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WFNB WordsFall 2023

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


  • Sign up for one workshop only. Contact info@wfnb.ca with your workshop selection after purchasing your ticket.
  • Sign up for one workshop only. Contact info@wfnb.ca with your workshop selection after purchasing your ticket.
  • All events on Saturday.
  • All events on Saturday.
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday events.
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday events.

Registration is closed

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 - 6 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.
  • Merlin Star Press announcement (5 minutes)
  • 7:40 pm to 8:40 pm – Invited Readings by:
Duncan Ireland 

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 

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