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The first Odd Sundays of 2017 arrives on January 15 at Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent St. beginning at 2 P.M. Please consider braving the elements and coming to listen to readings of poetry and fiction from Nicole Goodwin and Robert Gray. As always, there will be an open mic after the featured readers, and a chance to win a prize during our book draw.
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.