Word Feast is thrilled to announce the program for our festival’s first virtual edition. This year’s offerings consist of a fresh selection of take-out to dine-in options. While many of our events will air live online, you can always stop by our YouTube channel to grab a midnight snack or CHSR Lunchbox any time. We’re so grateful to be able to bring you the following events.

Check out our menu below to see what sparks your appetite!

September 23, 7 p.m.
Festival Launch and Keynote Address

Join us for the launch of Word Feast’s Fourth Annual Literary Festival and first ever virtual take-out edition. Don’t miss out on Senator and Governor-General’s Literary Award Winner David Adams Richards’ Keynote Talk on writing in the pandemic. Listen to the talk and join us for conversation on Zoom.

This event was sponsored with in-kind support from St. Thomas University.

September 24, 7 p.m.
Word Feast Poetry Bash

Come find out what the poets are doing – and saying – at this Word Feast signature event. Readings from each participating poet will be made available online in the days leading up to the bash. Check them out, and then join us for a live Zoom event with poets Yusuf Saadi, Chloé LaDuchesse, Cecily Nicholson, and Emily Skov-Nielsen. Hosted by poet and Word Feast Vice-Chair Jennifer Houle. This will be a literary soirée for the books, full of conversation and discovery. Come to Poetry Bash on Zoom.

September 25, 7 p.m.
Spotlight on Translation/Pleins feux sur la traduction littéraire

Tune in for a conversation with Joshua Whitehead, Arianne Des Rochers and Sophie Lavoie to hear more about the art of translation today, why it matters so much, and how it can open doors.
Presented in partnership with the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/ATTLC.LTAC/

September 26, 7 p.m.
Celebrating Bill and Nancy Bauer, with Brian Bartlett

Mark your calendar for this literary celebration! Join us for the launch of Bright with Invisible History: A William Bauer Reader, edited by Brian Bartlett, with readings of Bill Bauer’s poetry by David Adams Richards, Jennifer Houle, Ian Letourneau, Lynn Davies, Michael Pacey, Andrew Bartlett, Mark Kristmanson, John Bauer, Grace Bauer, and Louise Birdsell-Bauer. The presentation of Word Feast’s annual Community Impact Award will follow. Celebrate with us on Zoom.

September 27, 2.p.m.
Odd Sundays at Word Feast

Join us for the announcement of the Annual Word Feast Postcard Story contest, the Word Feast Fredericton Playhouse Contest, and the Video Slam Contest winners, along with readings from the winning writers. This will be followed by an Open Mic set. Registration is required to read but not to attend; register at info@Wordfeast.ca. To be part of this event, join us on Zoom; click here or go to Zoom.us and click on “Join a Meeting”:
Meeting ID: 824 6575 1032
Passcode: WordFeast