Join us for lunch and literary conversation in downtown Fredericton! Support local restaurants while whetting your appetite with free, engaging talks by experts! All events start at noon – arrive early, buy your lunch, and dine on words! 

Tuesday September 17 – Cinnamon Café (469 King Street) 

No photo description available.Erasing Frankenstein
Elizabeth Effinger and Sue Sinclair present a selection of images from a transformation of Frankenstein into erasure poetry by incarcerated and non-incarcerated members of Walls to Bridges in partnership with UNB students. They will address questions like, why was Frankenstein the ideal text for this project? What was the experience like? What’s the point of erasure poetry?

Wednesday September 20 – Isaac’s Way Restaurant (649 Queen Street) 

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Don’t Just Stand There!
Local publicity expert Nathaniel G. Moore presents “Don’t Just Stand There: A Crash Course on Book Publicity in the Age of Too Much.” Learn how to manage your own publicity destiny!

Thursday September 19 – Sphinx Restaurant (526 Queen Street) 

Image may contain: 2 people, beardSmall Press Publishing & Literary Gardening: Cultivating Heritage & Cultural Identity in New Brunswick
Keith Helmuth will speak about small press publishing from his experience in developing Chapel Street Editions. He will address the importance of a publishing focus, the publisher/author relationship, the economics of using print-on-demand technology, and the opportunities and methods for promotion and marketing.

Friday September 20 –Maxwell’s Restaurant and Bar (659 Queen Street) 

Image may contain: 1 person, standing and indoorFeast of Silence
In 2017, Doyali Islam spoke with CBC Radio’s Michael Enright about the value she places on silence and listening in relation to her poetry practice ( In this lunchtime talk, learn her top tips to use silence to nurture your craft and succeed in the publishing industry.