottetown is hosting it's first two Newcomer Orientation Sessions of the year on Sep [ ... ]

Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Presented by The Gahan House The Gahan House has expanded across the Maritimes, and to celebrate th [ ... ]

The Begerkz—Shipwrecked on Planet Earth

The Begerkz—Shipwrecked on Planet Earth
Troy Diamond Lund

IIslander Troy Diamond Lund has published his first novel entitled The Begerkz—Shipwrecked On Planet Earth, based on characters created by Troy Lund and his children Jordi and Dustin Lund. In his introduction to the book, Troy says, “The three of us have big plans for our Begerkz, and we hope with all our might that you and your children will enjoy the story that you are about
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Atlantic Book Awards

Douglas Arthur Brown is the winner of the 19th annual Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize for Quintet (Key Porter Books).

The Raddall Prize, which at $15,000 is the largest fiction prize in Atlantic Canada, was awarded in May at A Great Mischief of Writers in Halifax at Saint Mary’s University. Runners-up for the Raddall were Ian Colford with Evidence and Sara Tilley with Skin Room. Brent
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Chinese Books at Library

The Confederation Centre Public Library has added staff and resources to help serve newcomers to PEI. The library has recently received a selection of Chinese books. By continually adding to both print and electronic language learning resources, the library will be able to offer fiction and non-fiction Chinese material for readers of all ages.

The library has developed an English as an Additional
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Hackmatack Winners 2009

The Hackmatack Steering Committee has announced the winners of 2009 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award. They are:

English Fiction—Chocolate River Rescue by Jennifer McGrath Kent;
English Non-Fiction—Sweet!: The Delicious Story of Candy by Ann Love & Jane Drake;
French Fiction—Capitaine Static, by Alain M. Bergeron;
French Non-Fiction—Delirons avec Leon no. 2 by Annie Groovie.

The winners were
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The Artist’s Brain

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

I am reading a book about the great French Impressionist painter Claude Monet, struck by his situation late in life as he began to have eye trouble. He was 71 and his second wife had just died when a Parisian specialist told him he had cataracts, and now, although he had always taken pride in his physical hardiness—setting out to paint in all weathers—he was to be
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Things I’ve been called

Things I’ve been called
A personal report from The Westport Poetry Festival in Ontario

by Carol Little

Last month I was invited to read at a poetry festival in Westport and three other communities southwest of Ottawa. Attending the Westport Poetry Festival was a wonderful experience. For three days, I got to immerse myself in lyrical words, hang out with other tormented poets in the woods, and bare my soul on stage with
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Civility: A Cultural History

Civility: A Cultural History
Benet Davetian

Are we less civil now than in the past? Benet Davetian’s study Civility: A Cultural History (University of Toronto Press) responds to this question through a historical, social, and psychological discussion of the civility practices in three nations—England, France, and the USA.

Davetian’s multi-dimensional review of civility from 1200 to the present day contextualizes his topic
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House of Angels

House of Angels
Loman Bell

Local singer-songwriter Loman Bell has a new release. He’s tried his hand at writing a book, calling it the House of Angels. Born and raised on Prince Edward Island, Loman Bell has written about his life, his journey through good times and the bad. He tells of the early years growing up in the village of Murray River, and helping his dad work at the Bells Texaco in Charlottetown in the
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out of the witch’s mouth

out of the witch’s mouth
Patti Sinclair

out of the witch’s mouth explores the theme of flight and landing in our lives. The book includes “ghazals,” an ancient Persian form of poetry which the mystic poet Hafiz often utilized. Patti’s ghazals explore the themes of mid-life, suffering, playing, elders, and how just landing at the kitchen table and looking at what is there, can give us answers.

“Patti Sinclair’s poems
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TWiG Blooms

TWiG Blooms
The Writers in Group (TWiG)

The Writers in Group or TWiG will host a book launch at the Confederation Centre Library, June 7 from 2–4 pm. TWiG Blooms is the title of the third anthology to be published by the group. The TWiG Anthology appeared in 1998 and TWiG Branches Out was published in 2001. The upcoming launch will present TWiG Blooms. “It’s long overdue,” said Paul Vreeland, a member of the
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Some Upcoming Events

UPEI Winter’s Tales

Author reading series with A.F. (Al) Moritz October 1
UPEI Faculty Lounge, Charlottetown In a Globe [ ... ]

Dancing with the Stars

Hospice PEI’s event celebrates 7th year October 20
Murphy Community Centre October 20, 2018  [ ... ]

The Bruce Guthro Songwriters Circle

November 3
Delta Prince Edward The Bruce Guthro Songwriters Circle, presenting Maritime legends and  [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]