Nova Scotia

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….

Two CBU Press books to be launched at Scottish Mod next month

Two CBU Press books to be launched at Scottish Mod next month

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Two new books from Cape Breton University Press will see their first light in Scotland next month, part of the Highland Homecoming and Royal National Mod (Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail), Inverness, October 10-18. Cape Breton and Nova Scotia have close ties with the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, in no small part due to thousands of Gaelic-speaking migrant Scots. Bolstering its list of Celtic- and Gaelic-centred titles,…

Reader’s Corner: Short stories marrying art and politics

Reader’s Corner: Short stories marrying art and politics

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September’s Reader’s Corner comes from the Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville, NS Everything is so Political edited by Sandra McIntyre $19.95 (pb)$16.95 (epub) 9781552665497 (pb), 9781552665947 (epub), 200 pp. Roseway Publishing, May 2013 A collection of short fiction is sometimes a refreshing alternative to a novel. By offering a variety of creative perspectives on the many different kinds of relationships Canadians have to our political process,…

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…