Dictionary Day, October 16

Editors Nova Scotia and The Bookmark, an independent bookstore in downtown Halifax, have partnered to salute Dictionary Day, October 16.

Although A Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1755 by Briton Samuel Johnson, Dictionary Day honours Noah Webster, who was born in Connecticut on this date in 1758 and is considered to have fathered the American dictionary.

Simon Winchester’s classic about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary, The Professor and the Madman, is a fascinating story. If you haven’t already read it, you can pick up a copy at The Bookmark!

Day trip to Wayzgoose


October 20, 2018. Wayzgoose is an annual publishing arts event hosted by Gaspereau Press in Kentville, NS.

On Saturday, October 20, we’re planning a group visit to Wayzgoose, the annual day-long festival celebrating the art and craft of printing, held at Gaspereau Press in Kentville, NS.

According to Wikipedia, “a wayzgoose was at one time an entertainment given by a master printer to his workmen each year on or about St Bartholomew’s Day (August 24). It marked the traditional end of summer and the start of the season of working by candlelight.”

The Gaspereau Press Wayzgoose will feature readings, presentations, informal and formal discussions, and an open house.

Julie Cochrane and Holly Edmonds experiment with embossing tools.
Guest printer Lindsay Schmittle (second from left) gave a presentation on her five-month trek of the Appalachian Trail and the art poster project it inspired. L–R Julie Cochrane, Lindsay, Jena Parsons, Holly Edmonds.
Jamie Serran, Holly Edmonds and Jena Parsons try their hand at book binding.
October 20, 2018. Wayzgoose is an annual publishing arts event hosted by Gaspereau Press in Kentville, NS.
Margaret MacQuarrie and Alex Scofield attended the Authors’ Salon at Wickwire House.
Margo Grant examines a drawer of lead type.
Jamie Serran pulls a proof on one of Gaspereau’s letterpresses.
Jena Parsons and Margaret MacQuarrie admire some of the many posters in the Gapereau Press printshop.
Margaret has a little advice.

Wolfville Editors’ Bunch (WEB) Lunch, September 26, 2018

Valerie Mansour, Julia Cochrane, Claudine LaForce, Alexandra Peace, Christa Bedwin
at The Noodle Guy, Port Williams


Wolfville Editors’ Bunch (WEB) will be holding their monthly lunch meeting Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:00 noon, at The Noodle Guy, 964 Main Street, Port Williams. Please RSVP Julie Cochrane by Sunday September 23.

Word on the Street Halifax

Margo Grant and Nicole Watkins Campbell staffing the Editors Nova Scotia table at Word On The Street, September 15, 2018
Nancy Holland and Meaghan Steeves


Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Halifax Central Library,  Editors Nova Scotia volunteers will be participating with Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association’s Blue Pencil Café. Pick up a list of available local editors at our table in the library plaza, or just drop by and say hello!