Mount Saint Vincent
University communications instructor and author Janice Landry has been named
the 2017 Port Bickerton Lighthouse Artist-in-Residence. Janice’s residency will
consist of a two-week term this summer to be spent in the historic lightkeeper’s
cottage in Port Bickerton on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore during which she will continue
work on her latest project.
“Following an artistic tradition that dates back over one hundred years, the
Port Bickerton and Area Planning Association’s Artist-in-Residence Programme .
. . is designed to offer a period of quiet seclusion and reflection to
established artists working on their craft. It offers a time to re-group from
busy schedules with uninterrupted time for creative exploration and
experimentation.” (http://www.portbickertonlighthouse.ca/artist-in-residence-program/) This year’s competition garnered applications from artists across Atlantic
Already the author of four books (one set to launch in the fall of 2017), Janice
has been a professional writer, journalist and producer for the past 30 years,
including many years as a reporter and anchor with CTV News and today at the helm
of her own production company Groundhog Productions.
Janice began teaching at the Mount more than 15 years ago – a role she values
for the opportunity to engage with students and support them on their academic
and professional journeys.
Said Janice on the news of her award, “I am humbled to be the winner. I would
like to express my deep gratitude to the selection committee for this huge
Congratulations, Janice! We wish you a wonderful residency this summer.
(Photo credit: Shannon MacIntyre)