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Artist and Author Joan Levy Earle Mann to donate book to CCVS Author’s Shelf

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Artist and Author Joan Levy Earle Mann to donate book to CCVS Author’s Shelf
Artist and author Joan Levy Earle Mann visited Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School (CCVS) yesterday to offer a workshop called Birth of a Book, to the Writer’s Craft class, as well as to donate her book Jack’s Farm to the Author’s Shelf in the Battista Library.

Cornwall - November 24, 2011 - Artist and author Joan Levy Earle Mann visited Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School (CCVS) yesterday to offer a workshop called “Birth of a Book,” to the Writer’s Craft class, as well as to donate her book Jack’s Farm to the Author’s Shelf in the Battista Library.

Levy Earle Mann talked to students about how she has dealt with the struggle of rejection slips, as well as the perseverance required to take a manuscript from the first blank page to the final proofs.

She encouraged students to follow their dreams. She’s a firm believer in writing about one's daily trek. She also believes that her writing helped her thrive and perhaps survive. In her school years, she lived in three provinces and attended fifteen schools. Her father was a master at opening new stores and the family went along.

Jack’s Farm recounts the story of her late husband, Jack Earle, a CCVS graduate, and his trials and tribulations to revive an area farm and farmhouse.

This is Levy Earle Mann’s tenth book. She is currently working on a new book about Kyte's Stationers store, a 100-year-old Pitt Street treasure.

The Battista Library Author’s Shelf was established at the 200th CCVS Anniversary Celebration to display the works of CCVS graduates or community members.

A former Cornwallite now living in Toronto, Levy Earle Mann works as Associate Editor of The Messenger magazine.

Also, Levy Earle Mann is mostly a self-taught artist, but received several years of guidance from former CCVS art teacher Grace MacLeod.


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