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…

Alistair MacLeod tribute St. Mary's University Reading Series

Alistair MacLeod tribute in Halifax


The St. Mary’s University 21st Annual Reading Series invites to to attend a reading by Nova Scotia writers from the works of one of Canada’s most beloved authors, Alistair MacLeod, on Fri Jan 30, 2015, 7:00 pm, at the St. Mary’s Atrium (5940 Inglis St.), Room 101 in Halifax. Readers include Brian Bartlett, Chris Benjamin, Carol Bruneau, Alice Burdick, Ian Colford, Valerie Compton, Deirdre Dwyer, Sheree Fitch,Lorri Nelson Glenn, Cory Lavender, Linda Little, Leo McKay, Marjorie Simmins, Silver Donald Cameron, and Carole Langille.

Dartmouth Book Awards Night 2


The Dartmouth Book Awards invites you to celebrate over 25 Years of celebrating writing excellence in Nova Scotia with a free evening of words & music featuring host Stephanie Domet reading from Fallsy Downsies; Mayor Michael Savage; poet laureate El Jones, music by Scottie Penton & The Cheap Gang,  Bruce MacNab reading from Metamorphosis.Supported by Dartmouth Kiwanis Club, BoyneClarke LLP, Collins Barrow, DDBC, Weed Man, & Friends of the Dartmouth Book Awards

Binding the Book of Negroes


How do you recreate a historical document of which there are no pictures? That was the dilemma facing Joe Landry, a Halifax-based book binder and conservator, when he was asked to create the essential prop used in the miniseries. An elegant reproduction of the first newspaper printed in Canada, the Halifax Gazette published by John Bushell. “The biggest problem is that the book was used over a rather…