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Royal Winnipeg Ballet auditions

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional Division’s 2017/18 Audition Tour will be at Island Dance Ac [ ... ]

Donate clothing for Diabetes

Not sure what to do with your old clothing? Donate your reusable clothing and cloth items to Diabete [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: Renée Blanchette

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

MY HEART IS A WHEEL

My heart is a wheel,
or a whale fluke, a snail’s antenna,
a bat cave where a squirrel lives
and an unfurling tape measure.

You are the apostle,
and an angel,
a dewdrop,
a pen and a lighted porch
in the pre-dawn.
Definitely not an empty bucket
or curled leaves on the stair. 

Pain is a jungle panther
looking for prey,
leaving a phosphorous trail,
equatorial
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Exquisite boredom

One Great Thing
by Ann Thurlow

Here is a family on vacation, that’s for sure. The boy strides ahead, the parents in their smart vacation clothes walk hand in hand, stopping to peer into shops. And there, trailing behind, is a girl with her nose in a book. Remember this? Remember the exquisite boredom of a holiday with your folks? When you long for adventure but all they want is to relax? When a
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The Island Magazine Number 81

Spring/Summer 2017

The Island Magazine Number 81, Spring/Summer 2017 is available. Articles in this issue are: Promise and Disappointment: Princetown’s Failure as a County Town by Earle Lockerby; “All Had a Pretty Good Night”: A Teenager’s Diary in 1933/”Tout le monde a passé une belle soirée”: Journal d’une adolescente en 1933 by Georges Arsenault; Come From Away: The Natural History of Lupins on
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A Book of Canadian Hope

During the 21-city national tour in 2015, Watermark Theatre collected thousands of personal hopes for the future in a souvenir book entitled A Book of Canadian Hope. A copy will be placed in the walls of Province House for the government of 2167 to open for our descendants to read. Some excerpts:

“In 150 years, we are going to be talking about love, we are going to be talking about fear….people
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The Communities of Lot 16: 200 Years of Our History

The Communities of Lot 16: 200 Years of Our History
Donna Lyle

The Communities of Lot 16: Two Hundred Years of Our History, is written by Donna Lyle, on behalf of the Lot 16 Seniors History Committee. The new book is 224 pages and features over 200 archival photos, collected by committee members from their own photo albums, and albums of their neighbours. In addition to historical information on the area’s schools, businesses, churches,
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Blood and Stars

Blood and Stars
Jaime Lee Mann

Blood and Stars, the fifth novel in Jaime Lee Mann’s popular Legend of Rhyme series for middle grade readers, launches on September 23 with a book signing at Indigo Charlottetown from 1 to 3 pm.

Several years ago, PEI author Jaime Lee Mann started writing down the bedtime stories she told her daughters when she realized they couldn’t get enough of the tales. Now she is preparing for
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Historic Furniture of Prince Edward Island

Historic Furniture of Prince Edward Island
James W. Macnutt
Photography by Maurice Roy

The Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation has announced the publication of Historic Furniture of Prince Edward Island, the first comprehensive survey of Prince Edward Island historic furniture. Clearly written by James W. Macnutt and beautifully illustrated by Maurice Roy with over 750 color photos, this rich volume describes and analyzes a
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Cod Only Knows

Cod Only Knows
Hilary MacLeod

Author Hilary MacLeod’s Cod Only Knows is the sixth book in The Shores murder mystery series, from Island publisher The Acorn Press. The books are set in a small fishing village in PEI, inspired by Sea View, MacLeod’s summer home for the past 27 years. The series began in 2010 with Revenge of the Lobster Lover. It won a CBC Bookie Award the following year for Best Mystery, and was
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Blue Waiting

Blue Waiting
Sean Wiebe, Celeste Snowber

Blue Waiting is a new collection of poems from Charlottetown poet Sean Wiebe and West Coast poet Celeste Snowber. The poets say that Blue Waiting has been formed through the geography of living. This geography takes shape in the edges of islands, mountains, families, and most of all the terrain of the inner life. In two voices, it explores many issues facing the coasts
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Creative retreat

Creative retreat
Manley Mann Media hosts in Cavendish

Writers, painters, sewers, and creatives of all sorts are invited to a retreat at Cavendish Maples Cottage. Hosted by Manley Mann Media, a local writing and editing firm, the retreat will run from September 29 to October 1. Participants also have the option of arriving on September 28; organized activities begin on Friday evening with a social.

Manley Mann
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Some Upcoming Events

The Trip To Spain

September 23–28
City Cinema 14A, coarse language
Dir: Michael Winterbottom, UK. 108 min. Steve Coog [ ... ]

Acadian Harvest Festival in Rustico

Daily through September 
Farmers' Bank of Rustico and Doucet House  Acadian Harvest Festiv [ ... ]

Literary evening

Bookmark presents Linden MacIntyre and Wayne Johnston at Rodd’s Charlottetown Hotel October 3
Rodd [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Fiddler’s dream

Profile: Gary Chipman by Jane Ledwell "Listening to (Don Messer and his Islanders as a kid, I was  [ ... ]

Chas Mike Pete

Monday Night Concert at Victoria Playhouse Chas, Mike and Pete are old friends getting back togethe [ ... ]

Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ Commem...

The Confederation Centre of the Arts will be commemorating the 2500th showing of Anne of Green Gable [ ... ]