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Maud, a novel inspired by the life of L.M. Montgomery, was released today. It is described as “a young novel about fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery – Maud to her friends – (who) has a dream to go to college and become a writer, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott.” The book’s author, Melanie Fishbane holds an M.F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and an M.A. in History from Concordia University. Maud is her first novel.

Published by Penguin Teen, the hardcover sells for $17.99







A day in the life ….it’s worth the drive to Uxbridge. On April 29th, plan to visit Blue Heron Books and have your picture taken with Anne of Green Gables or with Kate Macdonald-Butler, Montgomery’s grand-daughter who will be in the store from 1 – 3 pm helping them  celebrate Author for Indies Day. Complete your day with a visit to the Leaskdale site open from 1 – 5 pm.









When I asked the ladies who attended a Tea and Tour yesterday at the site the name of their book club, they replied, “We don’t have a name for our Book Club but we have been reading together for 14 years.” Pictured here at the Historic Leaskdale Church enjoying tea and scones, is Mary Donnelly, 2nd from the right, with her Book Club for 14 years members & friends…






























Jennifer Carroll returns to the stage as Lucy Maud Montgomery for one show only at the Heliconian Club in Toronto – women supporting, championing and providing inspiration in the arts. This special event begins at 6:15 p.m. with refreshments and a cash bar. The performance starts at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Jocelyn Paul at 416.708.7668 or visit their website by clicking on the following:

We hope to see you there!




Saturday, October 29 is the date for this year’s L.M.M. Day, celebrating poetry in honour of the 100th anniversary of The Watchmen and Other Poems. Please visit our Calendar of Events for this year’s agenda and registration information. We hope to see you there!




The Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario and The Friend’s Circle Quilt Group presents Maud’s Circle Of Friends Biennial Quilt Show the weekend of September 3 and 4, from 10:00 am to 4pm at the Historic Leaskdale Church.The weekend will bring a wonderful show of quilts from York, Durham and the Kawarthas. Admission is $5. Enjoy a lunch in our tearoom consisting of sandwiches and homemade pie!




Thursday, August 18 @ 7:30, the play Maud of Leaskdale opened at the Historic Leaskdale Church and exited with a thunderous applause! There are only 5 shows remaining for this season, so please book your tickets now @ 905-862-0808 or visit our Calendar of Events page for show dates and other ticket purchase options.

Thursday, August 25, a special dinner theatre has been added with an authentic P.E.I. dinner available for your enjoyment prior to the evening’s performance.












Bonnie Thomson of Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery in Port Perry hosted an inspirational luncheon July 13 discussing her artistic endeavours throughout her career. Through the Looking Glass, one such endeavour, has brought Bonnie to the Historic Leaskdale Church to renew its historic stained glass windows. In the photo, Bonnie speaks to a captive luncheon audience, explaining the painstaking process involved in the stained glass restoration.











Members of the LMMSO attended the 12th Biennial L. M. Montgomery Institute International Conference entitled, L.M. Montgomery and Gender at the University of Prince Edward Island June 23 – 26. Such an incredible collection of Montgomery research from around the globe. For a complete rundown of the days’ events, please follow this link:









This year’s presenter, Gwen Layton, with L. M. Montgomery’s granddaughter, Kate Macdonald-Butler, the Lieutenant Governor of P.E. I., the Honourable H. Frank Lewis, and his wife Dorothy.










I cannot remember the time when I was not writing, or when I did not mean to be an author image


~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

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