In this episode, host and producer Brenton Dickieson sits down digitally with Kate Scarth, Chair of L.M. Montgomery Studies at the University of Prince Edward Islands and Alyssa Gillespie, editorial assistant for The Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies. In discussing our family holiday traditions and our favourite Montgomery Christmas scenes, we also visit with the technical director of the MaudCast, Kristy McKinney. With eggnog lattes in our hands and red currant wine in our hearts, the MaudCast team toasts this strange year that was with hopes for the years to come. The episode concludes with Brenton’s reading of “Christmas at Red Butte,” Montgomery’s prairie Christmas story, and one that reminds us of the importance of family and self-sacrifice--even in the midst of adversity, isolation, and distance from the ones we love. Merry Christmas!


Show Notes

The MaudCast is the podcast of the L.M. Montgomery Institute. In the MaudCast’s quest to discover cutting edge scholarship about the life and works of Lucy Maud Montgomery, we welcome to the microphone leading academics, emerging scholars, local researchers, and imaginative readers and writers from around the world. Hosted by Dr. Brenton Dickieson, we broadcast from the beautiful campus of the University of Prince Edward Island. 

The MaudCast Team

Host and Founding Producer: Brenton Dickieson

Founding Co-Producer: Kate Scarth

Technical Director: Kristy McKinney

Visual Design: Heidi Haering

Web Coordinator: Melanie J. Fishbane

Researcher: Alyssa Gillespie

Researcher: Darriel Rolle


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Contact Information for the L.M. Montgomery Literary Society 


Susato’s “Selection from The Danserye: III. Les Quatre Branle” performed by the UPEI Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Karem J Simon, available for purchase here:

Rilla of Ingleside Readathon:


Closing quotation: “lovely quote here with reference”


Special thanks to the Robertson Library at UPEI and all of our community partners.

The MaudCast is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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