Our board of directors

Ian LeTourneau, Founder and Chair

Ian LeTourneau is the author of Terminal Moraine (Thistledown, 2008), a full-length poetry collection, and two chapbooks, Defining Range (Gaspereau Press, 2006) and Core Sample (Frog Hollow, 2017). He lives in Fredericton where he works as Managing Editor of The Fiddlehead.

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Jennifer Houle, Communications 

Jennifer Houle grew up in Shediac, New Brunswick.  She has published two collections of poetry with Signature Editions. The Back Channels (2016), which won the East Coast Literary Award for best collection of poetry and Virga (2019). She is a mother of two, passionate about fostering creativity and imagination, especially in youth. She  brings 15 years of Communications experience to the festival and aims to get as many people out to events as possible. Are you coming?

Nancy Bauer, Co-Secretary

Five of Nancy Bauer’s novels were published by Goose Lane Editions and Oberon Press. She has written 80 articles about visual artists, craftspeople, and writers for Arts Atlantic, the New Brunswick Reader, and other magazines, and many of her short stories have been published. For 11 years she wrote a weekly column on the arts for the Telegraph Journal.

Julia Stewart, Community Engagement

4c066b4d-4096-45ac-8936-4690182c98bc-1Julia Stewart holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Acadia University and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie. She worked for a number of years with Halifax Public Libraries in a variety of positions before moving to New Brunswick in 2015 to take on the role of Director of the busiest public library in New Brunswick and she loves it! In the summer Julia can be found near water, reading and swimming, during the winter months she loves snowshoeing with her pals and plays the ukulele all year round!

Zach Hapeman, Co-Secretary and Children’s Programming

Auralia Brooke, Community Engagement

Fabiane Silveira, Treasurer

If you’re interested in volunteering on our board, send us an email at info(at)wordfeast.ca