Thursday, November 22, 2012

Halifax Celebration of East Coast and West Coast issues!

On Thursday, November 29, join nine Atlantic Canadian authors in Halifax, NS, as they read their contributions to The Malahat Review's East Coast issue and a selection from The Fiddlehead's West Coast issue.

The event takes place at The Wardroom on the University of King's College campus at 7pm. (See poster on left.)

Both issues will be available for sale. The event is free and open to the public.

Fiddlehead West Coast contributor Steve Noyes Featured in Podcast

Steve Noyes was recently interviewed by University of Victoria's CFVU radio for their "U in the Ring" program, where he talked generally about his work and read from his poetry featured in The Fiddlehead's West Coast issue.

Listen to the podcast on The Malahat's website here.

And while you're at it, don't forget to check out our special blog with The Malahat that contains all kinds of extras not found in the East Coast and West Coast issues, including reviews, interviews, and more podcasts.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

CBC Radio British Columbia features West Coast Issue

CBC British Columbia recently featured The Fiddlehead and The Malahat Review on their weekday afternoon radio program All Points West.

State of the Arts columnist Jennifer Chrumka examined both the West Coast and East Coast issues, and she talks about the collaboration.

On the podcast, you'll also hear Ross Leckie, editor of The Fiddlehead, speak about Atlantic literature, and The Malahat's editor John Barton and University of Victoria professor Nicholas Bradley discuss West coast literature.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The UNB Reading Series Presents Stephanie Bolster and Susan Gillis

The University of New Brunswick would like to invite you to a special poetry reading by Stephanie Bolster and Susan Gillis. The reading will take place on Tuesday, November 20 at 8pm in Alumni Memorial Lounge, UNB.

Stephanie Bolster will read from her latest work, A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth, whose poems, according to one reviewer, “read like small essays, and the finest end so wonderfully, just before they end, leaving so much more said by remaining unsaid.” She is the winner of such prestigious prizes as the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Archibald Lampman Award, and the Gerald Lampert Award.

Susan Gillis will read from The Rapids, a collection of poems that like the river its title invokes, is full of sudden shifts – a polyphony of surges and eddies and remarkable connections. She takes us from a balcony high over the St. Lawrence River in downtown Montreal, upstream to the Lachine Rapids, and beyond, to landscapes as far apart as Greece and the B.C. coast. Susan is the recipient of the Quebec Writers' Federation's A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry.

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The UNB Reading Series Presents Margot Livesay

The University of New Brunswick would like to invite you to a special reading by Margot Livesey. The reading will take place on Thursday, November 8 at 8pm in Alumni Memorial Lounge, UNB.

Margot Livesey will read from her seventh and latest novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy. Margot has been the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Artists' Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts. Margot is currently a distinguished writer-in-residence at Emerson College.

Alice Sebold says, "Every novel of Margot Livesey's is, for her readers, a joyous discovery. Her work radiates with compassion and intelligence and always, deliciously, mystery."

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fiddlehead Radio: A Discussion with Joan Clark

UNB graduate student Kyle Connelly with Joan Clark,
UNB Writer-in-Residence for 2012-13
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with acclaimed Canadian author and current University of New Brunswick writer-in-residence Joan Clark. Our discussion moved from her early career in Alberta up to her novel-in-progress (which is set in Sussex, NB) and the state of Canadian publishing.

Joan Clark is a Member of the Order of Canada and the author of two short story collections, four novels, six novels for younger readers, and three picture books. She lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

- Kyle Connelly
Editorial Assistant

(Right Click or Control Click on the above link to download mp3 interview.)