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Twilight Author Inspired by Anne

One of the current bestseller phenomenon's is the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. The series has grabbed the attention of young female readers in particular (something in common with the books of LMM) and led to a major new motion picture. What would be the common thread between the Anne series and a romance series about vampires? According to Meyer:

From Canada to the World: The Cultural Influence of Lucy Maud Montgomery

The University of Guelph will be hosting a three day Lucy Maud Montgomery conference from October 23 to 25, 2008 in celebration of 100 years of Anne of Green Gables. The conference is aptly titled "From Canada to the World: the Cultural Influence of Lucy Maud Montgomery" - it will celebrate the author's life and influence on Canada and the world.

Montgomery's Birthday Celebration as Fun as it was Informative

Students from six different elementary school classes gathered at Green Gables November 28th, 29th, and 30th to celebrate L.M. Montgomery's birthday. Montgomery was born November 30th, 1874 in New London (formerly known as Clifton), PEI. Students participated in a tour of the site, as well as a creative activity inside. We would like to thank the Green Gables staff for their incredible work during these very busy days!

Changes to English Grammar Online

(Course Website) Would you like to improve your written communication skills? English Grammar Online is a non-credit course designed for educators, professionals, business people, and all those wishing to refresh their knowledge of the technical aspects of writing. Now you can register for this course when it works best for you instead of waiting for a session to begin.

New Release On DVD!

In 1975 the BBC aired their film adaptation of Anne of Avonlea starring Kim Braden as Anne Shirley and Barbara Hamilton as Marilla Cuthbert. This version had been considered lost until recently. We have just learned that this long lost film is going to be released on DVD on September 5! We'd like to thank Benjamin Lefebvre for the good news. The DVD is available from AMAZON.

New book by Dr. Epperly Successfully Launched

Dr. Elizabeth Rollins Epperly's new book, Through Lover's Lane: L.M. Montgomery's Photography and Visual Imagination (2007, University of Toronto Press) was launched April 26th at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown. This latest book from Dr. Epperly has been highly anticipated by Montgomery scholars.

The New Anne Has Been Chosen!

The new Anne for the upcoming production of Anne and Gilbert has been selected! From July 15th-September 5th at the Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre, Islander Rebecca Parent will take the stage as the imaginative Anne Shirley.

Avery Scholarship

Every year the L.M. Montgomery Institute awards a $1,000 scholarship to an island student entering their first year of the Faculty of Arts at UPEI and planning to major in English. Established by the owners of Cavendish Figurines Ltd., this scholarship is named after the fictional Avery Scholarship in Anne of Green Gables. Anne, with much hard work and determination, wins the coveted scholarship, which opens up new educational possibilities. The recipient of the real scholarship will be chosen in the basis of an essay in response to ONE of three questions.


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