Book Launch: Forest Prairie Edge

Massie, Forest Prairie Edge (2014)

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UM Forest Prairie Edge(July25)On Thursday 29 May, at Indigo Books and Music, Saskatoon, University of Manitoba Press launches Merle Massie’s new book Forest Prairie Edge: Place History in Saskatchewan. This book is a deep-time investigation of the edge land, or ecotone, between the open prairies and boreal forest of Saskatchewan. Focusing on the Prince Albert region ecotone, Massie delves deeply into the varied uses of the land over the centuries, from Indigenous meeting place to mixed farming community, from transportation hub to industrial resource extraction site. The launch will begin with an  introduction by Toddi Steelman, Executive Director of the School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan.

Other book launches will be held throughout the province, on the following dates:

May 15th, 7pm, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Saskatoon. Introduction by Bill Waiser

May 22nd, 1pm, Weasie’s Gourmet Blends, Biggar, SK.

June 5th, 7pm, Coles Bookstore, Prince Albert. Introduction by Jamie Benson of the Prince Albert Historical Society.

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I am an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Prince Edward Island where I teach in the Applied Communication, Leadership & Culture Program in the Faculty of Arts. My research focuses on the history of biomass energy and agriculture. From 2012-2014 I was the NiCHE project coordinator, and I served on the NiCHE editorial board until 2018.
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