Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The Society Takes a Break

Shadows of November by SB Borgersen

The Liverpool Literary Society is taking a breather from scheduled formal gatherings. Meetups will be ad hoc, generally somewhere around a table with (maybe) wine, tea, coffee etc. and good conversation, between now and 2016.

Members may also announce independent meetings via the email circulation list.

One big date for your diary: 

December 8th 2015 at 7 pm Voglers Cove Community Hall 

local south shore author
L.P. Suzanne Atkinson
offers an
 Evening of Reading and Conversation

Free admission, refreshments, books available for purchase.
Hosted by the Read and Share Corner.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

September Gathering

The next gathering of The Liverpool Literary Society will be on Wednesday 16th September 2015 at 7 pm at Lane's Privateer Inn, Bristol Avenue, Liverpool. All very welcome.

Lane's Privateer Inn has kindly offered The Gourmet shop for our September gathering.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

August Gathering

 Wednesday 19th at 7 pm, we meet again in Lanes Privateer Inn, Bristol Avenue, Liverpool.

Loose agenda (looks like a tall order - but we'll see how it goes!):
Update from all those present
Authors'/Poets' royalites after death - there's a cheery topic!
Was Shakespeare a hippy? - that's more like it!
Upcoming launches/readings etc. (Suzanne Atkinson’s new book, Station Secrets, has arrived; her book launch is set for Sept.20 at Memories Café, Liverpool.)
Man-Booker Prize long list  read all about it here

Do Book covers look disturbingly similar?  the blurb from The Independent is here

-        Writers Fed of NS has announced establishment of regional coordinators. What will this mean for us?  Link to the Writers Fed

     Kat is in the chair  - see you all there

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The Liverpool Literary Society gathers tonight (15 7 15) at 7 pm at Lane's Privateer Inn - probably in the bar for an informal summer sesh. Pretty much in the style of Will (Shakespeare) and Sir Walter (Raleigh), John (Donne,) and Ben (Jonson) at The Mermaid Tavern in 1603. Booky people don't change over the centuries; any excuse for a noggin and a chin wag. All very much welcome. Just bring a smile and an anecdote (optional).

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Cape Breton Author Frank Macdonald to Visit South Shore

Cape Breton Humourist Frank Macdonald at Vogler’s Cove
Award-winning columnist and humourist Frank Macdonald will appear at Vogler’s Cove Community Hall on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 7 p.m., reading from his Cape Breton novels: his third novel, Tinker and Blue – the rollicking adventures of two Cape Breton boys far from home in 1968 San Francisco – and his earlier funny and poignant novels A Forest for Calum and A Possible Madness (both nominated for the Dartmouth Book Award and long-listed for the IMPAC-Dublin Award).
Frank Macdonald is a reporter and columnist with his home-town weekly newspaper, The Inverness Oran. South Shore readers know him as the writer of a column of home-spun humour in Rural Delivery magazine, published in Liverpool. In 2011 his play Her Wake won Best Canadian Production at the Liverpool International Theatre Festival. He has also published two collections of newspaper and magazine columns and toured a one-man play depicting a day in the life of a newspaper columnist. 
His partner, artist Virginia McCoy will join him at Vogler’s Cove. Her bold, colourful paintings illustrated Mr. Macdonald’s children’s story, T.R.’s Adventure at Angus the Wheeler’s, published in 2010 by Cape Breton University Press. Mr. Macdonald has donated all four novels to the Read & Share Corner library at Vogler’s Cove Community Hall.
Co-hosts are the VCCH Read & Share Corner and the Liverpool Literary Society. Vogler’s Cove Community Hall is located at 8544 Highway 331, Vogler’s Cove (Exit 16 or 17 off the 103). Free admission. Refreshments. Copies of Mr. Macdonald’s books will be available to purchase from the author.  Details at and on Facebook (Voglerscovecommunityhallmaggiesplayground).   

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

June Meeting

The next meeting of The Liverpool Literary Society will be June 17th at 7 pm in The Mersey Room at Lanes, Privateer Inn, Bristol Avenue. All welcome.  Agenda is as follows:

- Updates from all present.

Discussion topics:

- Irony - Richard

- The dark side of the writing business: fraud, deception and infringement of copyright.

- The believability of the written word; responsibilities of authors, publishers and readers.

- Book awards, the unasked questions.


