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Grief Support Drop-in Group

A Grief Support Drop-in Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 7–8 pm at Provincial Pal [ ... ]

Ostomy Peer Support Group

Charlottetown Ostomy Peer Support Group Charlottetown Ostomy Peer Support Group meets last Tues [ ... ]

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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Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch
Wayne MacKinnon

Passing the Torch, by Wayne MacKinnon, published by the Prince Edward Island Association for Community Living, is now available. This publication traces the development of the movement on behalf of people with intellectual disabilities in Prince Edward Island. It draws on the experiences of those who have been involved at various stages over that time, especially those who were
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Prince Edward Island Tales

Prince Edward Island Tales
Montague Library Writers Guild

Nine writers, nine lives and fifty ways to view the Island and its inhabitants: this is what Prince Edward Island Tales, by the Montague Library Writers Guild, offers its readers. The newly released collection is filled with stories, poems and prose dwelling on various aspects of life on the Island—everything from moving a house down a road and across a bridge to an
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Prince Edward Island: An Illustrated History

Prince Edward Island: An Illustrated History
Douglas Baldwin

In Prince Edward Island: An Illustrated History (Nimbus), Douglas Baldwin takes the reader on a journey through the incidents and events that have shaped the province and its inhabitants throughout their development, from the first Aboriginal presence over eleven thousand years ago to the arrival of the European settlers in the early eighteenth century to the Charlottetown
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The Fixer-Upper

The Fixer-Upper
Lorne Elliott

Comedian Lorne Elliott launched his first book, The Fixer-Upper. Based on his play, Tourist Trap, The Fixer-Upper is a novella adaptation starring the hapless Bruno MacIntyre of Savage Bay, a fictional community set on the south shore of PEI.

When Bruno decides to rent his ramshackle cottage to summer tourists, Bruno turns to his clever and caustic Aunt Tillie for help in securing
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Some Upcoming Events

Together Again

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

Jimmy Rankin shows

November 22 at Trailside Café
November 23 at Harbourfront Theatre Jimmy Rankin's new Moving East (o [ ... ]

The Island Christmas Review

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

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  [ ... ]