Please join us in Leaskdale, Ontario, on Saturday, 24 October 2015, for the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario’s annual L.M. Montgomery Day, which commemorates Montgomery’s arrival in Leaskdale as a minister’s wife in October 1911.
This year’s theme is Maud’s Landscapes: The Effect of Nature on Her Writing, and the schedule of events is as follows:
8:45 a.m.: Coffee and Registration
9:30 a.m.: Melanie Whitfield, President, LMMSO, Welcome; Gwen Layton, LMMSO, “Maud in the Garden: L.M. Montgomery’s Sense of Place in Her Leaskdale Literary Landscape”
10:00 a.m.: Melanie Fishbane, “Fairy Slopes and Phantom Shadows: L.M. Montgomery as Teen Poet”
10:35 a.m.: Vanessa Brown, “Hester Gray’s Garden”
11:10 a.m.: Break
11:25 a.m.: Benjamin Lefebvre, “In Lands Afar: L.M. Montgomery and the Re-creation of Prince Edward Island in Ontario”
12:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:00 p.m.: Kate Macdonald Butler, “Reflections on Filming Anne of Green Gables in 2015”
1:30 p.m.: Launch of L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys: The Ontario Years, 1911–1942, including remarks by editors Rita Bode and Lesley D. Clement
3:00 p.m.: Book signing and refreshments
4:00 p.m.: Walk to Rainbow Valley and Tour of the Leaskdale Manse
To obtain more information and to register, please visit the website for the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario.