The People’s Photo Album

The People’s Photo Album, the inaugural publication of HARP Publishing: The People’s Press , honours the Extension Department of St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) on its 90 th Anniversary.

This collection of 800+ black-and-white and colour photos gathered from more than 150 families and archives traces the cooperative arts across four generations of the Antigonish Movement, from Frs. Moses Coady’s and Jimmy Tompkins’ 1920’s resolve to offer adult education to ‘the masses’ to today’s global leadership of the Coady International Institute.

This coffee table art book appeals to museums and libraries, especially libraries within residential care communities and universities/community colleges that support adult education, social justice initiatives, and cooperative studies, including credit unions and social enterprises. It has also attracted the attention of organizations who are looking for that special retirement gift or recognition to a generous donor.

Often beyond the budget of individuals and non-profit/social enterprise organizations, HARP offers photo packages (individual pages) online for families and non-profits who contributed to the Album. These photo history packages are generating interest as part of genealogy research as well as individual gifts and for presentations/dedications. Individual photo pages 13 x 11 on Classic Linen are suitable for framing and available for $13 CDN. Photo packages are individually priced and include the back cover print of Kitchen Meeting sketched by Antigonish artist Adam Tragakis.

Some of the family/organization names include: Sisters of Saint Martha (CSM); Coady International Institute; Mount Cameron Experimental Farm (van de Wiel-Bekkers, Fleuren-Reijnen-Stangenberg-Hunter, Verschuren) SAFE; Park Bench Players;4-H; L'Arche and C.A.C.L; Antigonish Performing Arts; Theatre Antigonish; Peace by Chocolate; Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation (Prosper-Paul-Lafford-Poulette-Julian); CJFX and 989XFM; Bergengren Credit Union; Theatre Antigonish; Lochaber Growers; Murphy-Syperek; Nunn-McKenna; Phee-Gero-Salsman-Skinner-Elms; Tompkins-Miller; Braid-Wong-Turniawan-MacAulay; O'Hearn-Cameron; Thompson-Desjardins; Kyte-Steele-Laben; Laidlaw-MacMillan; MacDonald-Carty; P.D. MacDonald-O'Flaherty; Alex A. MacDonald-Tower; Coady-MacLean; Chiasson-Davies-Lynch; Riley-Fraser; Steinitz-Sikazwe.
I've Been There: Poems from a
Breast Cancer Survivor by Cathy Napier

Cathy Napier's pocket-sized book of her uplifting and colourfully illustrated poems (24 pages) was released in October 2019 to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Women Alike, ABreastaRiver, a breast cancer survivor dragon boat team formed in 1999 in New Glasgow, where Cathy lives.

The first 50 copies of I've Been There have been donated as a fundraiser for Women Alike, proving popular as a gift for survivors of breast cancer, for those living with cancer, and indeed for anyone who has been touched by cancer. Available online $12 CDN, with 15% of sales towards breast cancer charities.
Blood Work - Young Adult Fiction by
John Graham-Pole
John Graham-Pole's substantial publication history spans poetry, short stories, cancer research studies, arts-in-medicine, and medical memoir ( Journeys with a Thousand Heroes, 2018) but Blood Work is his first novel. Moraig ("Raig") is the feisty heroine in Blood Work, which recounts the struggles and triumphs in her transformative cancer journey: witness her near-death experience and her work as an arts-health volunteer, all with the backdrop of the Nova Scotia health care system. Original cover art of Moraig "before" and "after" by Eva Brunelle-Bertrand. John put his writing through a rigorous editorial process, the fruits of which are borne out in the foreword testimonials from these very editors, including this one from Ispeeta Ahmed, Teen reviewer, aged 14.

This phenomenal book perfectly depicts the life and death battle of a teen suffering with cancer, including humour, a beautiful romance and even elements of fantasy. All adults and adolescents alike should read this book—it is a great story with hard-hitting medical facts about cancer and amazing characters who show everyone just how precious life can be.

Also available on Amazon
Journeys with a Thousand Heroes: A Child Oncologist's Story
Journeys with a Thousand Heroes: A Child Oncologist's Story (Wising Up Press, 2018) - John Graham-Pole

This medical memoir, spanning 40 years of John Graham-Pole's career as a pediatric oncologist and art-medicine pioneer, is available through HARP and Amazon.

Dorothy Lander and John Graham-Pole
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