Seasonal essays capture life on the Island’s South Shore

The latest title from Island Studies Press launched November 15
Thursday, November 1, 2018
The Cove Journal is published by Island Studies Press

South Shore resident JoDee Samuelson will launch her new book The Cove Journal on Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 pm in Beaconsfield Carriage House. Samuelson will be joined by fiddler Roy Johnstone, accompanied by Margie Carmichael on guitar.

For the last eight years, Samuelson has been publishing a column in The Buzz called “The Cove Journal”. This monthly column captures 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 collection that celebrates the passing of the seasons, the rise and fall of gardens, the friendship with neighbours, and simple daily life in “the Cove.”

If “The Cove Journal” is the first thing you turn to when you open a copy of the latest Buzz, now you can experience Samuelson’s insights, imagination, and humour all over again,” says Peter Richards, Managing Editor of The Buzz. “If you are new to PEI, or Samuelson’s column, you will enjoy her reflections and how she captures the essence of rural life on PEI.”

Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, filmmaker, and artist JoDee Samuelson has lived on the beautiful South Shore of Prince Edward Island for the past thirty years. Her animated films have been shown at festivals around the world, winning numerous awards for this Island filmmaker. She is a member of the Canoe Cove Women’s Institute, a wood carver, painter, gardener, and a baker of delicious bread.

Please join Island Studies Press and JoDee Samuelson in celebrating this new book. For more information about the book or the launch, please contact Bren at or call (902) 566-0386.

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