Times & Transcript writer Linda Hersey recently sat down with WFNB’s Executive Director, Cathy Fynn. The resulting article appeared in the Moncton Times & Transcript on 25 June 2016….
Serving the WFNB as executive director since November 2015 is Cathy Fynn of Saint John, a familiar face with this organization. With plenty of experience as a copywriter and project manager, she decided to take on the challenge.
“I worked with the organization, and the executive director wanted to leave because she had other projects to pursue. So they asked me, and because I have the experience as a project manager, I know how to manage projects and budgets and I understand the creative side as well.
“This was a great opportunity because I love working with writers. I love the field of writing and I believe writing really matters. Writers transform people and ideas and the world.”
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»
The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB) is pleased to announce the winners of its mentorship program to support the next generation of New Brunswick authors.
The federation selected poets Sandra Bunting of Burnt Church (mentor) and Melanie Craig-Hansford of Erbs Cove (mentee) and fiction writers Gerard Collins of Cassidy Lake (mentor) and Andrea Kikuchi from Saint John (mentee).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»
We published a book! That was our high point, but the journey that became The Coffee Cup Companion began in 2011 when I and three friends – Jo-Anne Hemming, Gina Kirby, and Heather Storey – decided to form The Capital Writers.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»
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»