River John

Pitch the Publisher

Pitch the Publisher at Read by the Sea


Do you have a manuscript collecting dust in a drawer, melting your USB stick, or nestled among millions of other files on your hard drive? If so, Read by the Sea has the event for you! The River John literary festival is once again hosting Pitch the Publisher, a Dragon’s Den-like event with a literary twist. It will be held Saturday, July 8 from 9:00am to…

River John: Through our Eyes


Local writers Linda Little and Monica Graham will help celebrate local pride by giving readings at the final reception and art exhibition for this fantastic community event! Artist Joy Laking believes art changes lives and perceptions. An award-winning professional whose gallery is situated near Great Village in rural Nova Scotia, she‘s been painting scenes of rural coastal life in communities in Atlantic Canada and around the…

read by the sea 2015 poster

Read by the Sea literary festival in River John, NS


The Read by the Sea Literary Festival at River John, Nova Scotia is now in the 16th year of bringing Canada’s best authors and poets to Nova Scotia’s North Shore. Join us on July 11 at the River John Legion Gardens on Saturday July 11. 2015 authors: Maureen Jennings’ first crime fiction series is set in 1895 Victorian Toronto, featuring detective William Murdoch. CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries television series…