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PEI French student bursaries

For the third consecutive year, the PEI French Health Network (PEIFHN) is pleased to annou [ ... ]

Bark for Life 2017

The Canadian Cancer Society Bark for Life 2017, a canine event to fight cancer, will take place June [ ... ]

Author & Illustrator Festival 2017

The Author & Illustrator Festival 2017 will be held April 29 from 10 am to 5 pm at Murphy's Community Centre, Room 308, 200 Richmond Street, Charlottetown.

The mission is to celebrate Island Books and all of the individuals that contribute to them — authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, and of course, readers. The festival aims to empower others to create and provide inspiration through
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Resistance fighter

Resistance fighter
Profile: Kathleen Hamilton

by Jane Ledwell

Contrivances and secrets—lies—they cause a lot of problems,” intimates Kathleen Hamilton. The playwright, actor, writing workshop leader, and author of Sex After Baby—Why There Is None says, “Right now, I’m deeply immersed in memoir—officially for the past five years. Unofficially for ten.

“Writing my own memoir, reading memoirs, and helping other
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A gift of Island poetry: Jane Ledwell

Curated by Deirdre Kessler 

The birch

The world is the world, or what we know of it.

We are in it, with split paper skins, slow sap,

and leaves we will abandon with the season.

Twinned, we are, for our own company.

We multiply; we do not divide.

We lean awkward over the rise towards the spring.

We tunnel beneath the earth towards the same.

We are sanctuary to our self.

—Jane Ledwell from Bird
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Poetry winners

Poetry winners
PEI Symphony selects student winners

The PEI Symphony Orchestra (PEISO) and Mark Shapiro, Music Director, in cooperation with the PEI Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture have announced the winners of their Island-wide poetry contest for students. The winning poets are: Madelyn Iwankow (East Wiltshire Intermediate) for her poem “As I Walk,” Chloe Dockendorff (homeschooled) for
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Translating Canadian literature

Radici Translation and Wordcraft in Summerside took part in Rome’s National Book Fair, Più libri più liberi, in December 2016 where more than 400 independent, small and medium-sized Italian publishers were gathered. Radici T&W has now established direct contacts with Italian publishers they say are eager to increase the number of Canadian titles they publish and develop book
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The Insider’s Guide

The Insider’s Guide
Workshop on how to write for children and young adults

The University of Prince Edward Island is partnering with Humber College to present The Insider’s Guide to Writing and Publishing for Young Readers, a workshop for writers of literature for children and young adults. Join presentors July 13 to 15 in Charlottetown for a workshop full of practical suggestions and writing inspiration.

Created by
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Reading Town PEI

Preparations underway for 2017 events

Reading Champion Award

Reading Town PEI is planning for its 2017 event. A Call for Nominations for the 2017 Reading Champion Award gives you a chance to submit a name of a person (any age and occupation) who should be recognized as a champion of reading. The Reading Champion Award recognizes, inspires and celebrates reading. Individuals nominated for this
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The Island Magazine #80

The Island Magazine #80
Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation

The 40th Anniversary edition of The Island Magazine, Number 80, is now available. The Island Mazazine is a semi-annual publication of the human and natural heritage of Prince Edward Island published by the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation.

Contents of this issue include: “Raising the Cry of Nationality: The Struggle for an
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The Bewitched Continuum:

The Bewitched Continuum:
The Ultimate Linear Guide To The Classic TV Series
Adam-Michael James

Local writer and performer Adam-Michael James will release an e-book version of The Bewitched Continuum, his exploration of the 1964-1972 television series Bewitched, on Valentine’s Day.

James’ “ultimate linear guide” to the supernatural sitcom first came out in 2014 to coincide with Bewitched’s 50th anniversary. Covering all
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My Gaelic Grandmother

My Gaelic Grandmother
Memories of Mary Stewart:
Rural Life in Valleyfield and Brudenell, Prince Edward Island 1894–1987
Bertha Campbell

My Gaelic Grandmother Memories of Mary Stewart: Rural Life in Valleyfield and Brudenell, Prince Edward Island 1894–1987 is a new book written and published by Bertha Campbell and edited by the recognized writer Marian Bruce, with printing and cover design by Kwik Kopy Printing in
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Some Upcoming Events

Serena Ryder in Charlottetown

May 3
Homburg Theatre Canadian chart-topper Serena Ryder has been added to the Sobeys LIVE @ the Cen [ ... ]

Classic Albums Live: Hotel California

April 5
Harbourfront Theatre Classic Albums Live returns to Harbourfront Theatre Wednesday, April 5, [ ... ]

North Shore Players: Sinners by Norm Fos...

March 29–April 1
Watermark Theatre The North Shore Players presents Sinners by Norm Foster at the  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Servant of Song

Profile: Jon Rehder by Jane Ledwell Jon Rehder describes himself as a “jack-of-all-trades” mus [ ... ]

eWatch Safe Exchange Zone

Police adopt recommendation from Youth Retention Advisory Board City of Charlottetown Police Servic [ ... ]

Legal community undertakes cultural comp...

The Law Society of P.E.I. is collaborating with the Mi'kmaq community in response to the Truth and R [ ... ]