Here's a picture of the recent books received at the office. What are you most looking forward to reading? Tell us! Go to the comment field below (or to Facebook or Twitter)!
M. Travis Lane, Heart on Fist: Essays and Reviews 1970-2016, edited by Shane Neilson (Palimpsest Press)
Shirley Graham, Shakespearean Blues (Mother Tongue Publishing)
Joahanna Skibsrud, The Description of the World (Wolsak and Wynn)
Julie Cameron Gray, Lady Crawford (Palimpsest Press)
Sanita Fezic, Psychomachia (Quattro Books)
The first QWERTY READS event of the year is being held this Thursday, at 7 PM, in the Wilser's Room. Featuring readings from PhD students Michael Jessome, Matthew Gwathmey, and Rebecca Salazar, and a headline set from UNB writer-in-residence Robin Maharaj, who will be debuting some previously unheard material for the first time! Come witness history and celebrate Qwerty's transition into the Digital Age with the publication of Issue 35!
At a ceremony last night at Government House, M. Travis Lane received the 2016 Lieutenant-Governor's Award for High Achievement in the Arts from Her Honour Jocelyne Roy Vienneau. The award recognizes the outstanding contribution of artists to the arts in New Brunswick. Congratulations Travis!
The Writers' Federation of New Brunswick will hold its annual WordsFall 2016 in Shediac on November 4-5. Friday evening events are at the historic Shediac Railway Station. Saturday’s professional development workshops are at the Shediac Multipurpose Centre.
Registration fee for the weekend, including all professional development sessions, lunch and coffee breaks is $85 for members and $110 for non-members. Deadline for registration is November 3rd.
Fiction: Richard Kelly Kemick, Sheila McClarty, Jaki McCarrick, Grant Buday, and Martin L. West.
Poetry: Aislinn Hunter, Brittney Scott, D.S. Stymeist, Bruce Bond, Andre Demers, Joelle Barron, Monica Kidd, Jami Macarty, Laura K. McRae, Julie Cameron Gray, Rob Taylor, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Doyali Islam, Ellen Kombiyil, Cristina Viviani, Mallory Tater, Gerald Hill, and Deirdre Laidlaw.
Out of Place: Ann Copeland.
Reviews: Anita Lahey, Clarisssa Hurley, Emily Skov-Nielsen, Ryan Gaio, and Mark Dickinson.
Elizabeth Hay will be reading from her work this Wednesday, October 19th at 8pm in the lounge at the Alumni Memorial Building on the UNB campus. The event is free to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Her most recent novel, His Whole Life, is a coming-of-age story about a 10-year-old boy named Jim whose family is travelling from New York to Eastern Ontario. With a Canadian mother and an American father, Jim must navigate the conflicts that arise when family, country and nature are at odds. His Whole Life is a finalist for the 2016 Ottawa Book Awards.