A gift of Island poetry

Jack's Trail | Bren Simmers

Let’s call this paint chip 4 p.m. green. Lichen, liverwort. Moss burgeoning into topo folds enters ankles, backs of knees, hip creaks. Call this...

This perfect day

If I don’t appreciate this perfect day, then I don’t deserve to live here. It’s a festival out there. The ground is strewn with crimson maple f...

Market-ready producers

Meet the inaugural participants

The National Screen Institute— Canada (NSI), in partnership with FilmPEI and Creative PEI, welcome five producers from PEI who recently began traini...

Book release: Basin Head Bad Boys

By Anne Hotchkis

Basin Head Bad Boys by Anne Hotchkis will be released in June. Ethan Laird, the boy with a prosthetic leg, was a popular kid at Colonel Gray High Sch...

Book release: Bits and Pieces: Memories Old and New

By Thane J. Birch

In Bits and Pieces, a collection of short stories about growing up in the Lot 16 area of PEI, Thane J. Birch recalls an era when technology was moving...

Book release: The Miramichi Fire: A History

By Alan MacEachern

On an unusually hot day in October 1825, Islanders from West Point to North Cape watched in alarm and disbelief as huge plumes of smoke rose above the...

Book release: Wally: Driven to Win

By Gary MacDougall

Retromedia Publishing will release Wally: Driven to Win, a book by author Gary MacDougall, in June. Wally: Driven to Win reveals the story of PEI har...

Book release: Historic St. Mary’s: A Brief Account of Three Indian River Churches 1814–2020

By Bertha Campbell

Historic St. Mary’s: A Brief Account of Three Indian River Churches 1814–2020  traces some of the rich history of Indian River, PEI, from its ear...

Book release: The Chemistry of Innovation: Regis Duffy and the Story of DCL

By Mo Duffy Cobb and Lori Mayne

How did a farm boy from PEI become a successful businessman, mentor, and community philanthropist? A new book by Mo Duffy Cobb and Lori Mayne tells th...

Creative writers on short list for 2021 awards

The PEI Writers’ Guild is pleased to announce the shortlist for both the Island Literary Awards, as well as the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty...

Community

Last summer our school in the Cove celebrated its 200th birthday. To commemorate this milestone we considered holding a lecture series, a photo exhibi...

Sustainable and equitable

Ronald Colman virtual book launch—May 13

Bookmark in Charlottetown will host the PEI book launch for Nova Scotia author Ronald Colman’s new book What Really Counts: The Case for a Sustainab...

New collections

Bren Simmers and Laurie Brinklow launch books—May 15

Island poets Laurie Brinklow and Bren Simmers will launch their new poetry collections, My island’s the house I sleep in at night and If, When, on M...

A gift of Island poetry

EVERYTHING RETURNS, EVENTUALLY… | Laurie Brinklow

for Frank Ledwell Frank Ledwell (1930–2010) was a writer and poet who mentored thousands of Prince Edward Islanders—including me—in his role as...

Book release: The Rosary and the Rifle: the Murder of Mary Ann MacKinnon

By Ernie MacAulay

Acorn Press will release a deep dive into Island history, The Rosary and the Rifle: the Murder of Mary Ann MacKinnon by Island author Ernie MacAulay t...

Book release: If, When

By Bren Simmers

Island poet Bren Simmers is launching a new collection of poetry with Gaspereau Press called If, When. This conversation across generations links the ...

Book release: Mill River Malice

by Anne Hotchkis

Released on March 24, Mill River Malice is the fifth book in the Camden Mystery Club series by Island author Anne Hotchkis. Rob Camden and Coady Free...

Unexpected

March has been a month of unexpected, even bewildering, events. There was the COVID-19 scare with the long list of places one might have been and yep,...

Comic book award winners

Brenda Hickey and Sandy Carruthers are fan favourites

The Sequential Magazine Awards are a hybrid juried and fan voted awards program with the goal of promoting and celebrating the best independent comic ...

Island Lecture Series celebrates Poetry Month

Laurie Brinklow and Bren Simmers in conversation with Richard Lemm

The April session of the Island Lecture Series will celebrate Poetry Month and will feature Island poets Laurie Brinklow and Bren Simmers in convers...

Book release: Island Wings

by Geoff Hogan | Illustrated by Connie Gaudet

Nature PEI is providing a new opportunity for families to learn more about the birds around them and have fun doing it. Island Wings, a colouring book...

Book release: My island’s the house I sleep in at night

By Laurie Brinklow

“Being an islander means that you aren’t like everyone else,” writes Laurie Brinklow in her new book, My island’s the house I sleep in at nigh...

A gift of Island poetry

DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS, YEAR | Deirdre Kessler

DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS, YEAR Individual days, weeks, months: unbound! Flung up into the air, released from meaning. Who cares for you? Alice says to t...

A gift of Island poetry

Blueberry Jam | Roderick MacDonald

BLUEBERRY JAM On a hidden shelf In a jar of heavy glass Deep, dark, and thick Preserved while time has passed In the dusty basement With heirloo...

CHEERS!

Recently we were delighted to be invited over “for drinks” at the home of neighbours who moved to the Cove from England a few years back. “Come ...

UPEI Alum’s first novel

Olivia Robinson set to publish with Breakwater Books

Olivia Robinson’s first novel, The Blue Moth Motel, has been accepted for publication by Breakwater Books. Set mostly on PEI, Robinson’s novel is ...

Book release: The Flyaway Kite

Megan Aho | Illustrated by Vivian Aho

Summerside artist Vivian Aho and her daughter, author Megan Aho, published the children’s book The Flyaway Kite in February. The story follows the ...

Book release: RED: The Island Storybook

Volume 25

RED: The Island Storybook will be turning 25 (in volumes) in March. When they started out, a little over ten years ago, they had no idea where the RE...

Book release: Mystery at Ben’s Lake

Anne Hotchkis

Released on January 22, Mystery at Ben’s Lake is the fourth book in the Camden Mystery Club series by author Anne Hotchkis. Trish and the club memb...

Book release: (h)in(d)sight 2020

Julie Bull

Julie Bull’s debut poetry book, (h)in(d)sight 2020, the first in the Spir(itu)al Connection Collection, was published in December 2020 and launched ...

The Block

Black media outlet launches with digital magazine

On February 1, The Black Collective Media (BCM) had a soft-launch of their digital media startup collective by releasing The Block, PEI’s first Blac...

Comic book awards

Three artists from PEI receive nominations

The Sequential Magazine Awards are a hybrid juried and fan voted awards program with the goal of promoting and celebrating the best independent comic ...

A Shell of a Story

Micro story competition dives into oyster art

Debbie Brady, fine art photographer and Oyster Art Lady from Tyne Valley is hosting “A Shell of a Story,” a micro story competition designed to sp...

Rare Birds

Our birdfeeder is alive and well, with an assertion of bluejays, a lament of mourning doves, an aria of chickadees, a jumble of juncos, an inversion o...

A gift of Island poetry

If I Could Say | Leon Berrouard

IF I COULD SAY That I love you From the bottom of my heart But that would be a cliché So, instead, I love you from The bottom of my brain And a...

Jay Ruzesky reading and workshops

UPEI Writer-in-Residence Jay Ruzesky will give a public Facebook Live reading on February 9 at 7 pm, and will lead two online half-day creative nonfic...

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