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Next on Conversations: Round Table on Ontario Heritage Sites

Black-and-white image of a vintage typewriter, a polaroid photograph of a woman posing outside in a fancy dress, and three hardcover books stacked on top of each other. The text reads "Conversations about L.M. Montgomery," at at the bottom of the image is a URL for the project website.

I’m pleased to announce that our next Conversations about L.M. Montgomery event will be held this Saturday, November 6, at 2:00 p.m. (EST): a round table on three Ontario locations that were central to L.M. Montgomery’s life and writing and that are now heritage sites of significant historical significance. Joining us will be Kathy Wasylenky of Leaskdale (where Montgomery lived between 1911 and 1926), Linda Jackson-Hutton and Jack Hutton of Bala (where Montgomery vacationed in 1922), and Kathy Gastle of Norval (where Montgomery lived between 1926 and 1935), all of whom have devoted their time and their energy to preserving these places for the benefit of their communities and of Montgomery’s worldwide readership.

This event will occur live over Zoom (registration is required) and will be archived on YouTube. This event is free, and all readers of Montgomery’s books are warmly invited to join us. Hope to see you there!

UPDATE: The video for this event is now available on YouTube!

CFP: Lucy Maud Montgomery at Home in Leaskdale: A Centennial Celebration, 13–15 October 2011

The Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario (LMMSO), headquartered in Uxbridge Township, is hosting a three-day celebration to mark the centenary of Montgomery’s arrival in Leaskdale, Ontario from Prince Edward Island. Key-note speakers include

  • Ted Barris
  • Kate Macdonald Butler
  • Donna Campbell
  • Mary Beth Cavert
  • Elizabeth Epperly
  • Irene Gammel
  • Mary Rubio
  • Kevin Sullivan
  • Kate Sutherland
  • Elizabeth Waterston

LMMSO invites proposals of 200–250 words for 20-minute presentations with a historical, cultural, and/or literary interest that focus on Montgomery and the Leaskdale years (1911–1926).

Due: 5 January 2011. Send to: lclement[at]lakeheadu[dot]ca.