by Joseph Koot
It started in the living room of a mini-home in Riverview, New Brunswick. There, half a dozen women, members of a friend’s book club, gathered to hear me talk about my memoir Looking for Bill, Finding Myself.
Following this, one woman’s mother contacted me to give a motivational talk to her club. I showed this gathering some photos of my youth and of my hike across Europe. I also recounted my childhood angst and its resolution through the trek described in my book Europe, One Step at a Time.Read More»
by Zev Bagel
A window of relative calm masks the oncoming tidal wave between being elected president of an organization and getting down to the work it entails. I’ve been there before, so at least I’ve been warned.
And if I learned anything from being on the Board of WFNB for a year, and having presided over several other not-for-profit organizations, it’s that the quality of the work happens best by recognizing the enormous talent and dedication of all those engaged as volunteers or professionals, and by encouraging that energy to be used to its fullest.Read More»
How does an organization celebrate 30 years?
Gwen Martin, executive director of the Writer’s Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB) says it should be with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture accompanied by a full volley of cannons. But since the May 22-24 anniversary event was held in Moncton, which like all municipalities has noise bylaws, cannons were nixed and replaced with balloons.Read More»