LLF News/Blog

June 1, 2017

The Female Emigrant’s Guide: Cooking with a Canadian Classic

Exciting to see the cover of the newly released edition of Catharine Parr Traill’s  The Female Emigrant’s Guide, edited by Nathalie Cooke and Fiona Lucas, that will be featured along with Sir John’s Table, by Lindy Mechefske during the afternoon session of the festival on Saturday July 15th. Follow the session with Sir John’s Picnic Continue Reading –>

November 18, 2016

Annamarie Beckel’s Weaving Water


Feature image: Peterborough Examiner http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2016/11/16/novelist-annamarie-beckel-moves-from-newfoundland-to-lak

October 14, 2016

Cordelia Strube wins Toronto book award!

Strube Cordelia _by Mark Raynes Roberts

Novelist‚ playwright‚ and Ryerson University writing instructor Cordelia Strube’s novel On the Shores of Darkness‚ There is Light (ECW Press) has been named winner of this year’s Toronto Book Award‚ recognizing titles evocative of the city. To read more visit:http://www.quillandquire.com/…/awards-cordelia-strube-wins…/

August 29, 2016

North Words Literary Festival


The North Words Literary Festival runs the weekend of September 23-25 at the Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka. It is designed for readers as well as aspiring writers. To learn more about the events and workshops, visit their website NorthWords.ca

August 21, 2016

Photos from July 15-17, 2016 Festival

27 Recepetion Alissa York, Armand Ruffo, Drew Hayden Taylor and Janine Willie

The photos from our Festival this past July are now on the website in the Photo Gallery. Click on any photo to enlarge it and read the caption.

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