By Mark Jarman
My reading list tends to serve as research for what I’m writing and lately, because I have a few different projects on the go, my reading has been very eclectic. To take a note from Joseph Campbell, and I’ve taken many, the bulk of my list has been selected by telling myself “follow your bliss!” — a highly scientific process. This philosophy has taken me everywhere from Camus’ The Stranger to Robert Marasco’s Burnt Offerings.
November has been National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and on Sunday, Dec. 4, odd sundays will offer local novel writers an opportunity to read from their work. So come to Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent St. at 2 P.M. on Sunday, Dec. 4, to hear some of the Fredericton participants in NaNoWriMo 2016 read excerpts from their novels.
By Andrew Ramos
Richard Kelly Kemick’s story “This All Brings Me to Now” appears in the Autumn 2016 issue of The Fiddlehead. He has been published in literary magazines and journals across Canada and the United States, most recently in The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Carte Blanche, and Tin House. His debut collection of poetry, Caribou Run, appeared in spring 2016 from Goose Lane Editions.
Poetry co-editor Phillip Crymble has won The Puritan's Thomas Morton Memorial Prize for Poetry for his poem "Paydays." Judge Jan Zwicky says, "Phillip Crymble has a superb ear. 'Paydays' is a sophisticated piece of linguistic music, rooted in complex elegiac emotion." Read the poem and Zwicky's comments here.
Heather O’Neill will be reading from her work this Friday, November 25th at 8pm in Carleton Hall room 139 on the UNB campus. The event is free to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Not only is Heather O’Neill a bestselling novelist, she is also a poet, shortstory writer, screenwriter, and essayist.