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Launch of new books by Tom Dawe and Bernice Morgan

We were delighted to celebrate the release of new books by two of the province’s finest writers on October 25, 2015.The Dragon’s Song, a limited-edition, letterpress-printed novella by Bernice Morgan, featuring wood engravings and lithographs by Jennifer Morgan, and An Old Man’s Winter Night: Ghostly Tales by Tom Dawe, with wood cut illustrations by Veselina Tomova.The celebrations [...]

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Launch of Dave Paddon & Duncan Major's newest collaboration

Dave Paddon, Duncan Major, and Running the Goat Press celebrated the release ofThe Card Gameon Friday, September 25th7 pm – 8:30 pmat The WaterShed in Petty HarbourThere were light snacks, a cash-coffee/tea bar, fiddle tunes from Christina Smith and, of course, a recitation or two from Dave.

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Jack, the King of Ashes gets two major nominations

Congratulations to Darka Erdelji and Andy Jones, whose book Jack, the King of Ashes has been nominated for the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Illustrated Book. The joint nomination acknowledges the collaboration involved in creating illustrated books. The recipients of the awards will be announced on October 28th.Jack, the King of [...]

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Darka Erdelji’s Jack illustrations exhibited

In conjunction with the Thomas Raddall Symposium, Acadia University’s Art Gallery hosted “Image. Word. Design: Exploring Picture Book Illustration in Atlantic Canada.” The works of Molly Lamb Boback (NB), Brenda Jones (PEI), and Leonard Paul (NS) were featured along with that of our own Darka Erdelji (NL). The exhibition ran from July 9th [...]

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Congratulations to Joel Thomas Hynes

Hynes’s film adaptation of Say Nothing Saw Wood – “Cast No Shadow” – was nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Film and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film received six awards at last fall’s Atlantic Film Festival.Hynes’s novella Say Nothing Saw Wood was also shortlisted for the 2014 ReLit Award for Fiction and the [...]

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Halley Day in Tors Cove

August 2, 2014 was the 314th anniversary of the arrival of Edmond Halley (the astronomer and geophysicist for whom Halley’s comet was named) in Tors Cove, then Toads Cove. At the end of a prolonged scientific voyage, Halley came to Tors Cove looking for fresh water and wood, and was greeted with gunfire. Apparently, local [...]

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Grand Opening of the Printshop on June 29th, 2014

After months of settling in, we launched Running the Goat’s new workspace on Cove Road in Tors Covewith words and music and good spirits on Sunday, June 29th.There were printing demonstrations by Duncan Major and Rachel Dragland; readings by Bernice Morgan, Don McKay, Tom Dawe, Agnes Walsh, and Andy Jones; tunes from Rick West and [...]

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