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Men of the Harvest position

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

Free tickets to Christmas concerts

The City of Charlottetown will once again present two Christmas concerts as part of the Wintertide H [ ... ]

PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic

PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic
Keir Lowther to read 

Keir Lowther will be the featured reader at the PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic on March 15, at 7 pm at Receiver Coffee Co., 128 Richmond St in Charlottetown.

Keir is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers, and was awarded an apprenticeship by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia.

Keir has received awards including from the Maritime Writing Competition, the Atlantic
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Some Weather We’re Having!

Some Weather We’re Having!
The 2018 PEI weather trivia calendar
UPEI Climate Research Lab

UPEI’s Climate Research Lab has launched the 2018 edition of its PEI weather trivia calendar. Some Weather We’re Having! is available at The Bookmark in the Confederation Court Mall, Murphy’s Pharmacies in the Charlottetown area, or at the UPEI Climate Research Lab on campus.

Co-authored by Don Jardine and Dr. Adam Fenech, the
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A Classical Concert at Carnegie Hall

A Classical Concert at Carnegie Hall
Carl McNally
Illustrated by Duncan Brooks

Carl McNally has self-published a book entitled A Classical Concert at Carnegie Hall. The small book is illustrated by Duncan Brooks. Carl hopes that both children and adults will enjoy this picture book.

This is no ordinary concert. The instruments in the orchestra include violin, banjo, spoons, harp drums, bells, guitar, trombone, clarinet, steel guitar
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A gift of Island poetry: Julie Dennison

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

STORMY WEATHER, GEORGIAN BAY
after F. H. Varley, c. 1920  

You chose this vantage. Run with it: the wind—
from frail and clinging to the rock, to whatsoever
face a rippled world insinuates. Yes, run. Swirl
the cloak of many needles; green it green and,
reeling, ever greener; swing your sweeper to the
far-off, white-capped cohort, curling sage and wily
olive strokes
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The Turnip Tune Up

The Turnip Tune Up
Kathy Birt
Illustrated by Duncan Brooks

The Turnip Tune Up, a children’s book aimed at ages 2 and 5 years, is being launched at the Confederation Centre Library in Charlottetown on February 3 at 2 pm.

With ten books to her credit, including a novel, Island author Kathy Birt says she had no plans to do a children’s book until she read a rhyming poem about the turnip to her writers’ group.
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Writers’ Guild Open Mic Series

Grant Matheson is the featured reader

Grant Matheson will be the featured reader at the PEI Writers’ Guild open mic on February 8 at 7 pm at Receiver Coffee Co., 128 Richmond St, in Charlottetown.

All are welcome to this free event. The first ten writers to sign up may read from their work–poetry or prose–for up to 5 minutes. Following a short break to enjoy some of Receiver Coffee’s delicious
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Steven Heighton—UPEI Writer-in-Residence

Steven Heighton—UPEI Writer-in-Residence

This winter’s UPEI Writer-in-Residence will be Steven Heighton, award-winning novelist, poet, short-story writer, and essayist. He will give a public reading on February 6 at 7:30 pm in the UPEI Main Building, Faculty Lounge, Charlottetown.

Raised in Toronto and northern Ontario, Heighton travelled and worked in western Canada, Australia, and Asia, studied at Queen’s University, and settled in
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PEI Book Award nominations

Island authors, editors, and book producers are encouraged to apply for a PEI Book Award before January 31.

Sponsored by the province’s Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, the awards are presented every two years to recognize writing excellence in the three categories of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

To be eligible for the awards: a book must have been published in the
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#BeccaToldMeTo

#BeccaToldMeTo
Spreading kindness, one hashtag at a time
Jason Tremere

Riverview, NB teenager Rebecca Schofield was recently named "Newsmaker of the Year" for 2017 as a result of her goodwill, bravery, and poise in the face of adversity. 

At 17, she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in December 2016 and asked friends and family on Facebook to perform acts of kindness in her honour and tag them on
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On Five Dollars A Day

On Five Dollars A Day
An Innocent Abroad in Europe Summer 1965
James W. Macnutt, Q.C.

Austin MacAuley Publishers™ have recently published a novel by James MacNutt entitled On Five Dollars A Day: An Innocent Abroad in Europe Summer 1965.

…”In the mid-1960s there was a concerted effort by governments on both sides of the Atlantic to encourage international students to travel around Europe. It was deemed a matter of great
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Some Upcoming Events

Free Solo

November 16–20
City Cinema PG, language may offend, scary scenes
Dir: Jimmy Chin/Elizabeth Chai Vas [ ... ]

Wonderland

Cirque Musica Holiday November 15
Eastlink Centre Eastlink Centre has announced the all-new concert [ ... ]

The Ennis Sisters

Newfoundland sisters on the mainstage December 1
Homburg Theatre  On December 1, Sobeys LIVE @ [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]