Prince Edward Island

Michael Crummey at Winter’s Tales Author Reading Series UPEI

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Newfoundland & Labrador author Michael Crummey, who was recently nominated for the Governor General’s 2014 Literary Award for fiction, will be reading from his new novel Sweetland at the Confed Centre Gallery of Art on Nov. 27. This free event is hosted by UPEI’s English Dept, and supported by the CCA and CCAG. About the author: Michael Crummey was born in Buchans, a mining town in the interior…

Fierce Ink Press Supports Kids Help Phone with the Release of Becoming Fierce Anthology

Fierce Ink Press Supports Kids Help Phone with the Release of Becoming Fierce Anthology

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Becoming Fierce: Teen Stories IRL, a collection of creative non-fiction pieces written by Atlantic Canadian authors, releases on September 23. Twenty per cent of proceeds of sales go to Kids Help Phone, chosen by Canadian author Susin Nielsen, who contributed the foreword. “I’m very honoured that I was asked to write the foreword for this wonderful and important anthology of creative non-fiction shorts” says Nielsen. “Becoming…

Writing Duffy on a deadline

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Seasoned journalist Dan Leger knew writing a book about a PEI senator’s troubles in under five months would be a challenge. What he didn’t anticipate was how fast the story would grow The proposal was unexpected but straightforward: write a book of at least 50,000 words on the career of PEI Senator Mike Duffy and his entanglement in the Senate expense scandal. The deadline was another…