Read by the Sea Literary Festival

WordPlay 2017

The children’s literary festival takes place Monday July 3, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm on the grounds at Mabel Murple’s Dreamery and Book Shoppe on Allen Road in River John, Nova Scotia.

Featured authors are Marie-Louise Gay and Alan Syliboy. Master of ceremonies is author and television personality Starr Dobson. The program includes story-reading, music and activities.

Read by the Sea 2017

Read by the Sea takes place Saturday July 8, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Garden, River John, Nova Scotia. The festival starts at 9:00 am in the Legion with Pitch the Publisher. Authors’ readings begin at 11:00 am.

Featured authors are Christy-Ann Conlin, Lesley Crewe, Dean Jobb and Terry Fallis.

To learn more about WordPlay and Read by the Sea, visit the Read by the Sea website.

Book Launch: Take off to Tantramar by Barr, Landry and Weatherbee

Odette Barr, Colleen Landry and Beth Weatherbee launch their children’s book Take off to Tantramar.

Camellia Airheart is back! This time she and her brother are off on an adventure to the Tantramar Wetlands in search of leg “bling” like her Aunt Tillie’s.

Date: Monday July 3, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Tidnish Bridge Art Gallery, 3654 Highway 366, Tidnish, NS

For more information, visit Tidnish Bridge Art Gallery website.


Meeting Recap

The regular writing craft meeting took place last night at 6:00 pm. Ten members were in attendance: John G., Art, Donna, Barb M., Diane, Elizabeth, Lynn, Dawn, Kat and Barbara A.

We had a short discussion about writing to begin the meeting, then we critiqued Diane’s submitted short story The Remaining Zest Within.

Then members read stories by other members. This was our homework, where we wrote a story with the five words we picked at our May meeting. We ran out of time, so the last three stories were read from the comfortable seats in the lobby.

Homework for September Meeting

Will be sent around soon.

Our next meeting is September 19th. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer and manages to get some writing done.

Duet of Poetry Launches: Mary Corkery and Deirdre Dwyer

Lexicon Books is pleased to host visiting poet Mary Corkery, launching Simultaneous Windows (Inanna Publications), alongside Deirdre Dwyer, launching The Blomidon Logs (ECW Press).

This promises to be a wonderful evening of thought-provoking poetry! The poets will read from and then sign books.

Location: Lexicon Books, 125 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Date: Friday June 23, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

To learn more, visit Lexicon Books or the Facebook Event page.

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