WordsFall Schedule

    • 27 Oct 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • 29 Oct 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Alma, New Brunswick

    WFNB WordsFall, October 27-29, 2023, Alma, NB

    The view overlooking Alma in October

    Alma is a picturesque fishing village on the Bay of Fundy, nestled at the entrance to Fundy National Park. It’s one of those quaint seaside communities that burgeon with tourists all summer. When folk disperse in the fall, it settles into quiet autumn beauty, with the snap of winter in the air. The Friends of Fundy has partnered with us to offer WordsFall for the next three years in the beautiful Fundy region of our province, beginning with Alma.

    Can't commit to the whole weekend? You can register for a Saturday Day Pass, or if you just want to take in a particular workshop, you can register for it separately.


    The Parkland Village Inn is now full. If you have not yet reserved a room there, you will have to find other accommodations.

    The Parkland Village Inn normally closes for the season at this time of year, but they have agreed to host us. (Thank you, Parkland!) They have 15 rooms and 22 beds, so first come, first served. Accommodations come with breakfast. They will offer their rooms at a cost of $110 or $120 per night (subsidized), based on ocean view or street view. Contact Joanna Casey, Manager, Parkland Village Inn, Alma, NB, (506) 887-2313.


    The Parkland has opened its meeting space to us, and the Friends of Fundy Gallery across the street will be open to us as well.


    FRIDAY, October 27

    VENUE:  Octopus’ Garden

    • 4 - 5 pm – we encourage people to come eat at the Octopus’ Garden for dinner
    • 6 pm to 7 pm – Open Mic Readings - Register Here
    • 7:00 to 7:30 pm –music by Jim Blewett & Co.
    • 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Invited Readings by:
    Duncan Ireland 

    Alan Cooper

    Carlos Anthony

    Matthew's Head Trail, Fundy National Park

    SATURDAY, October 28

    VENUE:   All workshops at the Parkland Inn or the Gallery

    7:00 pm – 10:00 – Music and Words at the Gallery–

    music by -              Paul Toner, Fundy Ceilidh

                                    Cash bar provided by Holy Whale Brewing Company

                                    Reading:  Roche Sappier, Vanessa Hawkins 

    Suggested schedule:     

    7:00 -7:10 – Host Welcome 

                                    7:10-7:40 – Music by Paul Toner

                                   7:40 – 7:50 – Brief calendar promotion – upcoming events

                                   7:50 - 8:10 –Reading, Roche Sappier

                                   8:10-8:30 -- Reading, Vanessa Hawkins

                                  8:30-9:30 -- Music by Fundy Ceilidh

    SUNDAY, October 29

    Venue:  Gallery/ Parkland Inn 

    • 27 Oct 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    You must pay your registration for the 2023 WordsFall before reserving your spot as a reader for the Open Mic session.

    I will read a 4-minute excerpt from my work.

    • Must be WFNB member
    • Limited registration: First come-first served

Past events

22 Oct 2021 WordsFall 2021
22 Oct 2021 NB Writing Competition Award Readings


WordsFall is our annual autumn meeting that takes place in New Brunswick communities outside the major centres of Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton.

WordsFall, the bookend to WordSpring, includes professional development workshops, book launches and open mic readings. It gives members a chance to gather as a community, hone their craft and share stories before the onset of winter.

Sometimes, in lieu of a WordsFall event, we hold single workshop sessions during the autumn season or other activities, such as our popular weekend retreat at Villa Madonna Retreat Centre in Rothesay.

© 2021 Writers' Federation of New Brunswick

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.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software