Voices across centuries


Documentary film maker Sylvia D. Hamilton’s new poetry collection turns her lens on the histories of Black Nova Scotians Sylvia D. Hamilton is a Gemini-winning Nova Scotian filmmaker and writer with an abiding interest in understanding history, especially Black history, and bringing that understanding to her audience. Her films include: Black Mother Black Daughter; Speak It! From the Heart of Black Nova Scotia; Portia White: Think…

The Word on the Street 2013: Man on the Street


We’re celebrating The Word on the Street’s 20th anniversary this weekend! This story is from the fall 2013 issue of Atlantic Books Today. If you are looking for our feature package about The Word on the Street Halifax 2014, please click here. Jian Ghomeshi has a long list of complimentary things to say about Halifax. The host and co-creator of the national daily talk program Q on…

Create Beauty Everyday


An long-standing Atlantic Canadian crafting tradition helped author and artist Deanne Fitzpatrick find her voice It’s the colours that first attract you as you walk into Deanne Fitzpatrick’s Rug Hooking Studio at 33 Church Street in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Then comes the urge to run about, handling the wool and jersey swatches, silk ribbons, fleece bundles and Curlylocks yarns that overflow the baskets and painted tables….