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5 Atlantic Canadian history books for young readers

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Sharing Atlantic Canadian history with young readers is a great idea year-round, but even more so today on Family Literacy Day. These books provide engaging glimpses into our storied past. There is everything from folktales and rhymes to stories of survival, triumph and new beginnings. Here are some recent books that highlight Atlantic Canadian history: A lilting Celtic folktale: Wow Wow and Haw Haw by George…

Frye Festival 2015

Jenn Grant, Caroline Savoie, Philippe B and Les Païens part of 2015 Frye Festival’s musical programming

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(Moncton, NB, April 21, 2015) – As Atlantic Canada’s largest literary happening, the Frye Festival feeds imaginations and celebrates words through books and music. Talented singer-songwriters and musicians will share the stage with award-winning authors during entertaining evenings of music and readings. Soirée Frye (Friday, May 1, 7 p.m., théâtre l’Escaouette)  Soirée Frye is one of the Festival’s signature events and features readings by this year’s…

Award season begins: Atlantic Book Awards short list

Award season begins: Atlantic Book Awards short list

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Last night the Atlantic Book Awards announced this year’s short list at the Halifax Central Library. Jon Tattrie  led a discussion with Valerie Compton, Alexander MacLeod and Ami MacKay called “Writers in Conversation”.  Shandi Mitchell’s Dalhousie University Creative Writing students opened the event with readings of their best short fiction from their final senior workshop. Congratulations to all the shortlisted publishers and authors! Democracy 250 Atlantic…