Literary Festival at L’Acadie de Chezzetcook

Join us for a bilingual day of literary activities and displays for all ages.

Date: May 27, 2017

Time:  10:00 am to 4:00 pm


10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Book Signing and meet and greet with Genevieve Graham, local author of Promises to Keep and other tales.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Lunch available, served by L’Acadie de Chezzetcook, complimented by live music
3:00 pm: Two Days in the Life of a Boy from Chezzetcook, a  tale written and recited by Bartin Barkhouse, local dramatic arts teacher.


  • Bouton D’or Acadie Publishing House will do a couple readings of French children books. Books will also be available for purchase. Times are to be confirmed.
  • The Eastern Shore Players have been invited to read locally written poems. Times for this are also to be confirmed.
  • HRM Public Libraries will be on site all day with their pop up library van. Sign yourself up for a free library card and browse their collection of french books.

Admission: Free

If you have any questions or would like to be a part of our day as a vendor, please contact Erika at

To learn more, visit their Facebook Event Page.

Reading by Jane Alexander: Wild Things, Wild Places!

Jane Alexander reads from her book Wild Things, Wild Places! It is a moving, inspiring, personal look at the vastly changing world of wildlife on planet earth as a result of human incursion, and the crucial work of animal and bird preservation across the globe being done by scientists, field biologists, zoologists, environmentalists, and conservationists. Don’t miss this!

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

Date: Friday May 26, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

Admission: Free

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.

For more on the book and the author visit Penguin Random House.

Margo Wheaton and Allan Cooper Poetry Books Launch

Margo Wheaton will launch her new book of poetry The Unlit Path Behind the House. The book, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (League of Canadian Poets) and the J. M. Abraham Poetry Award (East Coast Literary Awards).

New Brunswick poet Allan Cooper will also launch his book at the same event. He will be reading from his new book Everything We’ve Loved Comes Back to Find Us published by Gaspereau Press.

Place: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Date: Friday May 26, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Refreshments will be served. All are warmly welcomed to attend.


For more information, visit their Event Page on Facebook.

East Coast Comic Expo

From their website: East Coast Comic Expo is an all-ages convention organized by dedicated Fanboys and Fangirls to celebrate comic books and comic book culture. We’ll have industry professional writers & artists joining us to celebrate, along with local vendors and many talented local creators and artisans as well.

This is the 5th Annual East Coast Comic Expo

Date: Friday May 19th and Saturday 20th, 2017

Place: Crossman Community Centre (former Kay Arena), 99 Wynwood Dr., Moncton, New Brunswick

Where to learn more: East Coast Comic Expo


Tickets On Sale Tonight for the Biggest Geek Fest in Atlantic Canada: HalCon

Tickets go on sale this evening Thursday May 18th, 2017 at 7:00 pm for the biggest, geekiest Science Fiction Convention in Atlantic Canada. Tickets go fast, and weekend passes are usually sold out in a matter of minutes. So if you want one of the special passes, be there and ready to buy when the clock ticks 7:00 pm.

This year, HalCon takes place September 22nd to the 24th at the The WTCC & The Scotiabank Centre (aka The Metro Centre), Halifax, Nova Scotia.

To buy a ticket, visit the Tickets Page.

From their website: Hal-Con is committed to hosting year-round events as well as a 3-day celebration of geek and nerd culture while providing a safe environment to our community. We continue to strive toward becoming part of the landscape of Halifax and work toward being Canada’s best fan-run “comic con” style convention.

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Meeting Recap

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

The group welcomed two new members: Barbara A. and Dawn.

After a quick introduction, Diane shared news that the first book Shadows in the Stone in her fantasy series The Castle Keepers went permanently free at Amazon. She also announced that HalCon tickets were going on sale Thursday May 18th at 7:00 pm. Anyone wanting a ticket was advised to buy one that day as they sell out quickly.

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