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Book Launches, Special Guests, and a Virtual 3D Tour this Thursday, July 27th

This Thursday, the 27th of July, the University of Prince Edward Island will be celebrating a Reunion Weekend, which will include a special presentation from the LMMI about one of the college's prestigious alumna, L.M. Montgomery.

Guest Post: Carolyn Strom Collins on the Creation of After Many Years


This past Spring, a new collection of short stories complied by Carolyn Strom Collins and the late Christy Woster was published by Nimbus Press. The LMMI has this exclusive look at how the collection came to be. Welcome, Carolyn!

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In Memoriam: Roderick J. Macdonald (1951-2017)

The LMMI sends its condolences to the family of Roderick J. Macdonald, who passed away over the weekend. Roderick was the son of Ruth and Stuart Macdonald and L.M. Montgomery's grandson. The funeral details are below:  

https://www.arbormemorial.ca/gftompkins-township/obituaries/macdonald-roderick-j-/6509/​

 

 

 

You're Invited: Anne of Green Gables Read-a-Long

 ImageIn 2018 Anne of Green Gables will turn 110 years old and the LMMI will celebrate its 25th birthday and hold its 13th Annual Biennial Conference, L.M. Montgomery and Reading.  It is the perfect time to revisit Montgomery’s classic novel in a Read-a-long.

In Memoriam: David Cameron Macdonald (1943-2017)

ImageThe LMMI was deeply saddened to hear about the death of L.M. Montgomery's grandson, David Cameron Macdonald. David was a longtime supporter of the Institute. In April 2002, he and his sister Catherine donated 18 books that belonged to their father, Chester Cameron Macdonald, which is now part of the Macdonald Collection.

Elizabeth Rollins Epperly on Her New Memoir: Power Notes

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LMMI Interviews: Andrea McKenzie interviews author Melanie Fishbane

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Andrea McKenzie, former Visiting Scholar of the LMMI, sat down with author and Montgomery scholar Melanie Fishbane in Toronto to discuss her novel, Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery.  Published by Penguin, Melanie's novel hit bookstores on 25 April 2017.  Join in on the fascinating discussion between these two Montgomery scholars. 

In Memoriam: John Macneill (1930-2017)

All of us at the LMMI were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of our dear friend, John Macneill.  Sending Jennie Macneill and her family our sympathies. Mary Beth Cavert from the L.M. Montgomery Literary Society wrote this lovely obituary about John and I share it with you now.

From Mary Beth Cavert:

LMMI Presents: Community Lectures on L.M. Montgomery

As many of you know, the LMMI is looking for a Chair in L.M. Montgomery Studies & Communication, Leadership and Culture. The committee has selected the three top candidates, who will be giving a lecture that is open to everyone.

The first one is this Friday, March 10th by Dr. Benjamin Lefebvre, and the subsequent talks will be given later this month. 

Here are the detais: 

1. "No Matter Where We Wander: L.M. Montgomery Writes Prince Edward Island in Ontario," with Dr. Benjamin Lefebvre, Ryerson University.

In Memoriam: Ruth Macdonald


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The LMMI was saddened to hear about Ruth Macdonald’s death this week. A passionate supporter of L.M. Montgomery studies, Ruth was one of the first people contacted about the Institute and was present at its first launch party, as well as many of our biennial conferences throughout the years.

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