Volume 11 of Red Magazine – The Island Storybook, edited by David Weale, highlights Island life and culture.
Thirty-three: that’s how many authors it took to produce this latest issue of RED magazine.
Some of them, like Reg Porter, Gary Evans, Jenny MacDougall and Ed MacDonald will be familiar to readers, but in addition to the ‘veterans’ there are eleven first-timers, including the following: Christopher Thompson, born and raised in Japan who visits the Island every summer, and explores the Anne/Japan phenomenon; Roger Gordon, former Dean of Science at UPEI who shares, with good humour, a recent ‘senior’ moment; and a touching account by Clarisse Gallant (deceased) from Souris that recalls a powerful Christmas experience in 1917.
Other essays include: an account by David Weale about an Island woman who killed all six of her children but was remembered by many as a sweet woman; one by Dale Small about a notorious poacher of his acquaintance from Lennox Island; one by David Bulger about an exciting episode at St. Dunstan’s University he calls the “Great Pants Rebellion of 1968”; and one by Sarah MacInnis-Walsh about the day she walked through a long-shut door on “the Corner” that became an entrance to her past.
In addition, our own Chef Michael Smith, the most popular author of cookbooks in the country, returns with another of his favourite recipes, this one for how to get the most flavour out of your Christmas turkey. And readers will get to look at a never-before-seen photograph of the famous dirigible, the Hindenburg, flying over central PEI in 1935.
This issue also contains the announcement that a special issue of RED magazine, called FOX, the Island Storybook for Kits, will also be available in Island bookstores this fall.