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Visiting Artist: Abigail Rorer

We were delighted to have Abigail Rorer, a renowned wood engraver from Massachusetts, and proprietor of The Lone Oak Press, spend ten days in the printshop this July, while she worked on a small book on gannets. Abbie first came to Newfoundland in August 2010 to do a month-long residency at St. Michael's Printshop in [...]

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Letterpress Fundamentals: A two-day workshop with Tara Bryan this August

We had such a great time with this workshop in June, we've decided to offer it again this year.Interested in learning the basics of letterpress printing from one of Newfoundland and Labrador's finest printers? Join Tara Bryan, acclaimed printer and book artist, for a terrific two-day workshop here in Tors Cove. When: Saturday and Sunday, [...]

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The Queen of Paradise's Garden comes to Tors Cove

It's become an annual tradition: Andy Jones, Mary-Lynn Bernard and Monique Tobin bring their utterly charming puppet adaption of The Queen of Paradise's Garden, a Newfoundland Jack tale, to the Five Island Art Gallery in Tors Cove.Join us again this year for a wonderful afternoon as Jack travels three miles this side of the end [...]

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Running the Goat announces a new book by Lori Doody

You may well know Lori Doody as a wonderfully talented printmaker, and that she definitely is.  But Lori has been delving into the world of children's picture books recently, and has come up with a fabulous one.  We're so excited to announce that her first book Capelin Weather will be published next spring.  Watch the website [...]

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Running the Goat announces a new book by Sheree Fitch

We're utterly delighted to announce that Running the Goat will be publishing a new book by acclaimed children's author Sheree Fitch next spring.  Part poetry, part prose, and all fun, this wonderful story will win the hearts of readers young and old.  Polly MacCauley's Finest, Divinest, Wooliest Gift of All will feature artwork by Darka Erdelji.Watch [...]

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Coming soon from Running the Goat: JACK AND THE GREEN MAN

Acclaimed duo Andy Jones and Darka Erdelji are back with their fifth Newfoundland Jack tale.Jack o’ Hearts is the top card player in the parish and is feeling pretty sure of himself. When a mysterious green stranger challenges him to a card game with higher than high stakes—well, Jack can’t resist. Sure, he’s [...]

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Coming soon from Running the Goat: RALPH, FLYING HOUND

Dave Paddon is well known for his wonderfully witty recitations, several of which RTG has published as letterpress-printed chapbooks. Ralph, Flying Hound is Dave's first full-length book, however, and his first children's book, and it's a dandy one. Newcomer alex kolano has created delightful illustrations that perfectly complement this hilaroius "dog bites helicopter" tale. Designer Veselina [...]

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Launch of the Ferryland Visitor

Very excited to be celebrating the publication of The Ferryland Visitor: A mysterious tale by Charis Cotter, with artwork by Gerald Squires on Saturday, June 18th at the Gerald L. Squires Gallery on Prescott Street in St. John's.The launch runs from 2 pm til 4 pm.  There will be storytelling by Charis Cotter, music from [...]

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Tara Bryan: Book builder extraordinaire

Tara Bryan is a painter and book artist who has been making books for more than 30 years. She created the illustrations and the design for April's featured publication Notes (toward a poem about play). When she read Don Austin's poem, Tara realized that, when published as a book, the poem should be something that [...]

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Raddall Symposium on Atlantic Canadian Literature, July 2015

Last July, Andy Jones, Darka Erdelji and Marnie Parsons were delighted to attend, and participate in, the 9th Thomas Raddall Symposium on Atlantic Canadian Literature, held at Acadia University in Wolfville, NS.  The symposium, organized by Andrea Schwenke Wyle, Sue Fisher and Vivian Howard, focused on the ideas of Child, Youth and Place.  Darka's illustrations were [...]

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