Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Odd Sundays Reading Series On January 31, and Upcoming UNB Reading Series Events

"odd sundays" resumes on January 31st when we welcome Fredericton Gender Minority Group members Reid Lodge, AJ Ripley, and Rhys Humphries as our featured readers.

Reid Lodge is an LGBTQ rights advocate who focuses on improving transgender New Brunswickers’ human rights.

AJ Ripley dabbles in fiction, interviews, and personal essays. They are currently working on a PhD in feminist media studies, digital culture, and queer theory (UNB).

The majority of Rhys Humphries’ personal writing is best described as “creamy scrambled eggs peppered with a bit of reality, or maybe a lot of emotion and no real sense.”

As always, "odd sundays" invite you to gather at Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent St. at 2 P.M., Jan. 31. Come and enjoy what our guests have to offer, enjoy the readings during the open mic session, and stay for your chance to win in the book draw.

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UNB Reading Series — Winter 2016

February 3 K.D. Miller  Alumni Memorial  8pm
Naomi K. Lewis
February 11 Rita Wong East Gallery, Mem. Hall 8pm
March 16 Michelle Butler Hallett Alumni Memorial  8pm
March 23 Sean Michaels Alumni Memorial  8pm

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Mark Jarman Reads in Halifax, January 22nd

The Fiddlehead's Fiction co-editor, Mark Anthony Jarman is reading tonight in Halifax at St. Mary's University.

Mark's most recent book, Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, is a story collection published by Goose Lane Editions in 2015. His other books include 19 Knives, My White Planet, New Orleans is Sinking, Dancing Nightly in the Tavern, and the travel book Ireland's Eye.  His novel, Salvage King Ya!, is on Amazon.ca's list of 50 Essential Canadian Books and is the number one book on Amazon's list of best hockey fiction.

Mark has been short-listed for the O. Henry Prize and Best American Essays, he won a Gold National Magazine Award in nonfiction, has twice won the Maclean-Hunter Endowment Award, won the Jack Hodgins Fiction Prize, and has been included in The Journey Prize Anthology and Best Canadian Stories.

If you are in Halifax, this evening -- do head down to St. Mary's University to the Atrium, Room 101, 5940 Inglis St for the reading at 7:00 pm and to say hi to Mark. The reading is free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Odd Sundays Returns on January 17 with Spoken Word Collective

Returning to Corked Wine Bar (83 Regent St.) on January 17 is the "odd sundays" reading series!

The featured guests will be the spoken word collective, "The Uprisers" from St. Thomas University. Members include Blair Webber, Tyler Lifford, Brianna Parker, Victoria Vee, Anthony Bryan, and their professor, Andrew Titus.  The collective draws its inspiration from the likes of Shane Koyzscan and Sarah Kay, and is dedicated to spreading the poetic word to willing and unwilling ears alike! Audience members should come ready to be dealt a powerful, sometimes quiet/sometimes boisterous, raucous and reflective deck of poetry, served hot.

Festivities get under way at 2pm. Open mic session and book draw as per usual afterwards.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Books Received — What are you Looking Forward to Read?

Below is a picture of the recent books received at the office. What are you most looking forward to reading? Tell us! Go to the comment field below (or to Facebook or Twitter) and tell us what you're most looking forward to reading!