Fiction: Bipin Aurora, Elly M. Graff, Richard Kelly Kemick, Brad Hartle, Michael Meagher, Chris Kuriata, and Andrew Rai Berzins.
Poetry: Jennifer Zilm, Thomas O'Grady, Sue Chenette, K.V. Skene, John Wall Barger, Connie Pan, Frederick Wilbur, Conor Mc Donnell, Jonathan Greenhause, Frances Boyle, Sarah Wolfson, andrea bennett, and Roy J. Adams.
Nonfiction: David Adams Richards.
Reviews: Sue Sinclair, Lynn Davies, Richard Cumyn, Susan Haley, and M. Travis Lane.
At a ceremony on January 20, 2018, Canadian senator David Adams Richards handed out 12 150th Senate Medals. In a news release, Senator Richards says, "I am very pleased to be presenting the 150th Senate Medals to twelve deserving individuals. These medals have been given out nationally to people who have made positive contributions to their communities. The men and women being honoured have contributed in diverse ways — through writing, art, sport, history, education, and community leadership.
Are you a writer living in or near Fredericton, or do you live elsewhere in New Brunswick and are coming for a visit to Fredericton? Would you be interested in receiving free feedback on your writing? Then consider making an appointment with UNB's 2018 winter term writer-in-residence, the award-winning playwright, filmmaker and librettist, Colleen Murphy.
[Note: This reading was unavoidably cancelled due to weather. The readers have been rescheduled for future dates.] The first odd sundays of 2018 takes place at 2 PM of January 7 at Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent St. Doors open at 1:30. Wayne Curtis and Clarissa Hurley are the featured readers, and as always, there will be an open mic and a book draw.
The Fiddlehead staff and editors obviously love books and read a lot of them. But which book did they read in 2017 would each recommend to the readers of The Fiddlehead? Most of these books were published this year, but not all (we believe excellent books are timeless)! Enjoy our picks, and please let us know which book you would recommend in the comments below.