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.
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).
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.
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