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

Venue: Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre

Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Oct 23, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 26, 2008
Registration Date: Oct 10, 2008
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We are pleased to announce that the University of Guelph will be hosting a conference next fall which will highlight the legacy of the Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Mark your calendars:
October 23 - 26, 2008
LMM Symposium
The Cultural Influence of Lucy Maud Montgomery
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

The University of Guelph is delighted to welcome you to the Lucy Maud Montgomery archive - the largest, most comprehensive and significant collection of archival material and personal artifacts documenting the life and works of this author. Highlights include her private journals, scrapbooks, handiwork, photographs, short stories, letters, and financial records. Countless international scholars have used the collection to produce a wide variety of scholarly works that not only focus on her published works, but that document the life of an early (woman) Canadian writer.

The university has undertaken an extensive digitization project to make its large collection of Montgomery memorabilia — including her private journals, scrapbooks, handiwork, photographs, and other records - more accessible to Montgomery scholars and fans everywhere. The symposium will offer the very first opportunity to explore the newly launched collections website, examine the archival collections first-hand, view an L.M. Montgomery exhibit at the University's art gallery, and listen to speakers who will explore her impact on readers, writers, and women in the 20th century. Join with Canada's foremost Montgomery scholars, biographers, enthusiasts, and fans to recognize her world-wide legacy and explore the nature of her creativity. This four day weekend event will include coach tours to view several of L.M. Montgomery's residences in Ontario, the opening of an art exhibit, film viewings, panel discussions, and scholarly presentations which will highlight author's contributions to literary and popular culture.


50 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario N1G 0A9

Additional Information

Price List Full Conference: $275.00 One-day Conference: $200.00 Student Conference Fee: $60.00 Formal Dinner: $100.00 Movie Night at the Bookshelf Cinema: $15.00 Bala Coach Tour: $65.00 Tour of Montgomery's homes: $65.00 ----------------------------------------- Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre The Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre is the lead sponsor and host hotel. Special room rates are available for conference participants: * Delta Room: $129 * Deluxe King Suite: $139