Monday, February 9, 2015

Upcoming Readings in Fredericton Area

There are all kinds of readings happening in Fredericton over the next week starting with tonight! A reminder that Craig Davidson reads at Memorial Hall tonight at 8pm. The event is free and all are welcome!

UNB Alumnus Craig Davidson, author of The Giller Prize short-listed Cataract City, published in 2013 by Doubleday. In his fourth literary novel Davidson presents a tourist town with an uncanny hold over those born within its borders, a place with more to it than first meets the eye. Beyond the gaudy storefronts and sidewalk vendors, past the hawkers of tourist T-shirts and souvenirs, are the townspeople who toil at The Bisk, the local cookie factory. And behind that crumbling façade are the truly desperate: those drawn to gritty alleyways on both sides of the US-Canada border, inhabitants of a shadow world that runs on money exchanged over dog races, bare-knuckle brawls, and night-time smuggling.

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Shane Neilson, frequent Fiddlehead contributor, reads at Odd Sundays at Molly's on Sunday, February 15. The reading starts at 2pm, is free, and open to the public.

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And this Thursday, February 12, The Cinnamon Café at 469 King Street is hosting a Spoken Word Poetry Night from 7 - 9pm. If you would like to read your own piece for this event, contact Cassidy or Brooke.