WordSpring is our main annual writing festival and takes place in the spring. WordSpring 2022 took place at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, June 3-5, where we celebrated the winners of the NB Writing Competition, and enjoyed our keynote speaker, Lesley Crewe. Speakers presented workshops on writing with prompts, editing, screenwriting, the unique aspects of children's books and maintaining writing groups. We also enjoyed an interview with Indigenous author, Peter Clair, conducted by Zev Bagel.

WFNB thanks St. Thomas University, the City of Fredericton, and the Government of New Brunswick for their support.

WFNB gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture; and the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. #ArtsCultureNB

Literary Soiree and WordSpring workshop photos

(courtesy Jacob Moore)

WordSpring 2022 weekend and the NB Book Awards

(NB Book Awards photos courtesy Sandor Mathé)

"As a member, board member and president of WFNB during the last twenty some years, I want to congratulate the people – and I am not sure who they are but they should be named in brightest of colours—for not just keeping the WFNB up and running during very tough times but in pulling together what I’ve heard to have been a glorious, inventive Word Spring and the NB Book Awards.  Nancy Bauer’s name has come to me from friends who heard her wise words that brought tears and cheers. 

I was not able to come, but in spirit was there.

Those of you who have been the glue that has kept our cherished organization together and growing  during these Covid -rattled times deserve thunderous rounds of applause. I thank you from the bottom of my aging heart."

Marilyn Lerch, Sackville

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Territorial Acknowledgement

The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick acknowledges that the land on which we live, work and gather is the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Peoples, and we honour the spirit of our ancestors’ Treaties of Peace and Friendship.

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