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!
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.
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.
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!