Winter’s Tales

Author series continues with Oliva Robinson book launch

Olivia Robinson was born in the Annapolis Valley, NS and moved to PEI with her family. She blossomed as a creative writer not among the Valley’s orc...

Book release: Living Full Circle

Living with Balance and Intention Inspired by Medicine Wheel Teachings

Mi’kmaq leader and L’nuey Executive Director Jenene Wooldridge will release Living Full Circle: Living with Balance and Intention Inspired by Medi...

Book release: The Magic Toothbrush

by Marlene Bryenton | Illustrator Leanne Bowlan

The Magic Toothbrush, a new storybook by author Marlene Bryenton and illustrator Leanne Bowlan is now available for purchase. The book was edited by J...

Book release: The Spirited Mrs. Pringle

by Jillianne Hamilton

Island author Jillianne Hamilton recently released her fourth novel, The Spirited Mrs. Pringle. Set in 1888 London, self-involved social climber Cora...

Book release: My PEI Cabbage Cookbook

by Ann Thurlow | Illustrator Rebecca Ford

Ann Thurlow will launch My PEI Cabbage Cookbook in October. Compiled and written by Thurlow, the book is an ode to the author’s love for the underra...

Book release: We’ll Meet Again: Prince Edward Island Women of the Second World War

by Katherine Dewar

We’ll Meet Again: Prince Edward Island Women of the Second World War by author Katherine Dewar shares the incredible stories of women from PEI who s...

Irish library at the BIS

George O’Connor’s dream is now a reality

It required more than a decade but many volunteers have finally brought the dream of an Irish library to fruition. More than a decade ago, the late G...

A gift of Island poetry

GREAT-GRANDMOTHER’S GARDEN | Richard Lemm

GREAT-GRANDMOTHER’S GARDEN Pansies have the faces of lost children. Iris unfurls its violet flag for my son churned into the mud of France. Foxg...

Ian Carr earns literacy award

Ian Carr was the PEI recipient of the 17th annual Council of the Federation Literacy Award, announced by Canada’s Premiers on International Literacy...

Clouds

The tide is low at noon so we pack a lunch (cheese and crackers, beer and chocolate), slather ourselves with sunscreen and head down to the Cove. We p...

August Tides

The tide is low at noon so we pack a lunch (cheese and crackers, beer and chocolate), slather ourselves with sunscreen and head down to the Cove. We p...

A gift of Island poetry

CROW PISS: A PANTOUM | Chris Bailey

CROW PISS: A PANTOUM Sit and listen, and your father will tell you how it is. Up before crow piss. Before daylight breaks between the branches. Ge...

Winter’s Tales Author Series

Reading event resumes with Richard Lemm—Oct 7

The UPEI Winter’s Tales Author Series will resume in October with the launch of Richard Lemm’s memoir, Imagined Truths: Myths from a Draft-Dodging...

Mobilizing for climate emergency

Free virtual event with author Seth Klein

Bookmark, Charlottetown’s locally owned, independent bookshop in partnership with the PEI Chapter of the Council of Canadians will host a virtual ev...

Anne Simpson reading and workshops

UPEI Winter’s Tales events in October

Anne Simpson, novelist and poet, will read from her new novel and poetry collection on October 28 at 7:30 pm in The Carriage House at Beaconsfield, 2 ...

Book release: The View from Enmore Road

By Dori MacLean

Independent PEI publishing company Selkirk Stories will launch The View from Enmore Road, a collection of short stories by Dori MacLean of Tyne Valley...

Book release: Playing With Dolls and Other Poems

Gerry Bradley, PEI poet and fiddler, will launch his new book of poetry, Playing With Dolls and Other Poems, in September. The collection of poems als...

Book release: The Coming Storm

By Regina M Hansen

The Coming Storm, the young adult historical fantasy novel by Regina M Hansen, was released simultaneously by Atheneum Books for Young Readers and Sim...

