The Writers’ Union of Canada is currently running a “Why Writers Matter” campaign “to remind us of the value and importance of writers, and the role they play in our […]

Upcoming Public Meeting

Please join me on May 11 at the Fredericton Public Library to help plan a literary festival for our area! We will decide on a date for an initial, smaller-scale […]

New Brunswick Book Awards Shortlists

. . . will be announced next Monday, February 29! Stay tuned. Seventeen books were submitted and three books will be shortlisted in each category (Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry).

I’m very excited to start my two-year term as Cultural Laureate. And I sure hit the ground running! This week has been very busy. On Monday, February 8, I was […]

Rawi Hage in Fredericton

Rawi Hage, winner of the 2008 Impac Dublin Award, the world’s richest literary prize, gave a fantastic reading tonight on the UNB campus. I was rooting for him to win […]

Thinking of Spring

Well, more precisely, the spring book season. I’ve just finished copyediting the second of two Goose Lane spring poetry releases under the Ice House imprint: Carmelita McGrath’s Escape Velocity and […]

Happy New Year

Well, another year is wrapping up, and as I reflect on 2012, I’m pretty amazed at how much I’ve accomplished — was it really only a year? I became gainfully […]

Thanksgiving Weekend

I’ve travelled up to the north shore of New Brunswick to visit family, and today climbed Dalhousie mountain with my wife and son. It was a beautiful day, and the […]