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 »

James Arthur (MA, 2001) has recently published his first book of poetry called Charms Against Lightning. Published by the prestigious publisher Copper Canyon, Arthur’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, The New Republic, The American Poetry Review and UNB’s own Fiddlehead. He was born in Connecticut, grew up in Toronto, and lived in Fredericton from… Read More »