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Island Fringe Festival: Call for Volunte...

The Island Fringe Festival is looking for volunteers of all ages to help out with this year’s fest [ ... ]

Lady Singers of the Century

The Lady Singers of the Century are back for another year of music and have been asked to perform th [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

Fragments from between Thought and Word 5

We still sit in stillness;
In those moments when
The crickets stopped

And there was only the soft,
Hesitant sound of the tide
Against the river.

—John MacKenzie. Shaken by Physics. Polestar, 2002.

PEI poet laureate Deirdre Kessler selects a poem a month by an Island poet for readers of The Buzz.

The MacLeods of Prince Edward Island

Harold S. MacLeod

Selkirk Stories, a Prince Edward Island publishing house, announces the publication of a revised edition of The MacLeods of Prince Edward Island by Harold S. MacLeod (1927-2014). The MacLeods of Prince Edward Island was last printed in 1996 and is now difficult to acquire. This new, revised edition is based on computer files left behind after the author’s death and reflects the
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Minegoo Mniku

Minegoo Mniku
The Mi'kmaq Creation Story of Prince Edward Island 
Sandra Dodge
Georgina Francis (translation)

Acorn Press is launching its first bilingual book — in English and Mi'kmaq.

Minegoo Mniku is the Mi'kmaq creation story of Prince Edward Island. This classic story is retold and illustrated by Sandra Dodge and translated into Mi'kmaq by Georgina Francis. It tells that story of a long time ago, when
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WHY

WHY
Corey Poirier

Atlantic Canada based speaker and author Corey Poirier has released his 13th book. Based on his research into the power of learning one’s why, the new book, aptly titled WHY, is rooted in thousands of hours of personal interviews with some of the world’s top leaders. It also includes bonus insight from almost 150 thought leaders, and it’s free.

Of the book, Poirier says, “I didn’t
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Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles

Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles
Anne McDonald

Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles, by Anne McDonald, has just been released by Dundurn Press. A launch will be held August 12 at 2 pm with the Bookmark at Confederation Centre of the Arts Library in Charlottetown.

Miss Confederation chronicles a young unmarried woman’s experiences in the social whirlwind of Confederation. A unique historical document, her diary is now
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A gift of Island poetry: Yvette Doucette

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

Tulips (a week after)

She had put tulips on the table
serrated edges, lacy cups
a shade of red toward vermillion.

I step closer, peek into the silky petals,
the stamens inky powder smudged
mascara-after-tears into each centre.

Underneath this black dress my skin prickles
as though I might suddenly see her standing near.
How curious not one bright petal has fallen.

The window
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Unpacked: From PEI to Palawan

Unpacked: From PEI to Palawan
Mo Duffy Cobb

Unpacked: From PEI to Palawan, a memoir by Mo Duffy Cobb, has been recently published by Pottersfield Press. The book is a travel memoir of a young family, brokenhearted and hungry for change, that take off on an around the world journey of love and redemption. The launch will be held at 7 pm on June 22 at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown. Special
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RED—The Island Storybook

RED—The Island Storybook

RED is back with a brand new batch of your Island stories. Volume 14 will be hitting stores all over PEI the first week of June. As usual, RED offers an abundance of Island tales including Margie Carmichael’s recounting of an Urban Carmichael prank at the expense of a group of teenage hitch-hikers. RED regular Sylvia Poirier spins a lighthearted story of her first
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Double Book Launch

Double Book Launch

The Slip by Mark Sampson
So Much Love by Rebecca Rosenblum

Husband and wife authors Mark Sampson and Rebecca Rosenblum will launch their new novels at the Confederation Centre Public Library in Charlottetown on June 29 at 6:30 pm. All are welcome.

Born and raised on PEI, Mark Sampson has just published his third novel, The Slip, with Dundurn Press. The book has already received advance praise from
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Lead Like a Superhero

Lead Like a Superhero
What Pop Culture Icons Can Teach Us About Impactful Leadership
Sebastien Richard

Sebastien Richard has released his second new nonfiction book, Lead Like a Superhero—What Pop Culture Icons Can Teach Us About Impactful Leadership. It’s published by Morgan James Publishing N.Y.

Sebastien Richard was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1974. He is a John Maxwell Team Certified Speaker, Coach, Trainer
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Some Upcoming Events

Coro Dolce concerts

Choral music in S’side, Bonshaw, Montague and Charlottetown July 23 & 30
Various locations&nbs [ ... ]

Churchill

July 21–25
City Cinema PG, mature theme, sexual content, language may offend
Dir: Jonathan Teplitzk [ ... ]

Country Legends with Nudie

Nudie’s summer music series at Harmony House Saturdays until August 26
Harmony House Island cou [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Best medicine

Profile: Raymond Arsenault by Jane Ledwell "I really believe that saying, ‘Laughter is the best  [ ... ]

Building Brighter Futures Campaign

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services (PEI FVPS) launched a Building Brighter Futures Campaign ear [ ... ]

Libraries end overdue fines for children...

Island families will no longer have to pay fines on overdue children’s materials beginning June 1. [ ... ]