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

May meeting

There is a gathering of The Liverpool Literary Society at Lanes Pivateer Inn, Bristol Avenue, Liverpool, 7 pm this evening - 20th May.

This is also a celebration of our first anniversary. There is a packed agenda with author Suzanne Atkinson in the chair.

All welcome.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Special Event - Visiting Author AJB Johnston

The Liverpool Literary Society is delighted, once again, to be co-hosting, another literary event extraordinaire. This will be a second visit from AJB Johnston and it is by popular request after his successful visit last October.

May 13, 2015, Wednesday, 7-9 pm: A J B JOHNSTON: Grand Pré: Landscape for the World, co-written with Ronnie-Gilles LeBlanc. John Johnston returns with a highly visual presentation, tracing the physical and cultural evolution of the area from Mi’kmaqs to the Acadians to the present. Grand Pré, a Parks Canada site on the Evangeline Trail near Wolfville, was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Voglers Cove Community Hall was the perfect venue last October, and the volunteers of the Read and Share Corner Little Library, who are co-hosting with us once again, provided delicious refreshments. 13th May will be no exception.

Google map reference - this is not exact but you cannot miss this beautiful setting. 8544 Highway 331, Voglers Cove, Lunenburg County.  Email for more information.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Agenda for April 15th Gathering

MEETING :  APRIL 15, 2015 at Lane’s Privateer Inn, Bristol Avenue, 7 pm
IT’S POETRY MONTH!  Bring a poem to read or recite, yours or another’s
SUZANNE ATKINSON: Notes on International writers’ Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, April 8-11, 2015

Co-hosting with Read & Share Corner, Vogler’s Cove Community Hall:
May 13, 2015, Wednesday, 7-9 pm: A J B JOHNSTON: Grand Pre WHS
June 24, 2014 (Possible):, Wednesday, 7-9 pm: FRANK MACDONALD: has a new book out, Tinker and Blue

EVENT IDEAS: Shall we make them a reality:
Common readings by several local authors
Readings plus book sales (at end-of-year holiday time?)

Postponed discussion topics: Current Publishing environment; Self-editing. Shall we re-schedule?
Book restoration, after 1966 floods in Florence, Italy

NEXT MEETING: May 20, 2015, at Lanes, 7 pm. 

Saturday, 28 March 2015

2015 Meeting Dates

And still it snows. The past three get-togethers have been cancelled due to the cruel weather. BUT dates and venue are all fixed for the remainder of this year as follows:

We will gather the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in The Mersey Room of Lanes Privateer Inn on Bristol Avenue in Liverpool Nova Scotia.

Each meeting will be hosted by a different regular member who will take care of publicity and will circulate their agenda to the core mailing list about 7 days prior to each meeting.

To help you with your calendars - the 3rd Wednesdays are:

April 15th
May 20th
June 17th
July 15th
August 19th
September 16th
October 21st
November 18th
December 16th

Check here or our facebook page for any cancellations.

Any information about additional events, visiting authors, workshops etc. will be posted in both places too.

Friday, 6 March 2015

March 15th Meeting Cancelled

Late update.  The meeting is cancelled due to poor weather and driving conditions. Apologies for the late update - power was restored here just  a few moments ago.  

Weather permitting, the next gathering of our auspicious society will be Sunday March 15th from 2 - 4 pm.  We are changing the scenery this time around and will meet at The Port Grocer in Port Medway.   Kristen is hosting. All are welcome.  Map link here:  The Port Grocer, Port Medway is here

Tilly keeping an eye on the weather for us.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

February's Gathering is Cancelled

Unfortunately, yet again, we have to cancel our gathering for February 15th as Nova Scotia prepares for another winter storm.

Stay warm and safe everyone.

Friday, 16 January 2015

18th January Meeting Cancelled

Due to some members suffering with the cold bug -  Sunday's meeting is cancelled. A new date/time/venue will be posted as soon as we all feel better.  Apologies for the short notice.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Gathering January 18th 2015

First Meeting of 2015

The next gathering of the Liverpool Literary Society is planned for Sunday afternoon January 18th from 2 - 4 pm at Lanes Privateer Inn, Bristol Avenue.  The weather forecast looks favourable. Take a peek here:  Weather for Liverpool

There is quite a meaty agenda for this first gathering of 2015 - already sent out to the circulation list from Pamela.