WordSpring is our main annual writing festival, and takes place in the spring. WordSpring 2023 will be held at three locations in Saint John: The Saint John Central Library at 1 Market Square, Lily Lake Pavilion, and Chateau Saint John. Keynote speaker this year is the wonderful James Mullinger, (who is also nominated for a 2022 NB Book Award). Can't attend the whole weekend? You can register just to hear James on Saturday morning. The Literary Soiree on Friday evening and the NB Book Awards on Saturday evening, are free and open to the public--but donations are always appreciated. Special thanks to our sponsors of 2023 WordSpring:
(courtesy Jacob Moore)
(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