PEI POET OF THE OIL PATCH – JUNE 5

Winter’s Tales Author Reading Series Contact: Dr. Richard Lemm – 566-0389, rlemm@upei.ca  PEI’s newest published poet, Mathew Henderson, will launch his first book, The Lease, on Wednesday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building. His reading is sponsored by the UPEI English Department with support from The Canada Council for…

MINISTER PROCLAIMS FAMILY LITERACY DAY IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI — Parents and children of all ages are encouraged to spend time learning and reading together on Family Literacy Day and throughout the year, says Education and Early Childhood Development Minister, Alan McIsaac. “Reading with your children is a fun and rewarding way to spend time together as a family and it encourages…

(PEI) PROVINCE TO OFFER SUPPORT FOR PUBLISHERS

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI — The Prince Edward Island government is developing a new funding program to assist publishers of Island books, says Tourism and Culture Minister Robert Vessey. The minister met with representatives of the publishing industry earlier this week. “I was very impressed with the important role this group plays in providing individuals and organizations…

Cultural Capital of Canada Film and Interactive Digital Media Program to produce 5 new works

(Charlottetown, March 10th 2011) As part of Charlottetown’s 2011 Cultural Capital of Canada Designation, the Island Media Arts Coop (IMAC), Island Film Factory (IFF), and Interactive Media Alliance (IMA) are partnering to help in the creation of 5 new short film and interactive digital media works byIsland producers.  These works will become lasting documents of Charlottetown’s cultural identity. …

A NIGHT IN TASMANIA

Island author and UPEI professor Richard Lemm will give a presentation on his recent stay in Tasmania as writer-in-residence. His residency was part of the annual PEI-Tasmania writer-in-residence exchange. His talk, in the UPEI Faculty Lounge on Tuesday evening, January 26 (Australia Day!) at 7:30, will include a slide-show and poems written while in Tasmania….