Posted on June 18, 2019
My Name is Bridge (an excerpt)
Mother told me my grandmother has lost her mind. She stood in the moonshine for too long and wandered up into the ocean of stars so deep it was hard for her to find her way back. She was swallowed whole by the myths of the past one night, and never could be retrieved. “Kharafet,” my mother said, “she lives in the land of fables now.”
Posted on April 30, 2019
Congratulations to the winners of our 28th annual literary contest!
Posted on April 17, 2019
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.
Posted on March 29, 2019
odd sundays will be back at Tipsy Muse Café (86 Regent St), on March 31 beginning at 2 P.M. The featured readers will be Dian Day and Kayla Geitzler and there will be the usual open mic and free book draw..
Posted on March 28, 2019
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."
Posted on March 22, 2019
Charmaine Ward's Writing Tips
Read Charmaine Ward's take on the work of writing being the work of making aggregates and about being accident prone. Her essay "Moonstruck" appeared in our creative nonfiction issue, No. 277 (Autumn 2018).
Posted on March 18, 2019
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.
Posted on March 6, 2019
We are pleased to present the longlists for our 28th annual literary contest. Thank you to all writers who entered and congratulations to all of the following writers:
Posted on February 6, 2019
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.
Posted on February 1, 2019
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.