The Fiddlehead would like to congratulate the two Atlantic Canadian semifinalists in the 2019 Poetry In Voice Competition: Sophia Wilcott from Harbour View High School, Saint John, NB, and Berry Genge from Montague Regional High School, Montague, PEI. They are two of the 24 semifinalists chosen from over 10,000 students from 1,400 schools across Canada who will be competing for $25,000 in total prize money for themselves and their school libraries in an exciting, poetic evening at the National Finals Show, on Thursday, April 25th at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
The Fiddlehead is coming to Toronto! We'll be hosting an Introductory Spoken Word Workshop — "The Ecology of Story: Writing with Mother Earth" 3pm-5:30pm, in room MW130 on the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, with spoken word artists Sheniz Janmohamed and Mahlikah Awe:ri Enml'ga't Saqama'sgw (The Woman Who Stands and Walks In The Light).
Later that evening, there will be an Open Mic at 7:30pm in room MW130 (workshop participants are encouraged, though not obligated, to perform!) featuring performances by Sheniz and Mahlikah on the theme of "Ecology."
The University of New Brunswick invites you to a literary reading by Phoebe Wang at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 19th at the Alumni Building Lounge on the Fredericton Campus.
Phoebe Wang is a poet and educator currently living in Toronto. Wang’s work explores the intersection between material and psychic geographies. Her poems engage in a kind of fieldwork, surveying gardens, communities, and the paradoxes of subsumed histories. With understated irony and unsettling imagery, her poems address the internal conflicts inherent in contemporary living.
We are pleased to present the longlists for our 28th annual literary contest. Thank you to all writers who entered and congratulations to all of the following writers:
Introduction: Sue Sinclair
Creative Nonfiction: Rowan McCandless
Fiction: Liane Gabora, Catherine Austen, Avi Sirlin, and Chris Graham-Rombough
Poetry: Gwen Benaway, Matthew Stepanic, Shannon Webb-Campbell, Susan Haldane, Tim Bowling, Sneha Madhavan-Reese, David Barrick, Maureen Hynes, Elizabeth Ross, Bruce Bond, Rob Winger, and Nancy Lee
Reviews: M. Travis Lane, Susan Haley, David Creelman, Clarissa Hurley, and Katia Grubisic
The University of New Brunswick invites you to a literary reading by acclaimed poet Billy-Ray Belcourt at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in Carleton Hall, Room 139, on the Fredericton Campus.
Billy-Ray Belcourt is a poet, Rhodes Scholar, and author from the Driftpile Cree Nation. Belcourt’s work upsets form and genre while addressing a variety of topics and themes, including decolonial love, grief, intimacy and queer sexuality, and the role of Indigenous women in social resistance movements.