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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 in the UNB Reading Series: Wayne Johnston & Poetry Weekend

The University of New Brunswick would like to invite you to hear a reading by the critically acclaimed writer, Wayne Johnston. His latest novel, The Son of a Certain Woman, was published just last month and has already been long listed for the Giller Prize. It is the story of Percy Joyce, born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in the fifties, who is an outsider from childhood, set apart by a congenital disfigurement. Soon on the cusp of teenagehood, Percy is filled with longing for what he can’t have, his disturbingly alluring mother, Penelope, whose sex appeal nearly leaps off the page. Everyone in St. John’s lusts after her—including her sister-in-law, Medina; their paying boarder, the local chemistry teacher, Pops MacDougal; and . . . Percy. The Son of a Certain Woman brilliantly mixes sorrow and laughter as it builds toward an unforgettable ending.

Reminder: Douglas Glover Reads September 26!

The University of New Brunswick would like to invite you to hear Douglas Glover, our writer-in-residence for 2013-14, read from his new novel Savage Love, published by Goose Lane Editions. He will be meeting with writers from the community and from UNB through the year, and if you would like to receive his feedback on your writing, you can contact him through the department of English.

Summer Fiction Issue Launch!

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.

DOCTalks Festival Presents Michael Crummey in Fredericton

The University of New Brunswick would like to invite you to a special documentary and panel discussion based on Newfoundland writer Michael Crummey's book of poetry, Hard Light, and his observations of rural outport culture and life in relationship to the past, and juxtaposed with present day modernity. This event is part of the DOCTalks Festival.

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