Due to technical difficulties, the 2021 contest has been postponed until the winter. Check back here for details!
Looking back to the 2020 contest
The winner was Ryan Marshall for his story “The Velvet Gentleman.”
In 2020, Word Feast was unable to hold an event at the beautiful Fredericton Playhouse venue; in its place, we decided to launch a new contest in partnership with the theatre. Judged by Tim Yerxa, Executive Director of Fredericton Playhouse, the contest called for first-person fictional account told from the point of view of anyone or anything you might find in the Fredericton Playhouse, in any time period. Yerxa said he had fun reading the stories submitted by New Brunswick writers who let their imaginations run wild through the past or future. He chose Ryan Marshall’s story, “The Velvet Gentleman,” as the inaugural Word Feast Fredericton Playhouse contest winner. The judge and winner took part in the Odd Sundays event and in a conversation about the story.