Monday, April 11, 2011

This Week at The Fiddlehead

The final UNB Reading Series event of the semester is both a launch of The Best Canadian Poetry 2010 (which includes five poems first published in The Fiddlehead) and a farewell reading by John Barton, the 2010/2011 UNB writer-in-residence and one of The Fiddlehead poetry judges for the 2010 contest.

Also reading their poetry as part of the launch will be The Fiddlehead’s editor Ross Leckie, poets Anne Compton, and Allan Cooper. The reading takes place on Tuesday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in the East Gallery of Memorial Hall.

Steven Heighton The Fiddlehead’s 2010 Short Fiction Judge and 2010 National Magazine Award winner, is on The CBC program The Next Chapter. Check out Steven’s episode with Guy Gavriel Kay about social media and its affect on the creative process.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month and the League of Canadian Poets has organized a series of readings, performances, and displays that celebrate poets, libraries and twenty-five years of the Public Lending Right Commission. Check out the League’s National Poetry Month blog. Poems will be published all month on this year’s theme “nurture / nourrire” and there is a complete listing of poetry events organized in various public libraries across the country.

Can’t make one of the readings? The Public Lending Right Commission is publishing weekly podcasts of some of the readings.