Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This Week at The Fiddlehead

Sharon McCartney, winner of the Acorn Plantos People’s Award for Poetry and a former poetry editor for The Fiddlehead, will be reading from her most recent collection, For and Against at Memorial Hall East Gallery on Thursday, January 27 at 8pm.

Fiddlehead contributors, George Sipos and M. Travis Lane, will also be reading from their latest collections of poetry, The Glassblowers and The All Nighter’s Radio.

This event will also take place at Memorial Hall East Gallery on Tuesday, February 8th at 8pm.

Don’t forget to check out poet Jorie Graham’s interview with Katia Grubisic published originally in The Fiddlehead 244 (Summer 2010) and now posted on her website here. Graham is a previous American Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Writers' Trust Online Auction and Evening Fundraiser

 The Fiddlehead is a proud auction donor in support of Margaret Atwood in Vancouver, a fundraiser to benefit the Writer's Trust of Canada. Check out the Online Auction of Literary Collectibles, which runs from January 26th at 12:00 a.m. until February 2, 11:59 p.m., and bid on original art, cool memorabilia or a chance to have your writing edited by one of The Fiddlehead's fabulous editorial board members!

If you are in Vancouver, the evening benefit and live auction will be held on Thursday, February 3, at the Fairmont Hotel. The reception starts at 7:00 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. Margaret Atwood will narrate a theatrical performance based on her best-selling novel, The Year of the Flood. The performance will feature the singers and actors from the original 2009 performance.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Interview with John Barton

Recently, I sat down with John Barton, poet, editor of The Malahat Review, and the University of New Brunswick's current writer-in-residence, to talk about his latest book of poems, Hymn, as well as the politics of being a gay writer in Canada.

A resident of Victoria, British Colombia, John Barton is also the co-editor of Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay Male Poets, and has been a finalist for a CBC Literary Award in poetry, as well as a National Magazine Award winner. His poems have been featured in journals across Canada and around the world, including The Fiddlehead.

Peter Forestell, Editorial Assistant

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kwame Dawes on PBS Newshour

Kwame Dawes, who has a MA (Creative Writing) and PhD (English) from the University of New Brunswick, was featured on the PBS Newshour. He spoke about his reporting and poetry on AIDS in Haiti.  He has been working with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.