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»
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»
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»
by Judy Bowman (Regional Rep-Miramichi)
Was it the long winter or the small window of time between the strokes of Sheila’s Brush these past few days? It might have been people looking for the perfect cure for shackwhacky- something other than reality TV; who knows?
But the St. Patrick’s Day Reading (actually, March 14) in Miramichi was successful both in numbers and in response from readers and the audience. The Miramichi Leader reported more than 40 attendees, but the number was closer to 60 with comings and goings.Read More»