Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jane Urquhart - author reading

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 7th, as famed Canadian author Jane Urquhart will be reading from her recent biography of Lucy Maud Montgomery at the Keshen Goodman Public Library.

Published as part of Penguin Books' Extraordinary Canadians series, the biography L.M. Montgomery is a truly fascinating look into the personal and professional life of one of Canada's earliest literary superstars.

Author Urquhart, a longtime passionate admirer of Montgomery, is aptly able to convey the remarkable achievements of her subject. Achievements all the more notable, given the challenges facing a female author in turn of the century Prince Edward Island.

Surprises do abound in the book, as readers will also discover a darker, dysfunctional side to Montgomery's personal life.

To whet your aural appetite for our April 7th reading, here is an insightful audio interview with Jane Urquhart by literary journalist Nigel Beale.

Special thanks to co-sponsors, Canada Council for the Arts.

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