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Posts by Elizabeth Johnston

Hey Boo

Your first novel is a runaway bestseller. How do you top that? What if it was just luck? Do you even want to attempt another novel? These kinds of questions no doubt plague anyone who finds themselves in the enviable position of instant success. Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee, two American writers of considerable note, struggled with that exact quandary. Their stories are featured in two separate documentaries showing during the International Festival of Films on Art.

Authors Inspiring Scholars

Last week, the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures held its conference in Montreal.  Primarily an academic conference, it also included literary readings and…

Shorts Season

“Death is imminent; so you might as well.” This may be the best advice overheard at The Short Film Festival and Symposium held last week in…

Reel Talent Under 25

Fringing doesn’t only mean drinking St. Ambroise beer in between bouts of burlesque, sensuous skits and thrilling theatre. It’s also about catching the best of the…