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Hockey Tournament

The 14th anniversary of the George Trainor Holiday Classic hockey tournament will take place in Char [ ... ]

Opportunity for women actors

ACT to produce 12 Angry Women in spring of 2019 Next spring ACT will be staging 12 Angry Women, whi [ ... ]

Deep Water Pearls: A Collection of Women’s Memoir

Deep Water Pearls: A Collection of Women’s Memoir
Edited by Kathleen Hamilton

Deep Water Pearls, an anthology of women’s memoirs, has been published by Acorn Press. Thirteen writers, guided by memoir coach and editor Kathleen Hamilton, reveal the most intimate turning points in their lives, memories deeply charged with meaning, moments after which their lives were never the same.

The stories are diverse: we meet a PEI farm girl exploring her
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A gift of Island poetry: Judy Gaudet

Curated by Deidre Kessler

Anticipation

Outside my window the world is hovering
on hummingbird wings beating such a quick time
it’s as if it’s standing still, holding its breath
until it lets go and roars and batters through
this still scene with snow flying and winds baffling
the house, the garden disappearing in a blind
whirling robe of white fire. The geranium, the begonia,
David and Star and I stand
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Two new books by Clint Morrison

Two new books by Clint Morrison
CAPTAIN: A Brief Biography of Captain E.R “Ben” Pike (1921-2016)
Soul Fire: Poetic Cries of a Baby Boomer

On November 3, Island writer, J. Clinton Morrison, launched two new books at Lefurgey Cultural Centre, Summerside. The first book, entitled CAPTAIN: A Brief Biography of Captain E.R. “Ben” Pike (1921-2016), Summerside, P.E.I. (51 pages, staple-bound), was written in memory of a good
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From Time to Time an Egg

From Time to Time an Egg
John H. Brehaut

A young man’s agonizing decision to leave the family farm, the mysterious death of two healthy young men on the Northumberland Strait, a village paralyzed by fear during an epidemic and the shattering of an idyllic Christmas Eve by economic reality are four of the short stories con-tained in John Brehaut’s new book, From Time to Time an Egg.

Named for a suggestion in a
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BIS seeks volunteers, books

The Benevolent Irish Society Library Committee is hoping to have their Library operational early in the new year. The Committee is looking for more volunteers to help with supervising the Library. If you have an afternoon once a month (or more) they would like to hear from you. The Committee is also looking for more book donations. Currently the Library has about 1500 books but has room for two or
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This Time It’s Forever

This Time It’s Forever
Jessica Eissfeldt

Intrigued and inspired by the real events of November 17, 1775, when two of General George Washington’s privateers stole the Great Seal of PEI, local novelist Jessica Eissfeldt knew she had enough historical facts to create a piece of fiction that intertwined colorful legends and romantic history. The tale unfolds in This Time It’s Forever, the first book in Eissfeldt’s Prince
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In Their Own Words: Three Maritimers Experience The Great War

In Their Own Words: Three Maritimers Experience The Great War
Edited by Ross Hebb

What was the First World War really like for Maritimers overseas? In Their Own Words, edited by Ross Hebb, contains the letters home of three Maritimers with distinct wartime experiences: a front-line soldier from Nova Scotia, a nurse from New Brunswick, and a conscripted fisherman from Prince Edward Island. Up until now, these complete sets of handwritten letters have remained
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Forbie

Forbie
Gary MacDougall

On November 28, Retromedia Publishing released its 16th book—Forbie by Gary MacDougall.

Forbie is a book about a boy who dreamed about fire on water and then turned that dream into fire on ice when he joined the National Hockey League. It’s about elations, disappointments, controversial career moments and some “doggone” good opportunities, a very famous mad melee, Forbes Taylor
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Flax Americana

Flax Americana  Dr. Joshua MacFadyen

A new book by Dr. Joshua MacFadyen, an associate professor in the Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture program in the Faculty of Arts at UPEI, examines the story of flax, a plant that went in a few decades from a specialty crop to one of the most commercially important farming products in a rapidly industrializing North America. Flax Americana: A History of the Fibre
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Pardon Me, What Did You Say?

Pardon Me, What Did You Say?
PEI Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

Pardon Me, What Did You Say? A guide to navigating in the hard of hearing world has been published by the PEI Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA). The booklet contains personal stories by CHHA PEI members and many practical suggestions and tips for facilitating communication in a wide variety of settings. Illustrations
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Downstreet Dance

Dance studio teams up with Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble December 16
Downstreet Dance Studio  Th [ ... ]

Eptek Lunchtime Films

December 20
Eptek Centre  The Friends of Eptek Centre’s Lunchtime Films are screened each Thu [ ... ]

Bach Magnificat

December 21
St. Dunstan's Basilica St. Dunstan’s Basilica in Charlottetown invites all to their an [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

9th UPEI Chancellor

Honourable Catherine Callbeck installed The Honourable Catherine Callbeck has been installed as the [ ... ]

18th Music PEI Week and Awards

Credit Unions of PEI returns as sponsor for events in January Music PEI has announced the return of [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: J. J. Steinfeld

Curated by Deirdre Kessler There Are Questions I Would Like to Ask How can you imagine gunfire and [ ... ]