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2012 - L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory

L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory
L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory

The 10th Biennial Conference LM Montgomery and Cultural Memory was held June 20-24, 2012 at the University of Prince Edward Island where scholars, writers and cultural producers explored the topic of L.M. Montgomery and cultural memory. Questions around the influences of Montgomery’s work on our perceptions of  Prince Edward Island, gender and memory were considered. See details.  (link to new page)

Conference Co-Chairs: Jean Mitchell ( and Simon Lloyd (

Program Chair: Benjamin Lefebvre (

Two excellent pre-Conference workshops were held, each led by a talented and popular figure in the Montgomery field: Trinna Frever’s Story, Identity, Cultural Memory: Oral Storytelling in the Literature Classroom. Deirdre Kessler lead a life-writing workshop entitled, Once Upon a Space: Memory and Place.

Some of the social highlights included:

  • Friday, June 22, the Conference attendees went on a trip to beautiful and historic St. John's Presbyterian Church, Belfast, where some of the Island's top musical talent played at the Songwriters' Circle, offered as part of the award-winning Festival of Small Halls. A short stop at a very special Montgomery site, Macphail House and Woods in Orwell, was also included.

  • Sunday, June 24, a beloved post-Conference tradition returned, with the “Montgomery Road Trip" to popular Montgomery sites on PEI's gorgeous North Shore, culminating with readings from some of the Island's best-loved poets at Montgomery's "hallowed ground," the Macneill Homestead site.