WordPlay kicks off 20th Read by the Sea literary festival

RIVER JOHN — With the continuous baa of a lamb in the background, about 100 people were treated to author readings and musical performances as part of WordPlay. WordPlay kicked off the 20th anniversary of Read by the Sea, as well as the opening of the third season of Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe and Dreamery....

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McCulloch school book launch wows co-authors

PICTOU — A wish for students at McCulloch Education Centre to appreciate writing has resulted in an astonishing book. Hey! I Wrote That! Treasures from the Young Pirate Hearts and Voices at M.E.C. is the school’s anthology that was officially launched on Monday to complete nearly four months of work with the 260 students and...

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Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre prepares to open 32nd season

Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre is preparing to open its 32nd season, and audiences are invited to join along and Dream Big. With four diverse shows on the Main Stage, an award-winning children’s story on the Family Stage, and a dynamic new initiative that will bring theatre out into the community, organizers are excited to once...

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First writers camp a hit

Sherbrooke Village’s first Writers Camp wrapped up this past Sunday and it was a huge success. Many thanks for the success of the camp is owed to members of the Sherbrooke Village Writers Guild for the part they played in the newest learning program being offered by the Village. The inaugural camp featured instruction by...

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Love of the written word

RIVER JOHN — Under the sun, a strong breeze blowing, roughly 200 people gathered to listen to three Nova Scotian authors read. It was the 19th annual WordPlay, part of the Read By the Sea literary festival. Just as it was last year, WordPlay was hosted at Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe and Dreamery owned by...

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Excitement all around

Local author Sheree Fitch is back in the chill of Nova Scotia winter after a recent trip to Cuba for the Havanna International Book Fair. Fitch was contacted by the Canadian Embassy to attend the book fair that chose Canada’s 150th birthday to feature Canadian writers at the event that sees tens of thousands of...

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Book Review: Toes in My Noes and Other Poems

Toes in My Nose and Other Poems by Sheree Fitch A classic that lives on, Toes in My Nose is undoubtedly a favourite among many, especially those who are lucky enough to hear the author recite it. My special moment with this book came when my five-year-old son chose this book to read out loud....

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Artists show interest in River John

RIVER JOHN – Creativity and expression will be abound in River John this week as artists converge on the village to be inspired. Joy Laking saw what was happening in River John when they were facing the school closure and the community spirit that existed there and wanted to capture that moment in time. “Joy...

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Dream come true

A 19-year-old girl once set foot in a children’s bookshop. She was bewitched by what she saw and from then on, owning a book store was the dream she held close as she progressed through her life, eventually getting a degree in children’s literature and becoming a writer. Years later, that girl’s dream is coming...

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