Reading Street Micro-Grants to promote family literacy

awarded by PEI Writers' Guild

Through the Reading Street initiative, which is funded by TD Bank Group, the PEI Writers’ Guild is pleased to award micro-grants to ten community gr...

Emily St. John Mandel

A virtual evening with best selling author—Oct 21

Charlottetown independent bookstore Bookmark will present an evening with New York Times best selling author, Emily St. John Mandel. The virtual even...

Celebrating David Helwig

Virtual book launch—Oct 14

On October 14 at 7 pm, Bookmark, members of PEI’s literary community, and some of David Helwig’s close poet friends from across Canada will gather...

Book release: Ben of the Island: Iceboats and Phantom Ship

By Terrilyn Kerr | llustrated by Nancy Perkins

The year is 1885. Ben is now five years old and living at the Wood Islands lighthouse on the Northumberland Strait. He is well known as a local hero b...

Book release: Broken Crayons

By Patsy Dingwell | Illustrated by Marla Lesage

Island author Patsy Dingwell has released her first book, Broken Crayons. When Ms. Gillis, a preservice teacher on PEI, decides to complete her Inter...

Book release: Angora Napkin: The Golden McGuffin

By Troy Little

Angora Napkin: The Golden McGuffin is the final chapter in author Troy Little’s Angora Napkin saga. Cuddle Core pop icons Angora Napkin have opened...

Book release: Mi’kmaq Campfire Stories of Prince Edward Island

by Julie Pellissier-Lush | Illustrated by Laurie Martin

The Mi’kmaq People have been here since the ice began to melt over this great land. They learned the medicines in nature to keep them healthy and th...

A gift of Island poetry

Brent MacLaine

EARLY MORNING MIST A soft breath has come to earth. It must have paused a moment before lowering its gentle weight upon the autumn fields, before ...

Alive like me

I remember the first time I realized that I was not the only person in the universe. (My parents were people too, but they were only there to serve me...

Book release: Home Is Where the Water Is

by Dr. Hung-Min Chiang

Home Is Where the Water Is, a memoir by retired UPEI professor Dr. Hung-Min Chiang has recently been published by Island Studies Press. Born and rais...

Book release: The Keto Solution: A Practical Guide for Living Your Low-Carbohydrate Life

by Angela Doucette

Join Acorn Press author Angela Doucette in conversation with David Rashed and Jill Sabean as they discuss Doucette’s new book The Keto Solution: A P...

Book release: Pluck & Luck: The Tragedies and Triumphs of a Free Canadian

by Harvey Sawler

Pluck & Luck: The Tragedies and Triumphs of a Free Canadian by Island-based author Harvey Sawler is the authorized biography of Toronto-born im...

Book release: The Recital

Kimberly Mooney

Debut author Kimberly Mooney has released The Recital, a brutally honest and hilarious memoir about divorce, single parenting, finding love again, and...

Book release: Tick-borne Diseases in Dogs: A Canadian Perspective

by Dr. Michelle Evason

New research by UPEI professor Dr. Michelle Evason is helping keep dogs and their owners safe. As the geographic ranges of ticks rapidly expand in Cen...

Book Release: Leverage the Arts Ecosystem to Influence Local Prosperity

by M. Catherine Proctor

Author M. Catherine (Cate) Proctor released her first book, Leverage the Arts Ecosystem to Influence Local Prosperity, in September. The evidence-base...

A gift of Island poetry

Steve McOrmond

WE: AN APOLOGIA We loved the idea of trees and occasionally to stroll among them. We loved how quiet the city when it snowed and the view from the...

Martha’s calendar

Every summer when family visits the Island, daughter-in-law Stephanie brings along the most recent copy of Martha Stewart Living and spends hours lyin...

Book Release: The Biscuit Bible

Types, Tips, Tested Recipes, and Tales

Full of interesting facts, historical information and stories about biscuits, Dolores Griffin’s The Biscuit Bible is everything you ever wanted to k...

A gift of Island poetry

Yvette Doucette

Grandmothers they come from the other places the Jewish one, the Jamaican one her ancestor shipped from Africa to work cane they find her, their k...

New ED at PEI Writers’ Guild

The PEI Writers’ Guild (PEIWG) recently announced the appointment of Executive Director, Mo Duffy Cobb. This is the first time in the Guild’s 30-y...

New children’s books

John Flood’s Penumbra Press Charlottetown/Newscastle recently published two children’s books. Do I Have to Go to Sleep? written by Carole Giangran...

Logjams and Widow–Makers: Prince Edward Islanders in the Maine Woods

by J. Clinton Morrison

A flood of immigrants had entered Canada between 1760–1860. By the mid-19th century the Island was settled and immigration had practically ceased. B...

A House in Memory: Last Poems

by David Helwig

A House in Memory: Last Poems, a collection of unpublished poems by the late poet and novelist David Helwig (1938–2018), was released in July. The b...

Down East getaway

We’re having a different sort of summer. No socials at our old school, no Canada Day hotdogs, no sharing garden, flowers, beach and sand with friend...

Marion Bruce shortlisted

Book by Island author is one of three for historical writing

PEI writer Marian Bruce has been shortlisted for a 2020 Atlantic Book Award for her book Listening for the Dead Bells. Published by Island Studies Pre...

Safia’s Secret

Asifa Rahman | Illustrated by Duncan Brooks

Inspired by her daughter Gina, Asifa Rahman’s illustrated children’s book Safia’s Secret is about a young Indian girl who secretly wishes she wa...

Camden Mystery Club Trilogy

Anne Hotchkis

Camden Mystery Club Trilogy by Anne Hotchkis is a collection of three young adult mystery books in one: Code Blue at the QEH, Cari Complex Convict and...

Wingin’ It

Kathy Birt

Kathy Birt’s cookbook, aptly titled Wingin’ It, “took five years of tasting and testing wings recipes.” The idea came to Birt in 2015 when her...

Contact! Unload: Military Veterans, Trauma, and Research-Based Theatre

George Belliveau and Graham W. Lea with Marv Westwood

Contact! Unload: Military Veterans, Trauma, and Research-Based Theatre explores an arts-based therapeutic approach to mental health care, bringing to ...

From the Lens of my Camera: This and That and a Big Black Cat

Andrew Simpson and Jean Simpson

From the Lens of my Camera: This and That and a Big Black Cat is an e-book devoted to photography and memories of Andrew and Jean Simpson’s time spe...

She Was His Angel

Mima

Mima recently published her 13th book (9th in the Hernandez series) titled, She Was His Angel. Jorge Hernandez, a former Mexican narco transitions in...

Fortune Cove

Our premier has exhorted us to explore the Island this summer. Accordingly, we book a cottage in Fortune Cove on the Mill River and head up West for a...

RED: The Island Storybook, vol 23

When writers and storytellers are forced to hunker down in their abodes during a pandemic, they have a lot of time to put stories on paper, and volume...

Island Literary Awards

33rd annual event held in its first ever virtual format

The PEI Writers’ Guild (PEIWG)celebrated local writers on June 6 with the Island Literary Awards and the PEI Book Award ceremonies, which honoured n...

A gift of Island poetry

Charlie Greg Sark

SEE-E-OOH that poem written twenty— … no, it was eighteen years ago. That poem, I wrote it for harper and I called it enemy tongues. Her...

A gift of Island poetry

Richard Lemm

WHAT I WANTED TO BE A dandelion and buttercup bouquet on grandmother’s vanity, the wasps in the pears, the long white jet plane’s tail in the ...

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