My sister and I have an illustrated story book (sixteen original paintings!) coming out with Acorn Press on Prince Edward Island! The story is about two sisters in Virginia who travel to PEI after their mother reads them Anne of Green Gables. Exploring the Land of Anne, six-year-old Elspeth and eleven-year-old Willa discover something new and powerful about reading and imagining.
Please join us for our book launch!
Twenty-five years ago today (April 26, 1993) we launched the L.M. Montgomery Institute at UPEI with a huge “hooray”!
Betsy will be featured again as a keynote speaker at the13th biennial L.M. Montgomery Institute’s International Conference, L.M. Montgomery and Reading (June 21-24, 2018).
I was a keynote speaker in Leaskdale, Ontario, at the conference Celebrating a Canadian Patriot: Lucy Maud Montgomery (October 20-22, 2017), and my paper was “Capturing Canada: L.M. Montgomery’s Career of Creating Place.” Jowi Taylor, with his Six Street Nation guitar that tells the story of Canada, was there and Rosalee Peppard, creator of a wonderful musical tribute to Montgomery, performed. Barbara Pratt, one of the conference organizers, snapped this picture of me holding Jowi Taylor’s special guitar.
Betsy pictured at the book signing during UPEI Reunion Weekend.