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Saskatoon, SK


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Snapshots of Life in Atlantic Canada

with Instructor Glorie Tebbutt

September 11 - November 6, 2018


While Nova Scotia was part of the original Confederation, Newfoundland was the last province to join Canada in 1949. This history is the backdrop for the three novels we will discuss: Amy McKay's The Birth House, Donna Morrissey's Downhill Chance, and Wayne Johnston's The Colony of Unrequited Dreams.

Set in Nova Scotia at the turn of the century, The Birth House, published in 2007, explores the experience of women who attempt to control their bodies during a time when institutional medical care is in its infancy.

There is a reason why Newfoundland is the only province to have a dictionary, Dictionary of Newfoundland English. The province is rich in a multitude of dialects and fascinating vocabulary found nowhere else in Canada. Newfoundland writer Donna Morrissey captures both in an imagined outpost community in the nineteenth century in her novel Downhill Chance, published in 2003.

And the outpost life depicted in Downhill Chance plays a role in Newfoundland writer Wayne Johnston's The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, published in 1998, which is narrated, in part, by a fictional Joey Smallwood who champions Confederation and plays a key role in the province joining Canada in 1949.

Program Dates:

Classes are scheduled for Tuesday afternoons, at 1:30 – 3:30 pm beginning September 11 and ending November 6, 2018.

The class will begin on Tuesday, September 11, but we will take a break for two weeks due to the paving of the parking lot at the Museum (gives you extra time to read), and we will resume meeting weekly on Tuesday, September 25 until Tuesday, November 6. Class time is from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

More Information:

Contact Glorie Tebbutt at



$171 for WDM Members
$190 for non-members

Class fees are due in advance of the first class of the session. If one cancels prior to a week before the beginning of the class, he/she will be fully refunded. If cancellation occurs within one week of the first class then only half of the fee will be refunded.


Contact the WDM Education Department at 306-931-1910.


Quote from a former student: “We learn so much from Glorie. Literature really comes alive. Lots of discussion and very humorous. A very talented teacher.”