WordsSpring Coming Right Up

Tony Tremblay's Biography on David Adams Richards

WordsSpring is coming right up, so please hurry and mail in those registration forms in to the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB).

Ilkay Silk is giving the Saturday morning ‘performance’ workshop. She has been Theatre St. Thomas’ leading lady for decades. She is well-known in the community for her work as an actor, director, producer, playwright, educator, volunteer, and organizer. She was the driving force behind the opening of the Black Box Theatre at St. Thomas University, has taught at STU for almost 30 years, was a founding member of the TNB Young Company, chaired the NB Arts Board between 1994 and 1999, founded the Notable Acts Theatre Festival, and has produced and directed countless plays in the community. She also currently chairs the TNB Board of Directors.

Ilkay’s workshop is May 15, 10:30 am, Brian Mulroney Hall, STU.

We’re also happy to be able to introduce Tony Tremblay’s biography of David Adams Richards. Published by University of Toronto Press, *David Adams Richards of the Miramichi* is surely one of the most anticipated biographies of a New Brunswick native. We’ll have the pleasure of hearing biographer and journalist Philip Lee introduce Tony and talk a little about Richards’ place in Canadian literature.

The book launch is at 3:30 pm, Holy Cross House, STU.

The Saturday evening Awards Banquet (starts at 6 pm) will feature a brief reading by Jessica Grant as well as readings from a number of the WFNB’s award winners. We will also be honouring out-going WFNB president Marilyn Lerch.
Andrew Titus will be the evening’s Emcee.

And then Sunday morning (10 am) an open mic reading at the Ice House.

Rooms are still available at McLeod House on the UNB/St Thomas Campus. Write stay@unb.ca and mention us.

See http://www.umce.ca/wfnb/wordsspring.htm for the full schedule & to download a registration form.

So don’t miss out! Send your registration forms in ASAP!