Monthly Archives: January 2012

Emerging Writers’ Contest

Ploughshares is pleased to announce that in 2012 the Emerging Writer’s Contest is expanding to include fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The winner in each genre will be awarded $1,000. Login to our submission manager here to submit. ( SIGN UP to get contest alerts and updates. Since 1971, Ploughshares has been committed to promoting the… Continue Reading

Miramichi Memories

Miramichi Memories by Mary Mondoux My mom and I often took the train to visit her parents Lee and Inez Buckley in Newcastle, NB. We would take the Rapido from Toronto to Montreal and make the run for the connection to the train to her home town. Most times the seats on our trains converted… Continue Reading

Ron Sexsmith Coming to Capitol Theatre in Moncton

Canadian singer songwriter Ron Sexsmith will be making a stop at the Moncton Capitol Theatre during his most recent tour Long Player, Late Bloomer, on February 4 at 8 pm. Tickets are currently on sale in the Greater Moncton ticketing Network. Nova Scotia’s Mo Kenney will be the opening act. Ron Sexsmith A singer-songwriter acclaimed… Continue Reading

Walk of Hope in Miramichi

The Walk of Hope We have all experienced a low in our lives at one time or other. Some of us bounce back; however there are others who need support and assistance to regain self-esteem and self–confidence. Did you know that one in five people will suffer some type of mental illness in their lifetime?… Continue Reading

Sackville Welcomes Artist Carol Wainio

Carol Wainio, a painter from Ottawa, will give a presentation on her work at the Owens Art Gallery in Sackville, NB on 16 January at 7:30pm. All are welcome to attend. Wainio writes that her work “explores the role that painting may still play in opening up a discursive space around history, material culture, narrative,… Continue Reading

Soprano Marie-Josée Lord Concert in Moncton

The soprano Marie-Josée Lord will be on the Capitol Theatre stage Saturday January 14, at 8 pm to present the concert Jambalaya. Tickets are currently on sale in the Greater Moncton ticketing Network. With her personal style, her voice, her presence, and her choice of repertoire, soprano Marie-Josée Lord delivers a gourmet recital where classical and popular music… Continue Reading

12th Day of Christmas: My Mountain School Christmas

My Mountain School Christmas by Kellie Underhill This year my Christmas festivities started early in December when my mother, Pauline, sister, Sherry, and I went to the Kin Centre around the square in Newcastle, Miramichi to attend a special dinner theatre performance. A local theatre troupe, The Heritage Players, were staging their latest production called… Continue Reading

11th Day of Christmas: Christmas Kitty

Christmas Kitty By Jacinta “Oh, Daddy, please let me keep the kitty,” cried four year old Jessica Wells. Her father answered firmly, “Pipe down, Jess. You know we can’t afford this kitten.” He drove up to a subdivision entrance and dropped the kitten off, leaving quickly. Trying to get Jess to stop crying, Daddy told… Continue Reading