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Book/Author: November 2012 Archives

Winter's Tale - Susan Gillis and Stephanie Bolster

WintersTalesPoster3.jpgTwo distinguished poets are visiting PEI today. Susan Gillis is a Halifax native who now teaches English in Montreal. She's received high praise for her love poems but her latest collection The Rapids explores the more turbulent passages in our lives. With her today is Stephanie Bolster who teaches writing in Montreal. She's a governor-general's award winner. Her latest book is called A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth.

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Gerry Dee - Teaching It's Harder Than It Looks

GerryDeeBookBG3.jpgGerry Dee is a very funny guy, and if you go by his show, Mr. D, he was a pretty lousy teacher before he gave that career up to go into comedy full-time. Well I don't know if the show is EXACTLY true-to-life. Gerry's new book "Teaching: it's harder than it looks" delves into all sorts of challenges in the teaching profession. Sex-ed class. Teaching kids you KNOW are smarter than you are. Gerry Dee has a show tomorrow night at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown. He spoke with Karen Mair.

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Bully Book - Doretta Groenendyk

BullyBookDorettaGroenendyk.jpgEven though this is anti-bullying week in Canada, not a day goes by when we don't hear or see examples of bullying. On the internet, in the schoolyard, the workplace and in the legislature. An artist, writer and teacher has pooled her creativity to approach bullying with a picture book. Karen Mair reached Doretta Groenendyk at her home in Annapolis, Nova Scotia.

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