Category Archives: Writing

Minds Of My Own: Fredericton Comic Receives Praise But Still Lacks Publisher

Brian Conoley’s comic series Minds of My Own began, inauspiciously, with an unsuccessful pitch to a major comic book publisher. Conoley has since come to see that rejection as an integral part of getting the project off the ground. Making the pitch meant creating a rough map for the progression of the story as a whole, leaving him with a clear plan of action using independent funding, if not a publishing deal. Continue reading Minds Of My Own: Fredericton Comic Receives Praise But Still Lacks Publisher

East Coast Crafted: New Book Documents Atlantic Canadian Craft Breweries, Immediately Becomes Outdated

They say you can never step into the same river twice. Capturing the current state of craft brewing in Atlantic Canada is much the same. The ever-increasing flood of new and developing breweries across the four Atlantic provinces is hard to track. That’s why when beer enthusiasts Whitney Moran and Christopher Reynolds set out to compile their definitive guide, ‘East Coast Crafted,’ they knew it could only ever be a snapshot. It just happens to be a glorious one at an exciting time in the industry. Continue reading East Coast Crafted: New Book Documents Atlantic Canadian Craft Breweries, Immediately Becomes Outdated

Faire Communauté/Creating Community: Literary Event Aims to Unite Local Culture and Celebrate Language Diversity

From November 28th through to December 9th, twelve authors from different horizons and across the province will unite to share stories about what culture means to them for all who would like to listen. The Faire Communauté/Creating Community bilingual literary event will be making six stops around New Brunswick in an effort to unite communities, linguistic or otherwise, and celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity. Continue reading Faire Communauté/Creating Community: Literary Event Aims to Unite Local Culture and Celebrate Language Diversity

East Coast Writers Shortlisted For Governor General’s 2017 Literary Awards

Earlier this month, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the finalists for the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards. 70 titles were chosen from the 1,475 that were submitted in both English and French. As one of the longest-standing literary awards in Canada, the Governor General’s Literary Awards have celebrated over 700 works by writers, poets and translators in its 81-year history. This year, of the 70 titles selected, 11% have ties to Canada’s Atlantic provinces. Continue reading East Coast Writers Shortlisted For Governor General’s 2017 Literary Awards

The Errand: Saint John Writer Gets Publishing Deal For Graphic Novel

In what can only be interpreted as an effort to earn all the merit badges, Leo LaFleur, the Saint John songwriter who put out an album based on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in 2015, followed it in short succession with a second EP, topped it all off by penning ‘The Errand’, a fairy-tale graphic novel.  Continue reading The Errand: Saint John Writer Gets Publishing Deal For Graphic Novel