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Music meets the written word for the 2011 Frye Festival

The biggest literary event in Atlantic Canada proposes a unique mix of words and music. For its 2011 edition, the Frye Festival will feature singer-songwriters and musicians that will complement various evenings already rich in prose and poetry. Haunted Hearts, Joe Grass, Sylvia Tyson, Marie-Jo Thério, Bernard Adamus, Phil Flowers, and Vivianne Roy will dazzle… Continue Reading

STU Artist in Residence Named

David Adams Richards has recently been named Artist in Residence at St Thomas University in Fredericton and is able to meet with writers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 2 – 4. If you wish to meet with Mr. Richards to discuss writing or to seek writing advice, please contact him at darich@stu.ca to arrange… Continue Reading

Frye Festival Reveals 2011 Authors

The Frye Festival, Atlantic Canada’s largest literary event, unveiled its spectacular line-up today for the 2011 edition, which will be held from April 25 to May 1st in Greater Moncton, NB. On the guest list, several prominent writers including the great Margaret Atwood, Charles Foran, Susan Juby, Kenneth Oppel, Shandi Mitchell, Karen Connelly, Jean-Christophe Rufin,… Continue Reading

Full Schedule WordsFall

WordsFall Schedule October 16, Miramichi Morning and afternoon events are at Beaverbrook House, 518 King George Highway, Miramichi 10 – 12 : Self publishing workshop with Julie Watson Plus table and short presentation by Lightning Demand Press Please register for this workshop and lunch ($30). Noon, Lunch (included in registration): sandwiches provided by Goodie Shop… Continue Reading

Atlantic Author Day

On Saturday, June 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. more than 40 Atlantic Canadian writers will be signing books at participating stores across the region.  Come out and meet your favourite storytellers and pick up some great books for summer reading! Presented by Atlantic Books Today/Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association (APMA), Atlantic Author Day features… Continue Reading

WFNB Elects New President & Begins 3-Year Plan

The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick is about to embark on a three-year plan to enhance and expand its services to writers under the leadership of newly-elected president Rayanne Brennan. The Moncton-based magazine editor was acclaimed at the WFNB Board’s June meeting. The former weekly newspaper editor and daily newspaper correspondent is now a communications… Continue Reading

Sally Armstrong Guest Speaker at Literary Gathering in Fredericton

Award-winning author and human rights activist Sally Armstrong will be among the featured guest speakers at WordsSpring, May 13-16 in Fredericton. A presentation of the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick, WordsSpring will bring writers from across the province together for a weekend of workshops, book launches and readings on the campus of St. Thomas University.… Continue Reading

How to Coordinate Your Own Virtual Book Tour

By Mayra Calvani Virtual book tours, also known as blog tours, are an effective way of book promotion. A virtual book tour puts your name and book in front of hundreds—sometimes thousands—of readers. If you hire a publicist to coordinate it for you, the price can go from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.… Continue Reading

Frye Academy ‘Battle of the Books’

The second and final “Battle of the Books” of the 2010 Frye Academy Award will be fought on Wednesday, March 17th, in Moncton. An evening of dynamic and interesting debate between 18 passionate young readers! Participants will choose a winner between graphic novel George Sprott (1894-1975) by Seth and French novel Tarmac by Nicolas Dickner.… Continue Reading