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Veg PEI community vegan potluck

If you are vegan or vegan-curious, you are welcome to join fellow Islanders at Veg PEI’s monthly c [ ... ]

CPF PEI Educator of the Year

Canadian Parents for French—PEI, a network of volunteers which promotes and creates opportunities  [ ... ]

Some Weather We’re Having!

Some Weather We’re Having!
The 2018 PEI weather trivia calendar
UPEI Climate Research Lab

UPEI’s Climate Research Lab has launched the 2018 edition of its PEI weather trivia calendar. Some Weather We’re Having! is available at The Bookmark in the Confederation Court Mall, Murphy’s Pharmacies in the Charlottetown area, or at the UPEI Climate Research Lab on campus.

Co-authored by Don Jardine and Dr. Adam Fenech, the
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A Classical Concert at Carnegie Hall

A Classical Concert at Carnegie Hall
Carl McNally
Illustrated by Duncan Brooks

Carl McNally has self-published a book entitled A Classical Concert at Carnegie Hall. The small book is illustrated by Duncan Brooks. Carl hopes that both children and adults will enjoy this picture book.

This is no ordinary concert. The instruments in the orchestra include violin, banjo, spoons, harp drums, bells, guitar, trombone, clarinet, steel guitar
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A gift of Island poetry: Julie Dennison

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

STORMY WEATHER, GEORGIAN BAY
after F. H. Varley, c. 1920  

You chose this vantage. Run with it: the wind—
from frail and clinging to the rock, to whatsoever
face a rippled world insinuates. Yes, run. Swirl
the cloak of many needles; green it green and,
reeling, ever greener; swing your sweeper to the
far-off, white-capped cohort, curling sage and wily
olive strokes
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The Turnip Tune Up

The Turnip Tune Up
Kathy Birt
Illustrated by Duncan Brooks

The Turnip Tune Up, a children’s book aimed at ages 2 and 5 years, is being launched at the Confederation Centre Library in Charlottetown on February 3 at 2 pm.

With ten books to her credit, including a novel, Island author Kathy Birt says she had no plans to do a children’s book until she read a rhyming poem about the turnip to her writers’ group.
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Writers’ Guild Open Mic Series

Grant Matheson is the featured reader

Grant Matheson will be the featured reader at the PEI Writers’ Guild open mic on February 8 at 7 pm at Receiver Coffee Co., 128 Richmond St, in Charlottetown.

All are welcome to this free event. The first ten writers to sign up may read from their work–poetry or prose–for up to 5 minutes. Following a short break to enjoy some of Receiver Coffee’s delicious
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Playwriting Workshop

Do you have an idea for a play and want to explore new ways to develop your work? PARC PEI is planning the perfect workshop for you. PARC (Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre) is hosting a weekend playwriting workshop, led by New Brunswick theatre sensation Ryan Griffith. Ryan will lead you in exploring the craft of writing for performance. Enrollment is limited so reserve early. Dates and
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Steven Heighton—UPEI Writer-in-Residence

Steven Heighton—UPEI Writer-in-Residence

This winter’s UPEI Writer-in-Residence will be Steven Heighton, award-winning novelist, poet, short-story writer, and essayist. He will give a public reading on February 6 at 7:30 pm in the UPEI Main Building, Faculty Lounge, Charlottetown.

Raised in Toronto and northern Ontario, Heighton travelled and worked in western Canada, Australia, and Asia, studied at Queen’s University, and settled in
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PEI Book Award nominations

Island authors, editors, and book producers are encouraged to apply for a PEI Book Award before January 31.

Sponsored by the province’s Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, the awards are presented every two years to recognize writing excellence in the three categories of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

To be eligible for the awards: a book must have been published in the
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#BeccaToldMeTo

#BeccaToldMeTo
Spreading kindness, one hashtag at a time
Jason Tremere

Riverview, NB teenager Rebecca Schofield was recently named "Newsmaker of the Year" for 2017 as a result of her goodwill, bravery, and poise in the face of adversity. 

At 17, she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in December 2016 and asked friends and family on Facebook to perform acts of kindness in her honour and tag them on
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On Five Dollars A Day

On Five Dollars A Day
An Innocent Abroad in Europe Summer 1965
James W. Macnutt, Q.C.

Austin MacAuley Publishers™ have recently published a novel by James MacNutt entitled On Five Dollars A Day: An Innocent Abroad in Europe Summer 1965.

…”In the mid-1960s there was a concerted effort by governments on both sides of the Atlantic to encourage international students to travel around Europe. It was deemed a matter of great
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Some Upcoming Events

PEI Junior Honours Choir 6th Annual Conc...

March 16
Park Royal Church On March 16, The PEI Junior Honours Choir will present its 6th Annual Con [ ... ]

Legends

April 27
Harbourfront Theatre Paquette Productions Presents: Legends Show featuring Elvis Presley (P [ ... ]

H’Sao from Chad

African a capella group comes to The Mack February 21
The Mack Montréal-based band from Chad, H’ [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

School Break

Profile: Nikkie Gallant by Jane Ledwell Nikkie Gallant had been out of school for ten years when s [ ... ]

PEI Book Award nominations

Island authors, editors, and book producers are encouraged to apply for a PEI Book Award before Janu [ ... ]

New leadership

Small Halls Inc. celebrates 10th anniversary  Small Halls Inc., the well-known arts organizati [ ... ]