Book Sale at C. W. Saunders Mason Lodge, Elmsdale

On the first Saturday of every month, a used-book sale takes place at C. W. Saunders Mason Lodge, 170 Highway 214, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia.

This month’s sale takes place tomorrow (August 5th) from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The book sale is held in the downstairs hall. Walk in the front doors and take the stairs to the basement. Books are sold at amazing prices. Much of their stock is sold at $1.00 or less.

There are thousands of books of all genres. Many are new, but many are also old. Magazines usually go for ten cents.


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.