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Remembering Alden Nowlan

By Ray Fraser

[Editor's note: to celebrate the publication of The Collected Poems of Alden Nowlan (Goose Lane Editions), The Fiddlehead has a number of special features planned, including the publication of a previouslty unheard interview with Nowlan forthcoming in our Autumn 2017 issue (audio and transcript will also appear here on our website). This interview with Nowlan's friend Ray Fraser (and friend of The Fiddlehead) is the first feature.]

14th Annual Poetry Weekend (+ Launch of Collected Poems of Alden Nowlan) Takes Place This Weekend!

The University of New Brunswick invites you to our 14th annual Poetry Weekend, a celebration of Canadian poetry featuring new and seasoned poets alike! 

Join us on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st at UNB Fredericton’s Memorial Hall for a series of readings by Canadian poets. Featured guests for this year’s festivities include: Adam Dickinson, Linda Besner, Allison LaSorda, Brian Bartlett, Lucas Crawford, Claire Kelly, Jim Johnstone, and many more! Readings take place at 11am, 2pm, and 8pm on both days.

As an added bonus, please join us on Friday, September 29th at 7 pm in Memorial Hall to celebrate the release of Alden Nowlan’s Collected Poems with Goose Lane Editions. The evening will feature several national and local writers reading poetry by this beloved poet, and copies of Nowlan’s much-anticipated collection will be available for purchase. 

Introducing the Judges for our 27th Annual Literary Contest

Powell, L'Abbé. Houle, and Murakami

The Fiddlehead is pleased to announce the judges for our 27th annual literary contest! Kerry Lee Powell, this year's UNB Writer-in-Residence, is our fiction judge. And judging our poetry category are Sonnet L'Abbé, Jennifer Houle, and Sachiko Murakami. Our contest closes on December 1, 2017. See full contest submission guidelines here

Word Feast is on this week in Fredericton!

Word Feast logo

On September 18, 2017, Word Feast, Fredericton’s Literary Festival kicked off in the city, as more than 30 authors from across Canada arrived to share their work and celebrate creativity. Over the week-long festival, running September 18-24, 2017, award-winning authors will give workshops and readings in venues across the city. A full program is available on the Word Feast website.

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