One of the current bestseller phenomenon's is the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. The series has grabbed the attention of young female readers in particular (something in common with the books of LMM) and led to a major new motion picture. What would be the common thread between the Anne series and a romance series about vampires? According to Meyer:
From Canada to the World: The Cultural Influence of Lucy Maud Montgomery
Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 22:58
The University of Guelph will be hosting a three day Lucy Maud Montgomery conference from October 23 to 25, 2008 in celebration of 100 years of Anne of Green Gables. The conference is aptly titled "From Canada to the World: the Cultural Influence of Lucy Maud Montgomery" - it will celebrate the author's life and influence on Canada and the world.
Reserve your Ferry Crossing online and Help support the L.M Montgomery Institute. Just visit www.peiferry.com and use the promo code: LMMI when making an online Now Pass Reservation. The L.M Montgomery Institute will receive at least $5, for each reservation made.
Budge Wilson will be appearing at the 2008 International L.M. Montgomery Conference as the Writer in Residence.
Attend the bookfair and Launch Party on Wednesday, June 25th from 6-9 pm featuring Budge Wilson, Elizabeth Epperly & Kate Macdonald Butler.
On Sunday, June 29th, from 1:30-2:30 pm, attend a public reading and question/answer session with Budge and watch this page for details on how you can attend an "Up Close & Personal with Budge Wilson" session from 3:00-4:30 pm.
Penguin Canada recently created a new website highlighting their efforts in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Anne of Green Gables. Included is a list of upcoming events and additional information on recent publications by Betsy Epperly and Budget Wilson.