Credit Michael Hagenbuch

Thank you to everyone who helped make Read by the Sea 2019 a wonderful 20th anniversary celebration!


They include our authors Jessica Scott Kerrin and Art Slade at WordPlay, plus Kevin Major, Colin Campbell, Mayann Francis, Allan Cooper and Elizabeth Hay on the Main Stage; our musicians Rainbow Express, Anna Plaskett and company, Matt Kenny and Jon Raven; our MCs Sheree Fitch and A.J. Johnson; moderators and interviewers John Ashton, Lana MacEachern and Trecia Schell; our sound manager Ron MacNutt; our social media wizards Samantha Allan, Sarah Butland, Hendrik Hirsch; members of Atlantic Publishing Marketing Association for their participation in Pitch the Publisher; and to our many, many hard-working volunteers. 


Thank you to our venue hosts, sponsors, and community partners:  Mabel Murple's Book Shoppe & Dreamery, Caldera Distilleries, River John Legion, River John Fire Hall, River John Library, St. John's Hall, River John and Area Heritage Museum, Canada Council for the Arts, Province of Nova Scotia, Penguin Random House Canada, Pictou Antigonish Regional Library, Pictou County Writers' Group (New and Experienced), regional book clubs who take part in PageTurners, Coles Books, 4H.... and we may be forgetting someone. 

And of course, thank you to YOU, our enthusiastic audience! 

Please watch this space for information about Read by the Sea 2020!


This website will be under renovations for a period.  Please be patient during the transition. 

Looking for the perfect gift??

Buy your special someone a beautiful Read By The Sea Print!  

Available for purchase by contacting Cathy MacLean at (902) 351-2552

(Please note the photo of our poster shown here includes a watermark that is not on the actual posters)



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