Saturday, 27 September 2014

Historian and Novelist John Johnston to Visit


This has come about quite by accident and so suited to our mandate. Out of the blue, a phone call from AJB Johnston asking if he could join us at one of gatherings - and after a little shuffling of our regular arrangements, and some inspiring ideas from members of the group we are delighted to announce:

Novelist & historian at Vogler’s Cove Community Hall

A J B Johnston, Wednesday, October 15

A J B Johnston, long-time Fortress Louisbourg historian and more recent novelist, is beginning his Maritime Canada tour with an appearance at Vogler’s Cove Community Hall on Wednesday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m.
The Liverpool Literary Society and the Read & Share Corner at the Vogler’s Cove Hall are honoured to co-host Mr. Johnston, who will read from his new novel, The Maze. The book is his second in a fictional quartet about ambition, longing and betrayal in 18th Century France, England, and Atlantic Canada.
His book Endgame 1758, won the Canadian Historical Association’s Clio Award. As an historian and now novelist, Johnston’s work at Fortress Louisbourg for 23 years focuses on French Colonial history in Atlantic Canada.

Vogler’s Cove Community Hall is located at 8544 Highway 331, Vogler’s Cove (exit 16 or 17 off the 103). The event is free. Refreshments and copies of the book will be available. Details at http://liverpoolliterarysociety.blogspot.ca/ and on Facebook (Voglerscovecommunityhallmaggiesplayground).

More on AJB Johnston here:  http://writers.ns.ca/members/profile/110

Changes to meeting dates and times

Subject to confirmation - gatherings for the winter will be on the 3rd Sundays at 2 pm as follows:

November 16th
January 18th
February 15th
March 15th

If all are in agreement - from April we will return to gathering on the 3rd Wednesdays at 7.  Venue to be determined.