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Writing Symposium

The PEI Writers’ Guild will host a writing symposium this summer. Sponsored by Innovation PEI, wit [ ... ]

Confed Centre Art Classes

Winter registration is now open for Saturday Art Classes in the Family Studio at Confederation Centr [ ... ]

Anne of Green Gables The Musical: 101 Things You Didn’t Know

Anne of Green Gables The Musical: 101 Things You Didn’t Know
Don Harron

White Knight Books has published a book by Don Harron, co-writer of Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™. Anne of Green Gables the musical: 101 Things you didn’t know takes you behind the scenes into the world of the people who have made Anne the hit musical that has entertained audiences for 45 years.

Don Harron has been involved with the Lucy Maud’s Montgomery’s novel Anne of Green

Charlottetown: A History

Charlottetown: A History
Dr. Peter Rider

Charlottetown: A History was launched at City Hall on June 16. Dr. Peter Rider, Atlantic Provinces Historian at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, received funding to research the history of the city in the early 1980s. The book, which focuses on the era between incorporation in 1855 and amalgamation in 1995, took nearly 30 years to complete.

“Although he was able,


Jordan McIntyre
Illustrated by Catherine Miller

LOOKBOOK! A Children’s Guide to Prince Edward Island, is written by Jordan McIntyre, and illustrated with paper collage by Catherine Miller. LOOKBOOK! is a family travel resource that keeps little ones engaged with fun facts, scavenger hunts, puzzles, and games about Canada’s Garden Province, for children ages 6 to 11.

Jordan McIntyre teaches

Simon and Catapult Man’s Perilous Playground Adventure

Simon and Catapult Man’s Perilous Playground Adventure
Norene Smiley
Illustrated by Brenda Jones

Nimbus Publishing, in cooperation with the IWK Child Safety Link and the Insurance Bureau of Canada, has announced the release of a new book that teaches kids about the importance of playground safety. Simon and Catapult Man’s Perilous Playground Adventure is written by Norene Smiley and illustrated by Brenda Jones.

The book follows the intergalactic

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

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

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

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

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

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

Almost Canadian

Comedy from James Mullinger at Harbourfront Theatre January 18
Harbourfront Theatre British comedia [ ... ]

Debussy Préludes

St. Paul’s Church
January 18 Pianist Sarah Hagen will perform Debussy’s first book of Préludes  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Judy Gaudet

Curated by Deidre Kessler Anticipation Outside my window the world is hovering
on hummingbird wings [ ... ]

Coy—power trio

Talking Bands by Evan James Ceretti Story Sheidow (guitar, vocals), Emilee Sorrey (drums, vocals), [ ... ]

Distinguished alumni

Holland College awards Jan Cowper, Irwin MacKinnon, David Poirier The Holland College Foundation ha [ ... ]