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Anne of Green Gables Read-a-long: Chapter II: Matthew Cuthbert is Surprised

Welcome to Week 2 of the Anne of Green Gables Read-a-long. Today's post is by Jana Taylor, a post-graduate student from the University of Toronto. 

Chapter II: Matthew Cuthbert is Surprised

 “The little birds sang as if it were the one day of summer in all the year.”

Anne of Green Gables Read-a-long: Chapter I: Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Surprised

In 2018 Anne of Green Gables will turn 110 years old and the LMMI will celebrate its 25thbirthday and hold the 13th Annual Biennial Conference, L.M. Montgomery and Reading.  This is the perfect time to revisit Montgomery’s classic novel in a read-a-long.  Every Tuesday from now until the conference in June, readers will bring us their insights into the chapter of the week.

The first entry, “Chapter I: Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Surprised,” is by Liz Rosenberg. Rosenberg is the bestselling author of novels, poetry and children's books. Her new biography about L.M. Montgomery, HOUSE OF DREAMS, will be releasing this June from Candlewick Press. 

Meet Kate Scarth: Chair of L.M. Montgomery Studies and Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture (ACLC)

Meet Kate Scarth, the new Chair of L.M. Montgomery Studies and Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture (ACLC) at UPEI, who will be working with the L.M. Montgomery Institute to further develop the life and work of L.M. Montgomery.  

Interview with Jane Ledwell and Andrea McKenzie, editors of L.M. Montgomery and War

On the 27th of July, Jane Ledwell and Andrea McKenzie sat down with me to discuss their incredible new collection, L.M. Montgomery and War. In this interview Ledwell and McKenzie discuss what they hoped to achieve with this collection and the collaboration process.

Melanie Fishbane (MF): What was your intention on putting this collection together, and how did it change or evolve during the process?

Exciting News from the LMMI: New Chair Announced, Book Launches and More

On Thursday the 27th of July, the LMMI held an event at the Robertson Library as part of the UPEI Reunion Weekend. There were two exciting announcements, as well as a celebration of the new initiatives and publications dedicated to the life of L.M. Montgomery.

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.

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