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NEXT150 for young leaders

Young emerging leaders in Atlantic Canada are invited to participate in NEXT150 Atlantic Canada Conf [ ... ]

Annual Women’s Retreat

The 33rd Annual Women’s Retreat will be held October 20–22 at Mill River Experience (Rodd Mill R [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: Lobie Daughton

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

AVIAN TAO

Slowly I move my gaze
to see the hummingbird.
Glimpse just the flash
of my impatience.
Emerald-streaked thin air.
A nodding blossom
emptied of its nectar.

—Lobie Daughton. Country Matters. Saturday Morning Chapbooks, Fourth Series, No. 3, 2014.

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

A Book of Canadian Hope/ Un livre d’espoir canadien

At sunrise on July 1, 2017, A Book of Canadian Hope/ Un livre d’espoir canadien was presented to the Premier of Prince Edward Island in Province House with a request that it be sealed in the building and be opened on that day in 2167. The book arrived by canoe carried by Mi’kmaq Legend leader, Julie Pelletier-Lush.

A Book of Canadian Hope/Un livre d’espoir canadien completes a project created by
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On Love's Gentle Shore

On Love's Gentle Shore
Liz Johnson

Baker Book House, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christianbook.com

On Love’s Gentle Shore, the final novel in the Prince Edward Island Dreams series by Liz Johnson, has been published.

Natalie O’Ryan had no plans to return to Prince Edward Island. But when her fiancé books their wedding in her hometown and schedules a summer at Rose’s Red Door Inn, she sets out to plan the perfect
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World Harness Racing

World Harness Racing

Retromedia Publishing of PEI is releasing World Harness Racing, a book dedicated to the harness racing industry worldwide—its great people and its wonderful horses.

Just over a year ago, a letter was sent out to the harness racing governing bodies of 20 countries from five continents asking them for a short review of their harness racing history and the biographies of three of their favourite
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Lucky Duck Cola

Lucky Duck Cola
Stephen Puiia

Lucky Duck Cola is a surreal, dystopian satire written by Stephen Puiia and published recently by Solstice Publishing.

Humania is in danger. Cola mogul, Joe Tornado and General Lenis Meanest are in control and want to kick someone’s butt. Their target is the most disempowered, ugly and stinky group in Hover City—the Humaniacs. One Humaniac, Pooya, stands a chance to stop them. Lucky
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Castles in the Sand

Castles in the Sand
Susan Rodgers

Summerside author Susan Rodgers has released a new novel, Castles in the Sand.

Are you looking for the perfect beach read to tuck into your beach bag? Well, how about taking along a love story that’s set right here on little ole’ Prince Edward Island’s north shore?

The three of them were in the photo; standing prominently in front of their tanned bodies was a newly built sandcastle,
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After Many Years: Twenty-one “Long-Lost” Stories by L. M. Montgomery

After Many Years: Twenty-one “Long-Lost” Stories by L. M. Montgomery
Carolyn Strom Collins & Christy Woster editors

Although best known for creating the spirited Anne Shirley, L. M. Montgomery had a thriving writing career that included several novels and more than five hundred poems and stories.

A new collection, After Many Years: Twenty-one “Long-Lost” Stories by L. M. Montgomery, brings together rare pieces originally published between 1900 and 1939 that
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Meet Me at Green Gables | Rideau rouge et pignons verts

Meet Me at Green Gables | Rideau rouge et pignons verts
Michel Bourque
Illustrator Jean-Luc Trudel

Meet Me at Green Gables and Rideau rouge et pignons verts, published by Bouton d’or Acadie, was recently launched in Studio 1 at Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. Written by Michel Bourque and illustrated by Jean-Luc Trudel, the two children’s books—one publication in English and one in French—tell the story of Gracie Finley and Glenda
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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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Some Upcoming Events

Gretzky is Everywhere

Image by Andy Warhol at Confederation Centre Gallery Until September 24
Confederation Centre Art Gal [ ... ]

Barenaked Ladies at Confed

October 16
Homburg Theatre Barenaked Ladies are bringing their Canada ONE-FIVE-0H Fall tou [ ... ]

Warhol image on display

Until September 24
Confederation Centre Art Gallery Andy Warhol and Wayne Gretzky — while not natu [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Grit and grace

Profile: Tara MacLean by Jane Ledwell Tara MacLean-Grand’s grandmother always told her: one day, [ ... ]

Cloggeroo

Island Folk Festival back for its 4th year Cloggeroo is back for its 4th annual Island Folk Festiva [ ... ]

Fiddler’s dream

Profile: Gary Chipman by Jane Ledwell "Listening to (Don Messer and his Islanders as a kid, I was  [ ... ]