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»
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.
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»
Elizabeth Copeland’s recently released book, Jazz (Quattro Books, Toronto), won the 2014 Ken Klonsky Novella Prize.
From the book: “There is a shadow of a boy walking within me. His spirit is lightning fire. He will not be shackled. At first I was labelled a girl. My name is Jazz. Like the music, I am nature’s improvisation.”
The book is available from: http://www.quattrobooks.ca/books/jazz/.