David Weale

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David Weale

Professor. Taught social/folk history for thirty years at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Author. Has written more than a dozen books, including four for children. Several of these are best-sellers and one, Them Times, has sold more copies (20,000) than any other non-fiction work by a Prince Edward Islander. The True Meaning of Crumbfest, for children, has sold more than 17,000 copies, and was awarded the Brimer award for the best children’s book in Atlantic Canada (2001). Subsequently it was made into an animated Christmas special that is shown in more than twenty-five countries around the world every December. Further, a number of his essays and short stories have been included in compilation volumes by publishers such as Whitecap, Goose Lane, Nimbus, Penguin and Viking.

Performer and Storyteller. Wrote, and performed as storyteller, in three stage shows, including the very popular A Long Way From The Road which routinely played to sold-out audiences over a five-year run.

Media. Hosted a storytelling segment on CBC radio for three years, and on CBC TV for one year. Has a daily feature in the Charlottetown Guardian called Overheard on the Island which is entering its sixth year. Has appeared on many national radio and TV programs including Man Alive, Vicki Gabereau, Tapestry, Cross Country Check-Up and Ideas.

Publishing. In 2010, David launched a magazine called RED, a magazine of stories by and about Islanders.

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