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...

Book release: RED: The Island Storybook Dog Stories

RED: The Island Storybook has a brand new series of special editions. The inaugural volume in the series is devoted to dog stories. Yes, a full sized ...

Book release: RESET:breathe Journal

By Tracey Gairns Brioux

PEI author and fitness leader Tracey Gairns Brioux will launch her RESET:breathe Journal on February 22 at 8 pm live on the Reset:Breathe FB page. Pu...

Book release: Starfish of David

By Steven Mayoff

Satirical magic-realism abounds on modern-day PEI in author Steven Mayoff’s new ebook Starfish of David. Samson Grief, a reclusive painter living i...

Book release: Morning Bafflement and Timeless Puzzlement

By J. J. Steinfeld

Fiction writer, playwright, and poet J. J. Steinfeld’s twenty-first book and sixth poetry collection, Morning Bafflement and Timeless Puzzlement, ha...

Book release: We’re All Criminals

By Mima

Canadian author Mima recently published her 14th book (9th in the Hernandez series) We’re All Criminals. A former Mexican narco transitions into Ca...

PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp

Something new for 2021

The 2021 PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp will be held May 25–June 4 at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown.  FilmPEI is able to offer many levels o...

Book release: Morning Bafflement and Timeless Puzzlement

By J. J. Steinfeld

Award-winning fiction writer, playwright, and poet J. J. Steinfeld’s twenty-first book and sixth poetry collection, Morning Bafflement and Timeless ...

Peter & Nancy Richards

Keep on Buzzin’

The fifteenth of the month is approaching, and the arts community in PEI knows what that means: time to get your act together to meet The Buzz deadlin...

Book release: Puggy Joe’s Christmas Stocking

By Katherine MacCallum

Author Katherine MacCallum recently published her book, Puggy Joe’s Christmas Stocking. The Christmas childrens’ book is illustrated by Bobby Mac...

Book release: Jaya’s Magic Wheelchair

Marlene Bryenton | Illustrator Leanne Bowlan

Author Marlene Bryenton recently published her second children’s storybook, Jaya’s Magic Wheelchair. The book is about empathy, inclusion, awaren...

Book release: Here and There

By Roderick MacDonald

Roderick MacDonald will launch Here and There, his new collection of poetry, at the Morell Fire Hall December 5 at 2 pm. Inspired by the places, peop...

Book release: Twitch, the Dog who Loved Carrots

By Margaret A. Westlie | Illustrated by Terry D. Betts

Selkirk Stories Publishing has released a new children’s picture book, Twitch, the Dog who Loved Carrots, a collaboration between PEI author Margare...

Book relesase: GIFt Horse: Episode III—Revenge of the GIFt

By PEI GIFted Genre Writing Group

The Island’s weirdest genre writers are back with GIFt Horse: Episode III—Revenge of the GIFt, the third short story anthology from the PEI GIFted...

Book relesase: Mysie

By Norbert Stewart

At the age of eight, Marjorie “Mysie” MacDonald, with her parents and five siblings, arrived at Scotch Settlement, New Brunswick on November 25, 1...

Book release: Dark | Sanctuary

D.A. Stewart and Sandy Carruthers

PEI’s Sandstone comics are making their first foray into the horror genre with the release of Dark|Sanctuary, a collaboration between writer D.A. St...

Book release: A Girl, Her Mother, and The Forest: A Love Story

By Virginia McGowan

Author Virginia (Ginny) McGowan launched her first children’s book, A Girl, Her Mother, and The Forest: A Love Story, in November. In this melodic ...

Mayoff novel now an ebook

Steven Mayoff’s first novel Our Lady of Steerage, published in 2015 by the late James Munves (Bunim & Bannigan), is now available as an ebook th...

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