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Mussels for the QEH

The 7th annual Mussels for the QEH will take place from 10 am–2 pm on May 27 in the Canadian Tire  [ ... ]

Clyde River Pageant

Workshops open for participants in summer event The River Clyde Pageant returns to the riverbanks o [ ... ]

Finding Forgiveness

Finding Forgiveness
Adrian Smith

Finding Forgiveness, a memoir by Adrian Smith, has been recently published by Acorn Press.

Adrian Smith was raised in what seemed to be a very traditional, Roman Catholic upbringing. His father, Adrian Smith Sr, was very religious. He had studied to be a priest and left the seminary only 6 months before his ordination. After he left the seminary, Adrian Sr then worked for 30 years as
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Mary: A Story of Young Mary Prince

Mary: A Story of Young Mary Prince
Margot Maddison-MacFadyen
Illustrations: Yvonne Soper

Bermuda-born Mary Prince is the first known black woman to tell her enslavement story and to have it written down. Her story, The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave, Related by Herself, was first published in the United Kingdom in 1831. Mary: A Story of Young Mary Prince, an illustrated historical fiction novella for Junior-aged
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Fifty Plus Memories: Conversations About The Past

Fifty Plus Memories: Conversations About The Past
Various contributors

Fifty plus Memories: Conversations About the Past has been published by Wood Islands Prints. It is a newly released collection of short stories and first-hand recollections of times 50 or more years ago. Contributions are from some 25 individuals—a majority seniors in the Montague 50+ club.

A good half of the pieces are transcriptions of conversations where individuals in
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Ban the Automobile: Instrument of Death

Ban the Automobile: Instrument of Death
Rudy Croken

In the early part of the twentieth century Prince Edward Island earned itself distinction of a dubious nature in the history of the automobile and transportation in Canada, and indeed the civilized world. Why would the Island turn its back on what many consider the defining invention of the twentieth century, the automobile? 

Ban the Automobile: Instrument of Death is a 240-page
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Jumpin’ Jack Proude

Jumpin’ Jack Proude

My Memories, My Life, Beating the Odds and Still Having Fun!
Jack Proude with assistance from John Chute

Jumpin' Jack Proude: My Memories, My Life, Beating the Odds and still having fun! is the title of a book recently published about one of PEI’s most notable (and colourful) business men, Jack Proude. Jack’s friend John Chute assisted with the writing of the memoir.

Jumpin’ Jack Proude is
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Fear from a Small Place

Fear from a Small Place
Writers from Canada’s Smallest Province Unleash Their Greatest Fears
Various contributors
Edited by Dave Stewart 

From Prince Edward Island, home of Anne of Green Gables, idyllic scenery, and summertime getaways, comes a book with a different perspective. Fear from a Small Place: Writers from Canada’s Smallest Province Unleash Their Greatest Fears will launch in the lobby of The Great George,
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Sudden and Absolute Stranger

Sudden and Absolute Stranger
David Helwig

Join Bookmark, Charlottetown’s locally owned independent bookstore, and poet David Helwig on May 2 at 7 pm at The Queue, located at 70 Grafton Street, Charlottetown, for an enlightening evening of poetry.

David Helwig is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, essays, and autobiography. He will be reading from his latest collection, Sudden and Absolute Stranger, which
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One Book, One Island

One Book, One Island
This year’s book is Ru by Kim Thúy.

This year’s PEI One Book One Island book, being read across PEI, is Ru by Kim Thúy. Ru is story of a Vietnamese girl and her journey to a new life in Quebec. You can meet Kim Thúy May 2 at 7 pm at Summerside Rotary Library, Summerside.

Born in Saigon in 1968, Kim Thúy left Vietman with the boat people at the age of ten and settled with her family in Quebec. A
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More Buzz colour

More Buzz colour
TC Transcontinental upgrades its Borden press

The Buzz is printed by the TC Transcontinental Print Division at their plant in Borden, PEI. Plant manager Bruce MacDougall recently informed us of a new printing equipment installation which would offer more colour options to The Buzz.

This is how the management described the upgrade—”The new colour tower at the TC Transcontinental Borden printing
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Island Studies Press book finalist

Island Studies Press book finalist
New London: The Lost Dream by John Cousins in the running for Atlantic Book Award

New London: The Lost Dream by John Cousins is shortlisted for an Atlantic historical writing award, to be chosen May 18 in Halifax as part of the Atlantic Book Awards Annual Gala. New London: The Lost Dream is published by Island Studies Press at UPEI and is available at PEI bookstores.

The book tells the story of
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Let our Spirits Soar

Choral concert with Halifax Camerata Singers and Sirens May 27
Park Royal United Church  The H [ ... ]

After The Storm

May 12–16
City Cinema PG, mature theme. Dir:  Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan, 117 min. Hiroshi  [ ... ]

Author & Illustrator Festival 2017

April 29
Murphy's Community Centre The Author & Illustrator Festival 2017 will be held April 29  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Resistance fighter

Profile: Kathleen Hamilton by Jane Ledwell Contrivances and secrets—lies—they cause a lot [ ... ]

A Passion for Nature

Thérèse D'Amour exhibit opening at Gallery 18 Gallery 18 in New London has announced an exhibitio [ ... ]

HC students pass Emerit tour guide exam

Three students enrolled in Holland College’s Tourism and Travel Management program have successful [ ... ]