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At a ceremony on January 20, 2018, Canadian senator David Adams Richards handed out 12 150th Senate Medals. In a news release, Senator Richards says, "I am very pleased to be presenting the 150th Senate Medals to twelve deserving individuals. These medals have been given out nationally to people who have made positive contributions to their communities. The men and women being honoured have contributed in diverse ways — through writing, art, sport, history, education, and community leadership.
[Note: This reading was unavoidably cancelled due to weather. The readers have been rescheduled for future dates.] The first odd sundays of 2018 takes place at 2 PM of January 7 at Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent St. Doors open at 1:30. Wayne Curtis and Clarissa Hurley are the featured readers, and as always, there will be an open mic and a book draw.
The Fiddlehead staff and editors obviously love books and read a lot of them. But which book did they read in 2017 would each recommend to the readers of The Fiddlehead? Most of these books were published this year, but not all (we believe excellent books are timeless)! Enjoy our picks, and please let us know which book you would recommend in the comments below.
On Dec. 17th, odd sundays will offer an opportunity for you to read your favourite seasonal celebratory works. The final odd sundays of 2017 takes place at Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent St. at 2 PM; arrive from 1:30 onward to get a book draw ticket and add your name to our special open mic list.
We have asked a couple of our special guests from over the years to begin the festivities and give us all some motivation.
Join Brian Bartlett on Thursday, December 7 at 7 PM at Westminster Books (445 King St. in Fredericton NB) as he launches Branches Over Ripples: A Waterside Journal, a follow-up to his Ringing Here & There: A Nature Calendar (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2014), a "book of days" composed of 366 short paragraphs of nature writing, this new book published by Gaspereau Press is made of 50 long, exploratory, digressive journal entries all originally drafted outdoors by various bodies of water — rivers, brooks, lakes, ponds, marshes, waterfalls, bays.