"Edson’s vivid portrayal of the urban area, as well as the working class and underclass, creates a vision of Saint John that highlights the discrepancy between the pre-modern idyllic notion of life in Atlantic Canada and the more complicated reality of the region."

-The New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Writers' Federation of New Brunswick

Well I've gone and done it--I've joined WFNB...I've been reluctant to join any sort of writers' union, wanting to remain on the outside of things. But I figure at this point in my career it will be nice to be part of a community of writers, especially since it is based in New Brunswick. I've chatted a bit with Director Lee Thompson and under his guidance it sounds like WFNB is heading in the right direction in its efforts to promote the NB Lit scene. Could there possibly be New Brunswick Literary Awards in the near future? Let's only hope so. I use the model of Newfoundland and how wonderful a job this province does with promoting its writers; I'm hopeful NB gets there one day too.

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