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The team at Digiwriting.com invites you to participate in #CanLitPit on Wednesday August 10, 2016. Following a similar style to other Twitter pitch events, this version is only open to Canadian writers, publishers and literary agents.Read More»
The Fiddlehead and the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick are now accepting submissions for the 2nd annual New Brunswick Book Awards. The program will celebrate books published in the 2016 calendar year and in three categories: poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The awards will be presented at a gala ceremony in Fredericton in April 2017.Read More»
by Marilyn Lerch
When Cathy asked me to give the talk at the Literary Awards Night, I saw it as an opportunity to do some summing up. Having recently turned 80 summing up seems quite in order.Read More»
In 2008, Nova Scotia writer André Narbonne won WFNB’s David Adams Richards Prize for his fiction manuscript Separatists which, while complete, was not long—only 98 pages.
With the encouragement of the prize, he began working to expand and develop the work, which was recently published as the short story collection, Twelve Miles to Midnight.Read More»
A three-inch binder sits on the shelf above my writing desk, stuffed full of hopeful notes on different aspects of grammar, poetry, writing for the screen, writing for children, young adult , romance and historical novels. My inspiration wall keeps inspirational snippets collected from here and there in safekeeping. Most of these wise nuggets were all gleaned from ten years’ worth of attendance at weekend writing workshops, squeezed in between all the busiest parts of my life.
I admit it: I’m a workshop junkie.Read More»
The Fiddlehead and the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick have announced the shortlisted titles for the first-ever New Brunswick Book Awards. The awards will be presented at the 2016 Atlantic Book Awards Gala – the first time New Brunswick will host the event – on April 27 at the Capitol Theatre, Moncton, as part of the Frye Festival.Read More»
The UNB Department of English, The Fiddlehead, and the UNB Bookstore are pleased to invite you to the book launches of Phillip Crymble, Gerard Beirne (WFNB member), and R.W. Gray. The event will take place at 8 pm on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, at the Alumni Lounge, in the Alumni Memorial Building, on the UNB Fredericton campus.Read More»
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»