The news of the death of Elizabeth Brewster has saddened us at The Fiddlehead, and me in particular as editor. During World War II Alfred Bailey organized a group known as the Bliss Carman Society to meet at his home to critique each other’s poetry, and Betty Brewster, as she was known, was a part of this group. It was the idea of Don Gammon to form The Fiddlehead to publish the members of the group, and so Elizabeth Brewster joined in to found The Fiddlehead, which first appeared in 1945.
Over the weekend, the Canadian Women in Literary Arts (CWILA) announced that Sue Sinclair will be its inaugural critic-in-residence. According to the press release, the search committee chose Sinclair "because of her commitment to review the work of new writers, works in English and French, and works of a variety of genres, in multiple reviewing platforms."