The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick is delighted to announce the launch of its first-ever mentorship program for New Brunswick writers.
It runs from March 1 until July 31, 2015 and is free for the qualifying participant.
The program pairs one emerging writer with one established writer, helping the mentee to hone her or his skills in the craft and business of writing.Read More»
Joseph Koot, of Dorchester Cape, recently released Europe, One Step at a Time, which describes his 6000-km (post-retirement) hike across Europe.
He was assaulted and storm-bound but also enjoyed friendliness, incredible scenery, and freedom of the trail.
This book complements his childhood memoir Looking for Bill, Finding Myself. His childhood led to the hike and the hike helped him come to terms with his childhood.
WFNB director Chuck Bowie (Fredericton) has just released a print copy of his eBook, Three Wrongs (MuseItUp Publishing), the first in his popular suspense-thriller series, Donovan: Thief for Hire. (available through MuseItUp Publishing, Amazon and Chapters)
Steal It All is third in the series and will soon appear as an eBook.Read More»
New Brunswick educator, writer, storyteller and performer, M. Anne Mitton has been named as Writer-in-Residence at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in Fredericton, from January to March 2015.Read More»
New Brunswick author (and WFNB member) Beth Powning was awarded an honorary doctor of letters degrees from the University of New Brunswick at its Fall Convocation Ceremony on October 24, 2014.
Some of Beth’s critically acclaimed works include The Sea Captain’s Wife, The Hatbox Letters, Edge Seasons and Shadow Child. She has been widely published in books, anthologies and magazines. Her work has been long and short-listed for a number of literary awards, and in 2010 she received the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for High Achievement in English-Language Literary Arts.
The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for the Long Poem Prize.
Two awards of $1,000 CAD each are given. Poets contributing to The Malahat Review have also won or been nominated for National Magazine Awards for Poetry and the Pushcart Prize. The Long Poem Prize is offered every second year, alternating with the Novella Prize.
by Chuck Bowie
I’m a New Brunswick author who writes genre fiction. I write for a small ‘new model’ publishing house in Quebec. It’s ‘southward-facing’ in the sense that a big chunk of the target audience is American. Most of the authors write solely for the eBook audience. I’m published in print and as eBooks. I’ve written this article to share my promotional experiences of the past two months.Read More»
WFNB member, Gerard Collins’ book, Finton Moon (Creative Books), has been nominated for Newfoundland’s Heritage and History Book Award.
Collins describes the book as an adult gothic fairytale about an unusual child, Finton Moon, who has healing hands. A gentle soul growing up in the rough town of Darwin, Newfoundland, he lives with his strict Catholic mother and grandmother, lawless father and two older brothers.Read More»
WFNB director and short story writer, Andy Flanagan, learned to be a storyteller the hard way: by memorizing and faking the fact that he could not actually read.
It was not until Grade 9 that he was diagnosed with dyslexia and realized there was a good reason for his difficulties. “Back in the sixties nobody knew what dyslexia was. If you weren’t reading you were just stupid,” said Flanagan. “I carried that embarrassment about dyslexia all my life.”Read More»
Revisiting the fictitious world of her multi-award-winning novel, The Glory Wind, Valerie Sherrard’s latest story introduces readers to 12-year-old Bethany Anderson, whose differences make it difficult for her to fit in, and leave her ill-prepared to deal with the tragic events that are about to unfold in her world.
Rain Shadow is best suited to readers in Grades 4–6.