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Friday Night LIT

Author: Ian Letourneau

Posted on Sep 19, 2019

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Word Feast: Fredericton's Literary Festival will present Friday Night LIT on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Memorial Hall.

The evening will feature a reading by Shannon Webb-Campbell (current UNB PhD student) and the 3rd annual Word Feast Lecture — "Writing in a Dangerous Time" delivered by our festival headliner Carrianne Leung! After the lecture, both authors will sit down with CBC host Colleen Kitts-Goguen for an on-stage discussion. Don't miss out on this sure-to-be-fabulous event! FREE and open to all! Cash bar and snacks available starting at 6 p.m. in the lobby! Find more information about the festival.

Carrianne Leung is a fiction writer and educator. Her debut novel, The Wondrous Woo, was shortlisted for the 2014 Toronto Book Award. Her collection of linked stories, That Time I Loved You, won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, was shortlisted for the 2018 Toronto Book Award, and was longlisted for the 2019 edition of CBC’s Canada Reads. She lives in Toronto.

Shannon Webb-Campbell is a mixed Indigenous (Mi’kmaq) settler poet, writer, and critic. Her books include: Still No Word (Breakwater 2015), the recipient of Eagle Canada’s Out in Print Award, and I Am A Body of Land (Book*hug 2019). Shannon holds a MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, and a MA in English Literature at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, and is a doctoral candidate at UNB in the Department of English.

Colleen Kitts-Goguen is an award-winning journalist with CBC News in New Brunswick. 

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Contact: Ian Letourneau

Email Address: ian.letourneau@unb.ca