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Summerside Arts Festival

New name and new project for annual arts event Summerside’s Arts in Motion—Chautauqua Festival  [ ... ]

Stiltwalking workshop

Learn to walk on stilts and be part the 2018 River Clyde Pageant as a stilt performer. This workshop [ ... ]

Poetry City

The City of Charlottetown will participate in the Canada-wide Poetry City initiative during April’s monthly Council meeting on Monday, April 9 in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Poetry City is an annual celebration of poetry facilitated by mayors and city councils all across Canada. The event was created to bring poetry into public spaces in the months of March or April. It is designed to
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Playwriting workshop

The Electric Eclectic—A Playwriting Workshop runs June 16–23 at The Mill in New Glasgow with Michael Geither. Explore scenes and plays that start from characters, structures, images, places, photos, collage, sound, transgression, and the freedom of writing without purpose. Read scenes that inform our ways of thinking and writing, spend in-class time writing and workshoping results. For new to
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UPEI workshop

UPEI workshop
The Insider’s Guide to Writing and Publishing for Young Readers

The University of Prince Edward Island once again joins Humber College to present The Insider’s Guide to Writing and Publishing for Young Readers, a workshop for writers of children’s and young adult literature. 

No matter what stage of writing you’re at—from concept to first draft or beyond—this workshop offers the inside scoop
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UPEI book on Owen Connolly is PEI’s Publication of the Year

UPEI book on Owen Connolly is PEI’s Publication of the Year

The book Owen Connolly: The Making of a Legacy was named PEI’s Publication of the Year at the annual PEI Museum and Heritage Awards ceremony held in Summerside earlier this spring. The book tells the rags-to-riches story of Irish immigrant Owen Connolly.

Upon his death in 1887, Owen Connolly was one of the wealthiest men on Prince Edward Island, and he dedicated his fortune to bursaries for young
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A Devil Named Hernandez

A Devil Named Hernandez
Mima

The Canadian author known as Mima recently published her ninth book, A Devil Named Hernandez, sequel to The Devil is Smooth Like Honey.

In the novel Jorge Hernandez is muscling in on the Canadian marijuana industry, unleashing the same savagery that made him a big player in the Mexican drug cartel. Whether it’s controlling politicians and government officials or using intimidation and
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RED

RED

The Island Storybook
March edition

RED: The Island Storybook will now be published quarterly—mid-March, early July, early November.

The March edition introduces a new feature called Keepsake which will feature a portrait of an Island senior holding a cherished keepsake, along with the story of why that object is precious to them. The first Islander in the series is well-known heritage activist
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Redness

Redness
Richard Neftin

Author Richard Neftin has self-published a new book of poetry titled Redness. He says that the red signifies “blood”—the bloodshed throughout history, personal ancestry, and the call of the wild. It is, explains Neftin, “a colour donated by flesh to enrich the soil…a naked, raw colour.” It is, like poetry, a body turned inside-out, in order to shed light on a subject, and reveal
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A History of Mount Stewart: Illustrated & expanded Edition

A History of Mount Stewart: Illustrated & expanded Edition
Franklin L. Pigot

The Hillsborough River Association has announced that the second print run of A History of Mount Stewart: Illustrated & expanded Edition has arrived. The Association launched its first print run of 500 copies on November 19. By January only a handful of copies were left. With the permission of the Pigot family to reprint a second run, the Association commissioned the printing
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A learned man

A learned man
John William Smith—August 10, 1927–March 16, 2018

John William Smith was born in Toronto in 1927 to middle-aged parents, both of whom had immigrated to Canada from England around 1910. He was an only child; his childhood was solitary, but happy. He made meticulous model airplanes and boats that he carved out of balsa wood. John was highly intelligent and won all the awards in all the grades all
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A gift of Island poetry: John Smith

SIGNS OF LIFE ARE

Signs of life are everywhere. The garden
won’t stop growing. When we turned our backs, moss,
heather, thyme, violets, forget-me-nots, and strawberries
took over. As gardeners, they’ve proved among the best.

The text goes on repeating itself: the walls
are made of it. The dead were the designated
auditors, but since we’ve ceased to believe in them,
it’s become a way of life for the
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Some Upcoming Events

Author reading: Steve Luttrell

May 25 at 7:30 pm
UPEI Faculty Lounge Steve Luttrell is an internationally-recognized poet and a for [ ... ]

Rock-a-palooza

PEI Schools of Rock Showcase 2018 May 5
Murphy Community Centre The Rock-a-palooza: PEI Schools of  [ ... ]

Here’s to 40 at The Guild

May 26 & June 6
The Guild Here’s to 40, a one woman show, will be presented May 26 and June 6  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Mission accomplished

Local hip-hop scene showcased at Bon Voyage EP release party Submitted by Tyler Knockwood A huge t [ ... ]

Rainbow Valley auditions

ACT: A Community Theatre will be hosting auditions for it's upcoming production of Rainbow Valley, a [ ... ]

ZZ TOP in Summerside

ZZ TOP are bringing The Tonnage Tour to Credit Union Place in Summerside on August 14.  Billy  [ ... ]