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Sessions and Speakers
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1. Language and Culture
2. Techniques and Technologies 1
3. Techniques and Technologies 2
4. Business and Career Building
5. Arts and Sciences
Robert MacNeil: Opening keynote speaker
Saturday, 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Donna Morrissey is the award-winning author of Kit's Law, Downhill Chance, What They Wanted, and Sylvanus Now, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. She recently wrote a children's book, Cross Katie Kross, illustrated by her daughter, Bridget. Her latest novel is The Deception of Livvy Higgs. Morrissey grew up in The Beaches, a small fishing outport in Newfoundland, and now lives in Halifax.
It has become a truism in the past decade that some of the most dynamic fiction in Canada originates with a handful of writers from the East Coast. Morrissey is one of those writers, different in their ways, but all firmly of their place, creating and defining that place and giving voice to it through fiction. But make no mistake, these are not regional or provincial writers. In fact, universal truths are often more likely to originate from the smaller lanes than the grand boulevards. Morrissey stands out for her descriptive powers, her wonderful turns of phrase and the inner complexities of her characters.
Updates on publication and certification initiatives
Sunday, 8:30 am – 9:00 am
In this plenary session, the chairs and directors of two key EAC initiatives provide information about the achievements and future plans for certification and the new Editing Canadian English.
Conference schedule at a glance
Sessions & speakers
Reception, banquet, special events
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Travel & arrival
Destination Nova Scotia
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