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...

Island pillars

The sea continues to eat away at our lovely coastline. Wealthy cottagers purchase peace of mind by bringing in Nova Scotia granite boulders dumping th...

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...

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