Stories by Lance Woolaver

  • Review of Maud Lewis: The Heart on the Door by Elissa Barnard, Local Xpress

    Maud Lewis: The Heart on the Door is new biography that’s ‘dark at every turn’ Lance Woolaver’s new 500-page book is an in-depth look at the painful and impoverished life of Nova Scotia’s most famous folk artist. 343 Apr 2, 2017 2:16 PM by: Elissa Barnard Maud Lewis depicted a colourful rural life in paintings that she […]


    Herewith latest photo of writer Lance Woolaver with a dozen fine searun Brook (Speckled) Trout caught in stream near Centreville, Digby County, Digby Neck in 1958. All caught on one streamer (wet) fly Mickey Finn, red and yellow.


      Lance Woolaver, playwright and author will be at Zwicker’s Gallery, Halifax this Saturday with a few last copies of the new Maud Lewis biography The Heart on the Door.  Lance will also be on hand to sign copies of his hit play Maud Lewis: World Without Shadows, as produced by the CBC, Neptune Theatre, […]


    Watch for an upcoming Global TV segment on the recent interest in Maud Lewis and Nova Scotia folk art.  Interviews were conducted on April 5 and 6 by Ross Lord, Atlantic Correspondent to News at Six.  

  • Portia to Be Produced in Ontario

    Portia, Lance Woolaver’s hit musical about the great Nova Scotian contralto, Portia White, is being produced in August at the Victoria Playhouse in Pretrolia, Ontario.  David Hogan, the Stratford director, will direct.  The play opens on August 15, 2017.  This is the third production of the play.

  • Spencer Books Ships Books to Maud’s Family

    Spencer Books, publishers of the biography Maud Lewis:  The Heart on the Door, has shipped four copies to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the famous Nova Scotian folk artist, Maud Lewis.  The connection was made through John Muise, Maud’s great-grandchild, who is distributing the books in Ontario.  John is the grandchild of Paul Muise of […]

  • Easter Book Signing

    Halifax author, Lance Woolaver will be signing his new book, Maud Lewis the Heart on the Door, at Zwicker’s Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Easter weekend. Check this website for exact times. The first edition of Lance’s biography of the famous Nova Scotia folk artist has now sold out. “We were very happy with the response […]

  • Winding River Gallery – The Heart on the Door

    Winding River Gallery of Stewiacke The Winding River Gallery of Stewiacke, Nova Scotia will host a reading and book signing of Lance Woolaver’s new biography of Maud Lewis on Saturday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m.  The monumental biography MAUD LEWIS: The Heart on the Door is the first complete biography of the famous Nova Scotia […]


    MAUD LEWIS AT NOCTURNE, HALIFAX 6:00 p.m.  Friday, October 14, 2016 Zwicker’s Gallery, 5415 Doyle Street, Halifax, N.S. Exhibition of Maud Lewis Rarities Reading and Exhibit of Maud Lewis Pictures Free to Fans of Maud Lewis. MAUD LEWIS – THE HEART ON THE DOOR Short Reading by Lance Woolaver from his new full-length biography MAUD […]