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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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