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Launch of Arrivals and Departures, the first of our new chapbook series

On November 2, 2018, The Fiddlehead celebrated the publication of a chapbook, Arrivals and Departures: The Stories We Tell, at the Alumni Memorial Building on the University of New Brunswick campus. The title is the first in a new Foraging Chapbook series.The writing originated from a special Writing Workshop for Newcomers to Canada, sponsored by The Fiddlehead in collaboration with The Multicultural Association of Fredericton during Word Feast: Fredericton’s Literary Festival (September 21-22), and led by Anthazia Kadir. The workshop focus was Life Writing (Prose/Poetry). 

This writing workshop, designed for newcomers to Canada, provided "the creative writing tools for participants to reconcile and proceed with journeys from one place to another. Through reflecting and reminiscing on the travels that have brought us thus far, participants will learn how to discern and write about these memories using them as launching pads for our continued life journeys." 

Click the cover to read the digital version of the chapbook: 

Here are some photos from our event on Nov. 2. 


Editor Sue Sinclair introducing the authors


Editor Anthazia Kadir


Contributor John Son


Contributor Quassim Albrdan


Contributor Abdulhadi Alawad


Contributor Masoud Mahmoudzadeh


Contributor Pradeesh


Contributor Parisa Basiri

Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts (for a Public Outreach Grant), the Multicultural Association of Fredericton, UNB, and Ty Giffin (photographer).

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