David Huebert Reading and Workshop

Word Feast is excited to announce that David Huebert will be visiting Fredericton to read from his debut collection of short fiction, Peninsula Sinking, on March 15, 7pm at Westminster Books (445 King St.). The reading is free and open to the public.

David will also be offering a writing workshop — “Fiction Wandering” — on the next afternoon, March 16, from 1-4pm at the Fredericton Public Library (12 Carleton St.). The cost for the workshop (details below) is $30. To register, please email info@wordfeast.ca. Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Deadline for registration is March 1.

“Fiction Wandering” details: This workshop focuses on movement in fiction writing — the movement both of sentences and narrative. After working through a nuts-and-bolts passage analysis exercise, we will write and revise prose passages and scenes with the intent of cultivating motion. Participants can bring a passage to work on.

David Huebert is a Canadian writer of fiction, poetry, and critical prose whose work has won the CBC Short Story Prize, the Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize, and The Walrus Poetry Prize, among other awards. David’s work has been published in magazines such as The Fiddlehead, EVENT, enRoute, and Canadian Notes & Queries, and was recently anthologized in Best Canadian Stories 2017.  His debut short fiction collection, Peninsula Sinking, was published in October 2017 by Biblioasis.

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Thank you to Biblioasis, Westminster Books, the Fredericton Public Library, and City of Fredericton.

Silent Auction on Friday

As part of our Friday Night Fiction event (8pm, Memorial Hall UNB), we are holding a silent auction of 3 donated paintings and 1 sculpture. These will also be on display at our Book Fair (Wednesday, 3-7pm, Fredericton Public Library) to whet your appetite. Thanks very much to the artists for these beautiful donations: Kris Leblanc, T.A. Fox, Jane Tims, and Wayne Sears! Continue reading “Silent Auction on Friday”

Press Release

Word Feast serves up inspiration to foster literacy

Inaugural Fredericton Literary Festival launches this week

On September 18, 2017, Word Feast, Fredericton’s Literary Festival kicked off in the city, as more than 30 authors from across Canada arrived to share their work and celebrate creativity. Over the week-long festival, running September 18-24, 2017, award winning authors will give workshops and readings in venues across the city. A full program is available on the Word Feast website. Continue reading “Press Release”

Tickets Available at Westminster Books

WBcolour.jpgTickets for our two marquee events are available at Westminster Books. Each event costs only $10 and tickets will be available at the door as well.

Friday Night Fiction (Friday, September 22, 8pm, Memorial Hall, UNB) features a reading by Riel Nason, the first annual Word Feast Lecture to be delivered by Rebecca Rosenblum, and a conversation with both authors led by CBC host Colleen Kitts-Goguen. The event includes a silent auction of tremendous artwork and there will be a door prize of books!

Word & Music (Saturday, September 23, 8p, Memorial Hall, UNB) will feature readings by Allan Cooper and Rebecca Rosenblum in addition to original musical sets from singer-songwriters Tim Walker and Jonathan Bowie. There will also be a door prize given away!

Don’t miss out! Buy your tickets today (and browse through the wonderful Westminster Books while you’re at it)!

Registration Open for Workshops!

workshopsWord Feast: Fredericton’s Literary Festival is pleased to be offering five workshops during the festival (see details here!), so you can learn some tricks of the trade. Want to learn how to polish a poem? Tell your life story? Develop characters through dialogue? Or apply storytelling techniques to the graphic novel? Each of these workshops with some of our festival authors costs twenty dollars!

Registration is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Send an email to info(at)wordfeast.ca to register. We’ll send you a confirmation with payment details.

Don’t miss out!

Call for Volunteers

VolunteerOur festival is fast approaching and there are plenty of volunteer opportunities. If you’d like to support Fredericton’s inaugural literary festival and join an already fun and dedicated bunch of volunteers, please drop us a line at info(at)wordfeast.ca!

Rebecca Rosenblum to Headline Inaugural Word Feast

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Rebecca Rosenblum, Toronto author of the new novel So Much Love (Penguin Random House, 2017), and recently a finalist for the 2017 Amazon.ca First Novel Award, will headline two events, delivering the first annual Word Feast lecture on Friday September 22 and reading from her novel on September 23.

Rosenblum is also the author of two award-winning collections of short fiction, The Big Dream and Once, which was named one of Quill and Quire‘s 15 Books That Mattered in 2008. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Journey Prize, the National Magazine Awards, and the Danuta Gleed Award.

Word Feast: Fredericton’s Literary Festival will also feature authors from Vancouver to St. John’s, Newfoundland, including Griffin Prize and Governor General’s Award winning poet Don McKay. Many New Brunswick authors also join the lineup, including Riel Nason, Allan Cooper, and the recent winners of the second annual New Brunswick Book Awards M. Travis Lane, Kerry-Lee Powell, and Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon.

The festival, which runs from September 18-24, 2017, is a legacy project of Fredericton’s inaugural Cultural Laureate, Ian LeTourneau.