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In Memoriam: Roderick J. Macdonald (1951-2017)

The LMMI sends its condolences to the family of Roderick J. Macdonald, who passed away over the weekend. Roderick was the son of Ruth and Stuart Macdonald and L.M. Montgomery's grandson. The funeral details are below:  

https://www.arbormemorial.ca/gftompkins-township/obituaries/macdonald-roderick-j-/6509/​

 

 

 

You're Invited: Anne of Green Gables Read-a-Long

 ImageIn 2018 Anne of Green Gables will turn 110 years old and the LMMI will celebrate its 25th birthday and hold its 13th Annual Biennial Conference, L.M. Montgomery and Reading.  It is the perfect time to revisit Montgomery’s classic novel in a Read-a-long.

In Memoriam: David Cameron Macdonald (1943-2017)

ImageThe LMMI was deeply saddened to hear about the death of L.M. Montgomery's grandson, David Cameron Macdonald. David was a longtime supporter of the Institute. In April 2002, he and his sister Catherine donated 18 books that belonged to their father, Chester Cameron Macdonald, which is now part of the Macdonald Collection.

Elizabeth Rollins Epperly on Her New Memoir: Power Notes

The LMMI is honoured to have this exclusive post by our longtime member and founder of the institute, Dr. Elizabeth Rollins Epperly, who discusses three reasons why she decided to write and publish her memoir, Power Notes: Leadership By Analogy. Epperly was the fourth president of UPEI and was the first student to register at the newly amalgamated UPEI in 1969. A native of Virginia, she came to Canada because of her love for L.M. Montgomery's writing. She is a scholar, curator, and author. Some of her books include, The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass: L.M. Montgomery's Heroine's and the Pursuit of Romance (2014), Imagining Anne: The Island Scrapbooks of L.M. Montgomery (2008), and Through Lover's Lane: L.M. Montgomery's Photography and Visual Imagination (2007). You can find out more about her at https://elizabethepperly.com.

LMMI Interviews: Andrea McKenzie interviews author Melanie Fishbane

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Andrea McKenzie, former Visiting Scholar of the LMMI, sat down with author and Montgomery scholar Melanie Fishbane in Toronto to discuss her novel, Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery.  Published by Penguin, Melanie's novel hit bookstores on 25 April 2017.  Join in on the fascinating discussion between these two Montgomery scholars. 

In Memoriam: John Macneill (1930-2017)

All of us at the LMMI were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of our dear friend, John Macneill.  Sending Jennie Macneill and her family our sympathies. Mary Beth Cavert from the L.M. Montgomery Literary Society wrote this lovely obituary about John and I share it with you now.

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In Memoriam: Ruth Macdonald


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The LMMI was saddened to hear about Ruth Macdonald’s death this week. A passionate supporter of L.M. Montgomery studies, Ruth was one of the first people contacted about the Institute and was present at its first launch party, as well as many of our biennial conferences throughout the years.

We Are Looking For: Chair, L.M. Montgomery Studies & Communication, Leadership, and Culture - Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Prince Edward Island welcomes applications for the inaugural Chair in L.M. Montgomery Studies and Communication, Leadership, and Culture.  This competition consists of two appointments. 

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