LMMI Dr. Elizabeth R. Epperly Award for Outstanding Early Career Paper

I was thrilled when the L.M. Institute committee, in celebrating its 25th anniversary and unbeknownst to me, decided to name one of its new awards in my honour!  This photograph, by Anne Victoria Photography, shows the adjudicating committee and first recipient for the first-ever ” Dr. Elizabeth R. Epperly Award for Outstanding Early Career Paper.”

-Betsy

L.M. Montgomery Conference 2018

photo credit: Anne Victoria Photography

From left to right:  Dr. Emily Woster, conference co-chair and Visiting Scholar of the LMMI; the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of PEI; myself; Dr. Laura Robinson, conference co-chair and past LMMI Visiting Scholar; Bonnie Tulloch, University of British Columbia, first award recipient; Dr. Kate Scarth, UPEI Chair of L.M. Montgomery Studies, Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture.

Book Signing at the L.M. Montgomery Institute conference

Three long-time Montgomery scholars and authors celebrate books and reading at the 13th biennial international L.M. Montgomery Institute conference at UPEI in Charlottetown, PEI, on June 22, 2018: Drs. Elizabeth Waterston, Mary Rubio, and Elizabeth Epperly. The theme of the conference was “L.M. Montgomery and Reading.” Elizabeth Waterston was signing copies of her recent book Readying Rilla and Betsy was signing copies of Power Notes: Leadership by Analogy and the children’s book illustrated by her sister (Carolyn Epperly) Summer in the Land of Anne.

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The Macneill Homestead Joins Canada’s Literary Trail

Jennie Macneill and I make sure — through a Project Bookmark plaque — people know that the Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish Home, also featured in the children’s book Carolyn and I launched on May 2nd, is recognized as the magical place readers know it to be. More to come.

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/opinion/letter-to-the-editor/opinion-joining-canadas-literary-trail-219652/

-Betsy

Please Join us for the Launch of Summer in the Land of Anne!

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!

-Betsy

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