On November 2, 2018, The Fiddlehead celebrated the publication of a chapbook, Arrivals and Departures: The Stories We Tell, at the Alumni Memorial Building on the University of New Brunswick campus. The title is the first in a new Foraging Chapbook series.The writing originated from a special Writing Workshop for Newcomers to Canada, sponsored by The Fiddlehead in collaboration with The Multicultural Association of Fredericton during Word Feast: Fredericton’s Literary Festival (September 21-22), and led by Anthazia Kadir.
Douglas Gibson, former senior editor and publisher at McClelland & Stewart and Douglas Gibson Books, will deliver a public lecture entitled “Across Canada by Story: A Coast-to-Coast Literary Adventure” on Monday, 19 November at Memorial Hall on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, beginning at 7:30 pm.
By Angela Wright
Gunshots! Gunshots!” my manager shouts through the phone. He has a penchant for being melodramatic and inflating the truth to make a point. It’s hard to hear him over the din in the background. The building is undergoing restoration and the sounds of hammers knocking against stone resonate through the hallways.
By Nicholas Herring
Milton James Rhode Acorn was born in Charlottetown, PEI, on March 30, 1923.
James Milton Rhodes Acorn (called Mickey by his brothers and sisters), whose descendants were German millers, was born in the old Provincial Hospital in Charlottetown.
Some people still incorrectly assume that “Milton Acorn” was a nom de plume.
Governor General’s Award winner and two-time nominee for the Griffin Poetry Prize Phil Hall will be serving as the University of New Brunswick’s Writer-in-Residence from Fall 2018 through Winter 2019. Phil is available to writers at the University of New Brunswick and the wider literary community for one-on-one or group consultations, workshops, and readings. His residency is sponsored by the University of New Brunswick Fredericton’s Department of English, Faculty of Arts, The Fiddlehead, the Canada Council for the Arts, and Arts New Brunswick.