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2019 Poetry In Voice Competition Features Two Atlantic Canadian Semifinalists 

The Fiddlehead would like to congratulate the two Atlantic Canadian semifinalists in the 2019 Poetry In Voice Competition: Sophia Wilcott from Harbour View High School, Saint John, NB, and Berry Genge from Montague Regional High School, Montague, PEI. They are two of the 24 semifinalists chosen from over 10,000 students from 1,400 schools across Canada who will be competing for $25,000 in total prize money for themselves and their school libraries in an exciting, poetic evening at the National Finals Show, on Thursday, April 25th at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

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. 

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