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Prix Acadie-Québec

We are honoured and thrilled that the Frye Festival received the Prix Acadie-Québec on Thursday, June 21 during a reception given by the Bureau du Québec dans les Provinces atlantiques. The Prix Acadie-Québec is awarded annually to two recipients, one from Acadia and the other from Quebec. The award was created in 2006 by the Commission permanente de concertation entre l’Acadie et le Quebec to highlight the remarkable work of individuals or organizations that develop and reinforce relationships between Acadia and Quebec. The winners received a work of art, which was created by Huguette Joncas, from the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, and which symbolizes the convergence and collaboration between Acadia and Quebec.

Since its first edition in 2000, the Frye Festival has established and maintained close relationships with the Quebec literary sector. Over the past 19 years, more than 200 Francophone, Anglophone and Indigenous Quebec authors have participated in the Festival to share their stories and allow festivalgoers to discover their literary worlds. The Festival also collaborates with many publishers and other Quebec literary organizations to include more Acadian authors in Quebec events and to extend the reach of Acadian literature beyond the province.

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John Ralston Saul Conference

John Ralston Saul, the philosoper and essayist will deliver a conference discussing immigration at the Théâtre l'Escaouette on Thursday, May 31 at 7 pm. La librairie la Grande Ourse will be selling books during the event. You can even get your book signed after the event. The conference is free and will be taking place in French. 

JRS French

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19th edition of the Frye Festival

From April 21 to April 28, 34 authors were in Greater Moncton to feed imaginations by taking part in 44 events open to the public, including conversations, writing workshops, readings, and book launches, as well as school visits.

Thank you to everyone who participated and shared your love of reading, writing and ideas. We had an amazing week filled with insights, laughs and learning. Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support of the Festival. With their help, we are able to offer a varied program for children, youths and adults. A special thank you to our devoted volunteers! All the work you do makes the Festival a success!

THANK YOU!

We are looking for Frye Festival volunteers!

All our volunteers have varied tasks that are all essential to the success of the Festival! Visit our website for the detailed job description. Please fill out the short electronic form with your availabilities or contact Sarah Brideau by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 859-4389.

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The program was announced!

We are thrilled to announce the complete line-up of participating authors and unveil the program for the 2018 Frye Festival! Printed copies of the program will be available in your favourite local bookstore or library soon.

Preview Party du Festival Frye

Come celebrate the 2018 Frye Festival! On Wednesday, March 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre (3rd floor) we will unveil our official program and announce the last of our participating authors! There will be door prizes, a raffle (for our usual wine basket and, of course, books), light snacks and a cash bar. Tidewater Books will be there with a selection of our authors’ books for sale, the perfect opportunity to start your pre-festival reading! The event is open to all.

Geneviève Côté and Cindy Roy: Frye Festival 2018 Authors

Each week leading up to our Preview Party on March 21, we will announce the name of two festival authors.

Genevieve Cote Cindy Roy

Siobhan Gallagher and André Marois: Frye Festival 2018 Authors

Each week leading up to our Preview Party on March 21, we will announce the name of two festival authors.

Siobhan Gallagher André Marois

Biz and Michelle Winters: Frye Festival 2018 Authors

Each week leading up to our Preview Party on March 21, we will announce the name of two festival authors.
Biz   Michelle Winters

Frye Academy IX Winner!

Last Sunday at the Moncton Public Library, the Frye Academy jury of bilingual high school students debated two Canadian books, When the Saints by Sarah Mian and Taqawan by Éric Plamondon. We are happy to announce that Taqawan won the second debate as well as the grand finale with the book Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant! The Festival team is thrilled to invite Éric Plamondon for a public event with our jury members.

Eva Crocker and Amélie Panneton: Frye Festival 2018 Authors

Each week leading up to our Preview Party on March 21, we will announce the name of two festival authors.
Eva Crocker Ameülie Panneton