Book release: Imagined Truths: Myths from a Draft-Dodging Poet

By Richard Lemm

Author Richard Lemm’s memoir Imagined Truths: Myths from a Draft-Dodging Poet will be released in September. Published by Tidewater Press, the launc...

Book release: Tokyo GIFt

By PEI GIFted Genre Writing Group

From dragons, ghosts and dwarf plants, to small town crime and cabincore gore, the PEI GIFted Genre Writing Group is back with its fourth short story ...

Book release: Island Characters—Volume 2

By Eddy Quinn

Eddy Quinn grew up surrounded by folk music and natural born storytellers near Cardigan, PEI. Songs and yarns were shared across the table of Island k...

Dream come true

Dream come true: Afternoon piano recital, Beethoven and Chopin pouring out of little building we call “The Rural Conservatory.” Guitars and singin...

A gift of Island poetry

This is How I Connect With You | Yvette Doucette

THIS IS HOW I CONNECT WITH YOU all lissom-like the elm trees bend seawind lifts and scents my hair my tongue flattens, no a, e, i, or u to round t...

Book release: To Tell: Stories, Images and Reflections

by Eoin O’Brien

Eoin O’Brien of Charlottetown recently published To Tell: Stories, Images and Reflections. The book of poetry was released on July 16. O’Brien ha...

Book release: The First Noble Truth

by Michael Pagé

PEI author Michael Pagé has released The First Noble Truth. Acceptance of impermanence, as Buddhism tells us, is the key to freedom and enlightenme...

Book Release: Kinap Legends

By Riley James Bernard

Local Charlottetown comic book creator Riley James Bernard released the first printing of his comic book Kinap Legends in June. Bernard’s story and...

Book release: Write! Even If Your Hands Are Dirty

Short Stories and Poems by Prince Edward Island Authors

Have you ever wished to write a memoir? To chronicle stories of your youth or meaningful experiences? To leave a legacy for your descendants? The Memo...

Book release: A Tale of Two Fiddlers: The Early Days of Sports and Life in Charlottetown

By Fred MacDonald

A Tale of Two Fiddlers: The Early Days of Sports and Life in Charlottetown, a sports memoir by Fred MacDonald is now available where books are sold. ...

Book release: RED: The Island Storybook #26

Gather round REDheads, it’s story time. Volume 26 of RED: The Island Storybook is here and it is filled to the brim with fresh Island yarns—food f...

Book release: A Sense of Wonder

By Bob Jensen

In July, PEI-based poet and songwriter Bob Jensen will release A Sense of Wonder, a collection of 50 poems written between 2014 and the present. Jens...

Book release: Island Girl: From Orphan to Military Wife

By Jackie Muise

Jackie Muise’s Island Girl: From Orphan to Military Wife, a biography of Mary Elizabeth Whitty who was orphaned at an early age on PEI, will be avai...

Book release: Psychopaths Rule the World

By Mima

The PEI author known as Mima recently published her 15th book, Psychopaths Rule the World. A former Mexican narco transitions into Canadian life with...

Book release: My Year as a Space Cadet

By Hope Dalvay

Space Cadet will be available in July. Page Stuart’s perfectly organized life is flipped upside down… again. She is in unfamiliar territory as th...

Book release: Aggretsuko: Little Rei of Sunshine

By Brenda Little

Netflix original series Aggretsuko debuts in her first ever original graphic novel, Aggretsuko: Little Rei of Sunshine, written and illustrated by PEI...

Anne fans

Two new books for enthusiasts of the LM Montgomery classic

Anne’s Cradle: The Life and Works of Hanako Muraoka, Japanese Translator of Anne of Green Gables Eri Muraoka Translated by Cathy Hirano The name ...

A gift of Island poetry

Picnic Rock | Thomas O'Grady

An old album, a thumb-scuffed photograph, black and white, circa 1964: centred, hair tied back by a windblown scarf, my mother in slacks and blouse...

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