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Life in the cove

Life in the cove
Profile: JoDee Samuelson

by Jane Ledwell

“Would you like a column about living in the country?” JoDee Samuelson asked The Buzz in 2010. Since her first “Cove Journal” column in October 2010, the award-winning maker of animated films has captured the movement of rural PEI in monthly stills. This month, the collected articles and accompanying illustrations will be published as a book by Island
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The Cove Journal

The Cove Journal

JoDee Samuelson

Life on the Island’s South Shore

South Shore resident JoDee Samuelson is no stranger to the pages of The Buzz. For the last eight years, she has been contributing a monthly column that chronicles the soft edges of rural life on Prince Edward Island. Published by Island Studies Press, The Cove Journal gathers seven years of her writing and original illustrations into a
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A gift of Island poetry: J. J. Steinfeld

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

There Are Questions I Would Like to Ask

How can you imagine gunfire and poetry
in one line
a longish rather awkward line.
This is not a question
merely an observation
under duress
and a desire to admit
any of a hundred
fantastical sins
and errors in judgement.

There are questions
I would like to ask
such as what is the nature of love
and lovelessness
in the face of conflicts
and
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Bookstore makeover

Bookstore makeover
Way Up West

by Jan Cox

“I am for books,” declares Nancy Quinn, new owner of Seaside Books (formerly Avonlea Bookstore) in Summerside. You know that the moment you enter into her book world. At the time of this interview, Nancy had owned the bookstore for 33 days. She bought the shop containing between 15 and 20,000 books September 1. With a sparkling, welcoming smile she beams, “This is what I get
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Leonard’s Flat

Leonard’s Flat
Steven Mayoff

Leonard’s Flat is Steven Mayoff’s new chapbook, an ekphrastic cycle of 10 linked poems based on 10 paintings by his uncle, Len Fligel. As a teenager, Len studied at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art with Group of Seven member, Arthur Lismer. He later travelled to Alaska and Mexico, and studied in Italy. He settled down in Scotland, where he painted and taught at a variety of schools.
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Crossing Troubled Waters

Crossing Troubled Waters
Edited by Colleen MacQuarrie, Fiona Bloomer, Claire Pierson, and Shannon Stettner

Abortion in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Prince Edward Island

Crossing Troubled Waters shines a light on two islands—Ireland (north and south) and Prince Edward Island, Canada—and considers for each island, the nature of the discourse of abortion on the island, the impact that restrictions have had, ongoing efforts
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A Visit to the Kafka Café

A Visit to the Kafka Café
J. J. Steinfeld

Fiction writer, poet, and playwright J. J. Steinfeld’s latest book, A Visit to the Kafka Café, has been recently published by Ekstasis Editions. The 110 poems are both a dialogue with and a questioning of the human condition as they hover between what the author sees as the absurd and the existential elements of life, making their way through the worldly and otherworldly aspects of
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Polar Bears and Penquins

Polar Bears and Penquins
Kevin Craig (author), Susan Stevenson (author), Carl Gould (contributor)

Polar Bears and Penquins, by Kevin Craig, Susan Stevenson, with contributions from Carl Gould, is available at Bookmark in Charlottetown.

Polar bears and penguins survive and sometimes thrive in similar climates, yet are not even aware of each other’s existence. Sound familiar to people in your organization? This book
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“We will remember them”

“We will remember them”
Stratford Heritage Committee

Stratford Heroes of the First World War

The town of Stratford is marking the centenary of the end of the First World War with a book honouring the lives of a number of its veterans from the Great War. The launch of “We will remember them”: Stratford Heroes of the First World War will take place November 7 at 7 pm at the Stratford town hall. The event is open to the
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Silver Bells

Silver Bells
Margaret A. Westlie

Prince Edward Island author Margaret A. Westlie announces that the launch of her latest novel, Silver Bells, will take place at 2 pm on November 10, at the Montague Rotary Library.

Westlie is well known locally as the author of novels set on Prince Edward Island: her four Scottish Pioneers novels (Mattie’s Story, Anna’s Secret, An Irregular Marriage and The Back Settlement)
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