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 ...

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...

A gift of Island poetry

Judy Gaudet | Making the Sky

MAKING THE SKY Wet the sky thoroughly right down to the treeline. Wrap it round the strait. First add the brightness, leaving either nothing or ...

Free to dream

American Election Night 2020, 3:30 am, results still coming in. I feel like I haven’t had a restful dream-filled sleep in weeks. Every time I close ...

Illustrated Flora of PEI

Work has started on the fourth section of the publication Online Illustrated Flora of PEI thanks to a grant from the PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund an...

Dear Dr. Morrison

Dear Dr. Morrison: On behalf of the people of the Cove, I am writing to thank you for taking such good care of us. Your fireside chats (well, without...

Book release: The Island Magazine

Issue 87

The latest edition of The Island Magazine commemorates 300 years of French history on PEI and covers three centuries of Francophone life in the provin...

Book release: The Lamonts of Lyndale

by Harold S. MacLeod

Independent PEI publishing house Selkirk Stories has published a new edition of The Lamonts of Lyndale by the late Harold S. MacLeod (1927-2014). It w...

Book release: Poison in the Porridge

by David Weale

David Weale will release his memoir Poison in the Porridge, a story about how wonderful and dangerous it is to be a child, this November. “The verd...

Book release: An Introduction to Island Studies

by James E. Randall

A new book by UPEI professor Dr. James Randall offers up island studies as a tool to understand our own world of islands. An Introduction to Island St...

Book release: Unidentified man at left of photo

by Jeff Bursey

Jeff Bursey’s latest exploratory novel is a sharp satire set in Atlantic Canada’s seemingly bucolic province, Prince Edward Island. Unidentified ...

Book release: RED: The Island Story Book Volume #24

It’s been a bumpy road through 2020 thus far but the folks at RED: The Island Storybook promise “We’ll get through this with strength and love, ...

A gift of Island poetry

Bren Simmers | Off Season

OFF SEASON Tonight, I don’t have to play the crowd, tell the story of the Christmas owl who hitched a ride home on a fir trunk. Walk the trail ...

Drop the mic

Island poet Julie Bull offers online spoken word workshop

Interdisciplinary researcher, ethicist, educator, poet, and spoken-word artist Dr. Julie Bull will be facilitating an online workshop series on spoken...

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...

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...

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...

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