Volume 19 of Red Magazine – The Island Storybook, edited by David Weale, highlights Island life and culture.
Well REDheads, it has been a long ol’ winter, but spring crocuses and the smell of RED earth are just around the corner, and to help you get through the last leg of winter, we’ve got some reading material for you. RED number 19 is hot off the press, and full of Island tales to warm your cynical winter spirits. We hope you enjoy, as always, it’s a pleasure putting it together for you.
In volume 19 you’ll find many of our regular contributors are still at it. George Arsenault is onboard with another in his “Shutter Stories” series. Dale Small is in there with his story “The Flash”, from his Summerside childhood. Convent Girl, Sylvia Poirier is back with a tale of her adventures as a nursing student aboard the H.M.C.S Queen Charlotte in her piece “Ordinary Wrens”. Buttressing the back end of RED since day one is Ed MacDonald with another of his lovely lyrical poems, “Skating at Night”.
And as usual, we’ve got some newcomers involved. Jill MacIntyre makes an appearance on our REDitorial page with her thoughtful and timely essay, “The Dangers of Monocropping”. We’re pleased to introduce you to Willie Bevan, who shares his story, “Winter Road”, of a forgotten old road in Fort Augustus and some of the local characters who helped him understand its place in the community.
We’ve got Rick Hancox telling a humorous tale of being banned from a well-known Charlottetown dance club in his story, “I Was Banned from the Rollaway”.
Be sure to check out our feature interview with Morrell native and assistant coach of the Boston Celtics, Scott Morrison.
There’s all of this and lots more, go grab a copy and see for yourself. Keep the stories coming REDheads, till next time.