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Brain Injury Support Meetings

If you or someone you know is a brain injury survivor then Brain Injury Support Meetings are for you [ ... ]

Third Thursdays

Third Thursdays is an opportunity to network with members of creative industries, meet Innovation PE [ ... ]

Pardon Me, What Did You Say?

Pardon Me, What Did You Say?
PEI Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

Pardon Me, What Did You Say? A guide to navigating in the hard of hearing world has been published by the PEI Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA). The booklet contains personal stories by CHHA PEI members and many practical suggestions and tips for facilitating communication in a wide variety of settings. Illustrations
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RED#18

RED#18

RED (number 18), due out in November, has marked the 100 year anniversary of the end of the first World War with an old WW1 photo on the front cover. Inside you’ll find several war-time stories, including “War Veterans That I Knew” by Kevin MacLeod, and “Dear Victor” by David Weale.

First time RED contributor, Airson MacDonald, tells about his experiences being born premature in “The One Pound
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For David Helwig

By Hugh MacDonald  

David Helwig died October 16 at King’s County Memorial Hospital in Montague surrounded by family, close friends, and his dog, Star. David spent the final chapter of his brilliant and productive life happily here on Prince Edward Island.

In April 1996 he left behind a huge legacy of literary and other artistic accomplishments in his native Ontario and moved to a
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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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Some Upcoming Events

Together Again

Kenny and Dolly Tribute Concert at the Confederation Centre November 29
Homburg Theatre  On No [ ... ]

One-act comedies

Rob MacDonald presents four of his plays in November The Guild Island audiences are familiar with  [ ... ]

Sirens season

Women’s choral ensemble announces concerts for 2018–19 Select dates
Select locations Sirens is  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]