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Advo-Cruisin’ the county

Hey guys! It’s Burke and Hannah here. We are so happy that we are your 2019 Advocate community cruisers. So far this summer we have been having a blast exploring Pictou County and all of the events and festivities our beautiful county has to offer. We started off our adventure last week in the lovely...

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Read By the Sea celebrates 20 years

River John was a not so quiet village this weekend as volunteers were busy getting visiting authors to their marks on schedule for their awaiting fans. Read by the Sea is in its 20th year celebrating literacy. By bringing Canada’s best authors and poets to Nova Scotia’s North Shore, this festival is one people travel...

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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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Read By the Sea begins

Read By the Sea – the 20th annual literary event – began Wednesday in River John with Wordplay for children. Today, a writers’ workshop was held at the Anglican church hall. The AdvoCruiser’s Burke Murray and Georgia Murray, pictured in the front row sporing Advocate Community T-shirts, dropped into the workshop to check it out....

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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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Read by the Sea offering Pitch the Publisher again

To the Editor: If your manuscript is burning a hole in your desk drawer, melting your USB stick, keeping you awake at night or making you forget to chew your breakfast while you think about how to get it published — here’s an opportunity that should not be missed. Back by popular demand, Read by...

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Read by the Sea 2016 succeeds in bringing authors to North Shore

To the Editor: To media and other friends: this is a wrap-up of Read by the Sea 2016, held July 9 in River John. It may interest you to know that as well as the featured authors present on July 9, there were at least 17 other local and/or Nova Scotia published authors involved in...

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