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What's Up?

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.

Upcoming Fiddlehead 2020 Event in Toronto

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." 

UNB Reading Series presents Phoebe Wang

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.
 

UNB Reading Series present Billy Ray Belcourt

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.
 

Launching Winter Issue this Weekend as Part of FROSTival!

The odd sundays reading series returns with a special Frostival celebration at 2pm on February 3, 2019. This will mark the first afternoon at a new venue, the Tipsy Muse Café at 86 Regent St. Odd sundays will be celebrating all things Winter by hearing local writers read selections of wintry poems and stories, and launching The Fiddlehead's Winter issue. 

Reading their work about Winter will be Phil Hall, Gwen Martin and Jennifer Houle. 

International journalist and award-winning author Marcello Di Cintio  to speak in Fredericton & Saint John

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 7:30pm acclaimed journalist Marcello Di Cinto will be speaking in the Alumni Lounge in the Alumni Memorial Building (130 Bailey Drive) at UNB Fredericton as part of the UNB English Department’s Author Series. The author of the acclaimed Pay No Heed to Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense and the award-winning Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, Di Cintio will read from his newest book and discuss contemporary Palestine and the narrow language of conflict. 

Odd Sundays presents special edition on December 16

The odd sundays event on December 16th will be the last at its usual location of Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent St. It will feature a slightly different format from the norm. The main portion of the afternoon will be a retrospective on the poetry of Margaret MacQuarrie-McLeod, who recently died after a lengthy illness. Margaret’s poetry will be read by members of the Wolf Tree Writers Group, of which Margaret was a founding member. That will be followed by two open sets on a seasonal theme.

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