My literary pilgrimage

What a treat to be featured on Project Bookmark’s Literary Pilgrimages series. Please visit me there as I recall a 1970s camping trip to PEI, where I first discovered L.M. Montgomery (and red wine!). Who knew then that I would one day blog at Blog of Green Gables? Thanks to Miranda Hill (who was my guest a couple of weeks back) for the invitation.

By the way, Project Bookmark is a Canadian charity that exists to mark the places where the real and imagined landscapes meet. The group places text from stories and poems on poster-sized plaques or “Bookmarks” and installs them in the exact physical locations where literary scenes are set.



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5 responses to “My literary pilgrimage

  1. Marilyn

    I read your story about the PEI camping trip. Looking back on it, It was a fun trip even though we had so many setbacks like flat tires and failed bakes and pneumonia.

  2. Mona

    Ooh, I love the idea of Project Bookmark! Sounds like a fantastic charity, will definitely have to check it out. Thanks for letting us know.

  3. Lenny

    Hi K,
    If you get the chance I think you would find Stacey May Fowles article in this month’s Walrus, “A Girl’s Life” interesting. Though more related to your own work and the way in which Can Lit expresses the painful rite of passage of girls, Anne of Green Gables is featured along with some revealing quotes from L.M. Montgomery about her main character. Like so many others Anne’s journey begins in hardship, sails on the wings of hope and ends in “complacent surrender” to which Montgomery adds, “but if the path set before her feet was to be narrow she knew that flowers of quiet happiness would bloom along it.”

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