Teen writers inspired by author-mentors; children leaping and singing and playing games with words; lawn chairs and sun hats turned out for Canada's best reading their works at the Memorial Garden at  River John Legion: these are cultural  highlights on Nova scotia's North Shore. Bookmark this website for updates on the annual Read by the Sea festival and its associated projects and programs.   
Centre Stage 2019

Calling all book lovers! July 6th, 2018 Grab your lawn chairs and gather 'round the Gazebo in the River John Legion Memorial Gardens to listen to readings and interviews with this year's featured authors.


WordPlay 2019:


Children have lots of fun with words, activities and music --  at Mable Murple's Dreamery with featured presenters.



Writing on Fire

A full day of workshops for aspiring teenaged writers in grades 7-12.

The program builds through the school year in preparation for the workshop day:  talk to your English teacher. For Registration please click here

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