Putting the FUN in Fundraising: A great evening for a great cause!
Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 16:50
All friends of Maud and the Institute are warmly invited to a special fundraising performance of the Montgomery Theatre's wonderful new production of The Fourposter, set for Friday, July 24th. The evening will open at 7pm with a short talk by our new Visiting Scholar, Dr. Benjamin Lefebvre, on Montgomery's marriage, in keeping with the entertaining and intimate portrait of wedlock offered in The Fourposter.
Dr. Benjamin Lefebvre of Waterloo, Ontario, has been appointed the 2009 Visiting Scholar for the L.M. Montgomery Institute (LMMI) at the University of Prince Edward Island, announced Institute chair Mark Leggott.
Lefebvre will work with the LMMI’s governing committee to facilitate and expand scholarship about L.M. Montgomery, P.E.I.’s most famous author, and her contemporaries.
PUBLIC INVITED TO JAPANESE READING OF ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI -- The Confederation Centre Public Library is pleased to announce that Mr. Haruo Matsumaru, Reading Instructor at the ASAHI Culture School in Tokyo, will be giving a Japanese reading of passages from the L.M. Montgomery novel Anne of Green Gables.
An excerpt of Anne of Green Gables has made a trip that most of us only dream of. Bob Thirsk, a Canadian astronaut who will be spending the next six months on the International Space Station, took a page of the classic book into space with him in honour of Koichi Wakata, a Japanese astronaut also on board the ISS.
Simon Lloyd, Special Collections Librarian at UPEI, recently gave a presentation on "Making Maud Feel at Home: Collecting L.M. Montgomery at the University of Prince Edward Island" to the Kindred Spirit's Literary Society in Minnesota. To see pictures of his visit, and to access the text and slides of Simon's presentation, please visit the Shining Scrolls Online.