Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer Fiction Issue Launch Reminder and Some Fiddlehead News

Don't forget that our summer fiction issue launch happens tomorrow, August 1 at 7pm. Come down to Gallery 78 in downtown Fredericton (796 Queen Street) and celebrate this strong issue. The launch coincides with Fredericton's culture crawl, a walking tour of downtown galleries and museums.

The Fiddlehead would also like to congratulate a long-time friend of the magazine, Shane Rhodes, who completed his MA in creative writing at UNB and worked on the editorial board of the magazine while completing his studies. Shane has just begun a stint as the 2013 Arts Queensland Poet in Residence down under in Australia. According to the press release, the director of the Queensland Poetry Festival Sara Gory says that it was "Rhodes' thought-provoking project, one exploring textual histories of colonisation, as well as his experimental style that made him stand out as an artist whose contribution to Australia’s poetry culture would be unique and invaluable." The Fiddlehead is proud to have published two poems from this project in the Winter 2013 issue.

Here's a link to the Queensland Poetry Festival.

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) recently interviewed The Fiddlehead's editor Ross Leckie about the magazine's history and Canadian writing in general. Go read their "Moveable Type" interview with Ross here.