Thursday, September 29, 2011

Award-winning author and filmmaker David Bezmozgis to read at UNB

Award-winning author and filmmaker David Bezmozgis will be reading from his Giller Prize long-listed novel, The Free World, at the Galleries in Memorial Hall on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at 8pm.

David Bezmozgis was selected by The New Yorker as one of the twenty writers of fiction under forty years old most likely to be a major writer of his generation.

Latvian-born Canadian Bezmozgis received acclaim for his first collection of fiction, Natasha and Other Stories (2004), which was a New York Times Notable Book, one of the New York Library's 25 Books to Remember for 2004, and was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award (UK), the LA Times First Book Award (US), and the Governor General’s Award (Canada) and has been translated into fifteen languages. Bezmozgis' stories have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Harpers, Zoetrope All-Story, and The Walrus.

Bezmozgis developed his first feature film, Victoria Day, at the Sundance Labs and it premiered in competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, subsequently receiving theatrical release in Canada and a Genie Award for Best Original Screenplay.

The Free World was published in April 2011 in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Holland. It was announced as a selection for the Giller Prize long list on September 6th, 2011.

The reading is presented by the University of New Brunswick English Department, the UNB Bookstore, The Fiddlehead, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Fiddlehead is Pleased to Welcome Writers from Across Canada to the 8th Annual Poetry Weekend

The 8th Annual Poetry Weekend opens Friday, September 30th, at Memorial Hall at 8pm with a reading by UNB writer-in-residence Sue Sinclair.

Readings by local poets and writers from across Canada will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 1st & 2nd, at 11am, 2pm, and 8pm at Memorial Hall

Poets include Amanda Jernigan, Jeffery Donaldson, James Langer, Warren Heiti, Leigh Kotsilidis, Linda Besner, Asa Boxer, Mark Callanan, Shoshanna Wingate, Nick Thran, Anne Compton, Karen Schindler, Rhonda Douglas, Ross Leckie, the ghost of Richard Outram and many more.

The Poetry Weekend is presented by the University of New Brunswick English Department, the UNB Bookstore, The Fiddlehead Journal, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Free refreshments and a cash bar on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Reading Series Week of Sept 19: Gary Geddes and Wayne Johnston

2011-2012 Reading Series!

Below is the list of writers scheduled to read at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton during this academic year. All the readings are free! So if you are here in Fredericton (or coming by for a visit), take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to hear great Canadian authors reading from their new works.

Most readings are in the evenings either at Memorial Hall or Alumni Memorial Hall on the University of New Brunswick campus. Please click here for a map of UNB. For each reading we will post reminders or updates in this blog closer to the dates of each reading.
Fall 2011
Gary Geddes 19 Sept Memorial Hall
Wayne Johnston 22 Sept Memorial Hall
Sue Sinclair 30 Sept Memorial Hall
Poetry Weekend 1-2 Oct Memorial Hall
David Bezmozgis 4 Oct Memorial Hall
Molly Peacock 18 Oct Alumni Memorial
Antanas Sileika 25 Oct Alumni Memorial
Timothy Taylor 15 Nov Alumni Memorial
Steven Heighton 23 Nov Alumni Memorial
Winter 2012
Holly Luhning 16 Jan Alumni Memorial
Tammy Armstrong &
Nick Thran
15 Feb Memorial Hall
Lynn Davies &
Sue Goyette
15 Mar Alumni Memorial
Amy Jones &
Rebecca Rosenblum
29 Mar Memorial Hall
Linden MacIntyre 12 Apr Memorial Hall