Best in Canadian Literature for the 2010 Frye Festival

Author, Linden MacIntyre

Book lovers, fans of Canadian literature and those who want to discover new authors will be looking forward to the 2010 Frye Festival! A must see event, An Evening of Canadian Lit with Annabel Lyon, Linden MacIntyre, and Nino Ricci will take place Friday, April 23. The public is invited to discover great authors who have much to say. The evening will be hosted by author and journalist Noah Richler at the Jeanne-de-Valois auditorium on the Université de Moncton campus beginning at 8 pm. Ticket are $25 and should be purchased in advance.

The next night, Daniel Poliquin will have center stage for the Community Read event. One of Canada’s most acclaimed authors, Poliquin published A Secret Between Us (2006), an epic tale of a war-torn society in the midst of astonishing transformation. The event will take place in English and French at the Jeanne-de-Valois auditorium at 8 pm. A sample chapter and a reading guide are available on the Festival’s website: Tickets are $10 .

Not to be missed events!

Book club lovers will be spoiled during this 11th edition of the Frye Festival. Author of The Cellist of Sarajevo Steven Galloway will meet fans for a discussion on Thursday, April 22 at 2 pm. Have you always wanted to meet and chat with Linden MacIntyre? Here is your chance: a book club featuring his novel The Bishop’s Man will take place on Friday, April 23 at 3 pm. Both events will be held at the Moncton Public Library and are $10. Tickets can only be purchased at the door.

He is a two-time winner of the Aurora Award and recipient of the World Fantasy Award in 2008 for Ysabel: do not miss the chance to meet Guy Gavriel Kay for a conversation on Tuesday, April 20 at 6 pm. Ticket are $10 and are on sale now! The next day, join New Brunswick authors, Beth Powning and Robert Moore, for a dialogue at 4 pm. These events will be held at the Moncton Public Library.

A great way to start the evening, on Saturday April 24, will be to enjoy a dialogue between experimental poet Christian Bök and author of The Great Karoo Fred Stenson in a relaxed atmosphere at Navigator’s Pub at 6 pm.

Lecture, roundtables and more!

This year, the Antonine Maillet – Northrop Frye Lecture will be presented by Noah Richler. Richler is a journalist for the National Post and McLean’s Magazine, radio broadcaster, and the author of This is My Country, What’s Yours? A Literary Atlas of Canada (M&S). The subject: “What We Talk About When We Talk About War”. The event will be followed by the launch of the 2009 lecture publication by Monique LaRue. The event will take place at the Moncton City Hall on Saturday April 24 at noon. Tickets are $10.

The Frye Festival features various roundtables and discussions on literature and related subjects. “Voyaging into the Unknown in Folk Tales and in Dreams” with Craig Stephenson, Kay Stone, André Lemelin, and Ronald Labelle, will take place on Wednesday, April 21 at noon. “Reading Frye Reading Jung” with Craig Stephenson will be held on the same day at 8 pm. On Thursday, April 22, do not miss the roundtable “Stories, and What They Do”, a conversation between Annabel Lyon, Biz, Linden MacIntyre, and Martin Winckler. On Friday, April 23, at noon, Daniel Poliquin, Nino Ricci, Noah Richler, and Maryse Rouy will discuss “Writing Lives and Afterlives.”

The 11th edition of the Frye Festival will take place from April 19-25, in Moncton. More details on the program and how to purchase tickets at