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What's Up?

Stop! Look! Listen! What's Up? presents notices about local events, readings, and congratulations, and offers the occasional report from writers in various locales about what makes their cultural community tick.

Norman Dubie: The Details of Winter That Upset Us

By Ross Leckie, Editor.

I first came to the poetry of Norman Dubie as a student lurking in second-hand bookstores, finding bedraggled copies of his books, and taking them home with me. Well, I did pay for them, and then they paid me back. “These poems are as simple as ice,” I thought. Then I thought, “These poems are as damned complicated as ice. Slippery too.” If the devil is in the details, then so are the many gods of the living and the dead, and how we speak to them. 

Odd Sundays presents Season Finale; Authors' Fair in St. Stephen

Odd Sundays meets again on April 23 at Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent St., and the featured readers are Laura Noble and Katherine Ouellette. Their appearance at odd sundays is partial fulfilment of the requirements for their Honours Thesis in Creative Writing course at St. Thomas University. Since their proposed novel projects were approved by STU’s English Department in May 2016, they’ve been researching, plotting, writing, and rewriting under the supervisory eye of Kathy Mac (aka Dr.

Fiddlehead Contributor Doyali Islam Interviewed on CBC's Sunday Edition

This past weekend, Fiddlehead contributor Doyali Islam was on CBC's Sunday Morning talkiing with Michael Enright about "her childhood, the role of poetry in political resistance, and why she became a practitioner of parkour." As part of the discussion, she read "poem for your pocket," which we published last Autumn (The Fiddlehead, no. 269)! 

You can listen to the interview here!

Announcing Finalists for New Brunswick Book Awards

The Fiddlehead and the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick have announced the shortlisted titles for the second annual New Brunswick Book Awards. The winners will be announced at an awards presentation ceremony on Wednesday, May 24, at the University of New Brunswick’s Memorial Hall in Fredericton, NB. The program celebrates books published in the 2016 calendar year and in four categories: poetry (sponsored by The Fiddlehead), fiction, non-fiction, and children’s writing (picture books).

UNB Reading Series Presents Eden Robinson

Eden Robinson, a past Writer-in-Residence at the University of New Brunswick, will be reading from her newest work of fiction Son of a Trickster on Tuesday, March 14th 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.

Son of a Trickster (2017) focuses on a drug-dealing high school burnout named Jared. Jared doesn’t understand why his maternal grandmother dislikes him and calls him the son of a trickster — though he can talk to ravens, even when he’s not stoned. 

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