Halifax, Nova Scotia

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Halifax Central Library | 10am - 3pm

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2019 Word on the Street Halifax Schedule

WoTS Halifax Festival Line-Up Updates as of September 1st.
 
 

Nova Scotia Moments

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Dr. Paul Bennett – Turning Points: 15 Pivotal Moments in Nova Scotia’s History

Paul Bennett tells the history of Nova Scotia through 15 key turning points. From Nova Scotia’s problems with Confederation to wartime Halifax, the Springhill Mining Disaster, Viola Desmond and Ray Ivany’s ‘Now or Never’ report, Bennett recounts these decisive moments that have shaped the province’s destiny.

With rarely seen photography, Bennett shows how these turning points helped define the Nova Scotia we live in today. Each episode helped forge the province’s identity, change its trajectory, and shape its collective sense of purpose.

Dr. Paul W. Bennett, Ed.D. is a Halifax author, education policy researcher, and well-known news commentator. He is director of Schoolhouse Institute, founding Chair of researchED Canada, and the author of nine books. His blog, Educhatter, was honoured in 2018 with the Gold Medal as Top Education Blog in Canada.

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Vernon Oickle – More Ghost Stories of Nova Scotia

Are you still afraid of things that go bump in the night? Do you still think someone is watching you even though no one is there? Do doors and windows still open and close on their own? Do you still see people in your home even though you know you are alone? If you answer yes to even one of these questions, then More Ghost Stories of Nova Scotia will make you feel not alone.

Picking up where 2015’s Ghost Stories of Nova Scotia left off, veteran ghost story teller Vernon Oickle brings to life more of Nova Scotia’s intriguing tales of the paranormal, many of which have never been shared before.

Vernon Oickle is an international award-winning journalist, editor and writer. He is the author of 30 books, including Red Sky at Night, Nova Scotia Outrageous Outhouse Reader, Strange Nova Scotia and Ghost Stories of Nova Scotia. Maritime folklore, superstitions and traditions are his passion.

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Michael de Adder – You Might Be From Nova Scotia If…

Michael de Adder is a singular talent. Among Canadian and American elite cartoonists, de Adder is regarded as one of North America’s great artists. He has won the American Association for Editorial Cartooning Golden Spike Award and has been nominated for a Reuben. In addition to The Chronicle Herald, de Adder draws for the Toronto Star and is the cartoonist of record for the (Parliament) Hill Times. His work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Vanity Fair, and The Guardian, among many others. He is the author of four bestselling books.

 

About the book

You Might Be From Nova Scotia If … is a delightful, illustrated romp through this one-of-a-kind place. From one of the most celebrated cartoonists in the country, Michael de Adder delivers his unique take on Canada’s most unique province, tickling the funny bone on every page. As de Adder proves, Nova Scotia is proud of who it is and likes nothing better than a good laugh.