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Voices across centuries

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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

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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

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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….

Writing Duffy on a deadline

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Seasoned journalist Dan Leger knew writing a book about a PEI senator’s troubles in under five months would be a challenge. What he didn’t anticipate was how fast the story would grow The proposal was unexpected but straightforward: write a book of at least 50,000 words on the career of PEI Senator Mike Duffy and his entanglement in the Senate expense scandal. The deadline was another…

Word on the Street day planner

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On Sept. 21, Atlantic bibliophiles will celebrate Canada’s annual book festival in Halifax. Noted authors Vincent Lam and Lainey Lui are on the program, alongside local favourites George Elliott Clarke, Lesley Crewe and Beatrice MacNeil. Don’t miss a minute with our must-see guide to this year’s festival! For moms Visit the Wonderful Words tent to hear three readings offering different perspectives on becoming a mother, as…

Meet the team behind Word on the Street Halifax 2014

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We asked this year’s hard-working team which festival events they’re most excited to see Genevieve Allen Hearn, executive director: “The cartoonist panel should be pretty cool especially in light of Faith Erin Hicks’ recent Will Eisner Comic Industry Award win.” Rémi Lefebvre, festival manager: “I’m really excited for the hustle and bustle of it all. Not to mention, witnessing six month of hard work come together.”…