Category Archives: Writing

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

A New Song for Herman: Children’s Book Gets Sequel

Fredericton author Paul McAllister is gearing up for the release of the second book in his series about the Herman the Monster, A New Song for Herman. The story takes on currently relevant, real-world themes like not letting fear mask the truth and not reacting before learning the facts. Paul’s playful writing and the quirky and adorable illustrations of Toronto-based artist Emily Brown (originally from Chipman, New Brunswick) work perfectly together to portray this message in a fun and lighthearted story that everyone can enjoy. Continue reading A New Song for Herman: Children’s Book Gets Sequel

Riel Nason’s ‘All The Things We Leave Behind’

New Brunswick’s libraries are full of stories of exciting locations; tales of far off lands, and stories of intrigue, drama, romance, sex… Fortunately we also have some excellent home-grown writers such as Beth Powning, David Adams Richards and Stuart Trueman who have written of New Brunswick and its people.  Riel Nason is adding to that list with her own story, ‘All The Things We Leave Behind’. Continue reading Riel Nason’s ‘All The Things We Leave Behind’