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Despite the cooler temperature today in downtown Fredericton, fiction co-editor Mark Jarman entertained a small, but appreciative, audience from his Fredericton Arts Alliance artist-in-residence studio in the old soldiers' barracks.
Jarman has been sharing the studio this week with basket maker Katie Nicholas, chatting with tourists about his own writing, and promoting The Fiddlehead. As part of the residencies, Fredericton artists engage the public and tourists with outreach events over the lunch hour. Today, Jarman hosted a second celebration of The Fiddlehead's summer fiction issue.
Please join fiction co-editor Mark Jarman, next week's Fredericton Arts Alliance artist-in residence, for a lunch-time celebration of a very special Summer Fiction Issue of The Fiddlehead. All through the summer, two artists of different disciplines share a studio in the Casemates (historic soldiers' barracks) in downtown Fredericton.
Don't forget that our summer fiction issue launch happens tomorrow, August 1 at 7pm. Come down to Gallery 78 in downtown Fredericton (796 Queen Street) and celebrate this strong issue. The launch coincides with Fredericton's culture crawl, a walking tour of downtown galleries and museums.
Please drop by Gallery 78 August 1 for a launch and celebration of a very special Summer Fiction Issue of The Fiddlehead, an issue which boasts new stories from Dan Woodrell (writer of Oscar winner Winter’s Bone), Craig Davidson (writer of the film Rust and Bone and a UNB grad), local author Raymond Fraser, and three accomplished Irish writers, Mary O’Donnell, Mike McCormack and Eoin McNamee, the latter a Man Booker Prize nominee.
UNB's Fredericton campus will be alive with words next week (July 8-12) as the 38th annual Maritime Writers' Workshops takes place.
The Fiddlehead's poetry co-editor Ian LeTourneau was one of the invited guests of the Whitehorse Poetry Festival this past weekend, and he reports that it was a fabulous time reading poetry under the midnight sun.
Eliza Robertson, winner of The Fiddlehead's short fiction contest in 2010 (published in no. 243) for her story "Worried Woman's Guide," has just been announced as the regional winner (Canada and Europe) of the prestigious 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for "We Walked on Water."