A number of people from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of arts in Fredericton have been recognized recently for their accomplishments as creative and academic writers. Mark Jarman and Robert Gray, professors in the English department, and Phillip Crymble, PhD candidate in English, are among nine finalists whose books made the 2016 East Coast… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick’s Centre for Hellenic Studies, in collaboration with the faculty of education’s Year of Creativity, is hosting a free public lecture on the evolution of text copying and handwriting in the 21st century. The lecture, titled “A Curse To Thee, O Pen!” will be presented by Eleni Karavanidou on Monday April… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick is holding its annual Alden Nowlan Festival in Fredericton from October 3-8, featuring some of Canada’s top award-winning poets and novelists. Critically acclaimed writer Wayne Johnston will open the festival on Thursday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall with a reading from his novel, The Son of a Certain… Read More »

Two of the 13 titles on last week’s Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist were penned by graduates of the University of New Brunswick’s master’s program in creative writing – Craig Davidson (MA’03) for Cataract City, and Wayne Johnston (MA’85, DLitt’03) for The Son of a Certain Woman. Shannon Webb-Campbell delved into the “unsung literary hotbed” at… Read More »

The English department at the University of New Brunswick has welcomed its newest writer-in-residence – bestselling author, Douglas Glover. Glover is an itinerant Canadian, author of six story collections, four novels, two books of essays, and The Enamoured Knight, a book about Don Quixote and novel form. His bestselling novel Elle won the 2003 Governor-General’s… Read More »

Encouraging a love and appreciation for the written word is the sole intent of a new course offered at UNB Saint John – English 3782: Special Topics: Lorenzo Reading Series. Offered every Monday this Fall, from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm, this new course will explore the literature written by authors visiting UNB Saint John… Read More »