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Book Launch: The Little Book of Sea & Soul


Dreaming of spring? Join us for tea at the Sou’Wester Restaurant in Peggy’s Cove for the launch of The Little Book of Sea and Soul, the new book from Denise Adams (Atlantic Coastal Gardening.) Complimentary homemade refreshments, live music, and closer look at the stories behind the gorgeous photography will all be part of the festivities! Copies of both books will be available for sale and…

Still No Word Shannon Webb-Campbell Breakwater Books

Shannon Webb-Campbell launches poetry collection Still No Word in Halifax


Please join Shannon Webb-Campbell for the launch of Still No Word at The Company House in Halifax. Shannon is an award winning poet, writer and journalist of mixed Aboriginal ancestry. She is the inaugural winner of Egale Canada’s Out in Print Award and was the Canadian Women in Literary Arts 2014 Critic-In-Residence. With special guest Kim Harris performing from her album Only The Mighty. Free admission…

Raymond Fraser launches his new novel, Seasons of Discontent, at Westminster Books


Raymond Fraser launches his new novel, Seasons of Discontent (Lion’s Head Press, 297 pp, $16.95) at Westminster Books on Wednesday, April 15. The evening will feature a reading by the author. Refreshments will be served. Set in the years 1964-65, Seasons of Discontent is a spirited and captivating sequel to two of the author’s best-known novels, The Bannonbridge Musicians and In Another Life. “Reading Fraser’s writing is like listening…

A book launch like no other


Beth Powning’s A Measure of Light inspires recreation of 17th Century Puritan New England in Sussex, N.B. For six months members of SLICE (Sussex Literary Initiative and Cultural Events) were dedicated to exceeding the fantastic event they organized to launch Beth Powning’s 2010 best-selling novel, The Sea Captain’s Wife. And on Friday they did just that by converting the Royal Canadian Legion into the mid-17th Century…

Globe & Mail foreign affairs columnist Doug Saunders talks about Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World


Foreign Affairs columnist Doug Saunders will be presenting a Public Book Talk on his 2011 national best-seller, Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World. His focus will be on the diverse groups of people who struggle to make the transition in the developing ‘new world order.’ Their stories – from villages in China, India, Bangladesh and Poland to the international cities of the world…

Becoming Fierce Author Panel at the Halifax Central Library


All are welcome at the new Halifax Central Library on Saturday, January 31 where authors Chris Benjamin and Jo Treggiari will talk about the peaks and valleys of writing about your own angst and woeful youth, like they each did for the Becoming Fierce anthology (one of Quill & Quire’s books of the year). Jo wrote a powerful story called “Love You Like Suicide.” Chris wrote about a time of profound change and learning…