Finnigan (Mackenzie), Joan

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FINNIGAN (MACKENZIE), Joan. Also writes as Michelle Bedard. Canadian, b. 1925. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Children's fiction, Plays/Screenplays, Poetry, Area studies, Children's non-fiction, History, Travel/Exploration, Biography. Career: Poet, playwright, and oral historian. Former schoolteacher and journalist. Publications: POETRY: Through the Glass Darkly, 1963; A Dream of Lilies, 1965; Entrance to the Greenhouse, 1968; In the Brown Cottage on Loughborough Lake, 1970; It Was Warm and Sunny When We Set Out, 1970; Living Together, 1976; A Reminder of Familiar Faces, 1978; This Series Has Been Discontinued, 1980; The Watershed Collection, 1988; Wintering Over, 1992; Second Wind: Second Sight, 1998. PLAYS: The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar, 1969; Songs from Both Sides of the River, 1987; Wintering Over, 1988. ORAL HISTORY: Some of the Stories I Told You Were True, 1981; Laughing All the Way Home, 1984; Legacies, Legends and Lies, 1985; Tell Me Another Story, 1988; Tallying the Tales of the Old-Timers, 1999. OTHER: (as Michelle Bedard) Canada in Bed, 1967; Kingston: Celebrate This City, 1976; I Come from the Valley, 1976; Canadian Colonial Cooking, 1976; Giants of Canada's Ottawa Valley, 1981; Look! The Land Is Growing Giants (children's), 1983; Finnigan's Guide to the Ottawa Valley, 1988; The Dog That Wouldn't Be Left Behind (children's), 1989; Old Scores; New Goals, a History of the Ottawa Senators, 1891-1992, 1992; Lisgar Collegiate Institute, 1843-1993 (history), 1993; Witches, Ghosts and Loups-Garous (scary tales), 1994; Dancing at the Crossroads (fiction), 1995; Down the Unmarked Roads (fiction), 1996; Life along the Opeongo Line (history), 2004. Address: Moore Farm, Hambly Lake, Hartington, ON, Canada K0H 1W0.