Les Éditions du Blé, the first Francophone publishing house in Western Canada are launching BREF ! on December 7 2017 in nearly a dozen cities across Canada. In Moncton, the launch will take place through a partnership between the Alliance Française and the Frye Festival on Thursday, December 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Alliance Française (100 Cameron street, 2nd floor). The event will take place in French.
The Frye Festival exists to feed imaginations and to celebrate reading and writing by connecting authors with our bilingual community. By inviting award-winning authors, the best new voices in Canadian literature and talented international writers, the Festival creates opportunities to discover books, share ideas and build the imagination.
We are proud to create contexts for learning and creativity with readers and writers of all ages in our great bilingual community.
In April 2018, we will:
Organize about 120 visits in schools, daycares and community centres all over New Brunswick at absolutely no cost
Distribute nearly $3,500 worth of books in schools and the community
Celebrate the literary talents of 230 youth through our Imagination at Work, Budding Writers and Café Underground events
Offer cash prizes and free half-day writing workshops with Festival authors for the winners of our Provincial Creative Writing Contest
Give Frye Academy IV members the chance to meet the author whose book was a favourite of the jury of bilingual high school students
The Frye Festival is a registered charity. We count on support from generous donors every year to make our programs happen. Please consider donating online—it only takes a few minutes. Thank you for your support!
Click here for all the details and to register. Deadline to register is November 10.
For added bookish flair, we will host a talk with Moncton's own cookbook author Dennis Prescott whose very popular new cookbook Eat Delicious came out last spring. Plus, Dennis will share his expert tips on how best to capture the story of food through photography.
All proceeds from the night's event, which will be doubled by World Wine & Food Expo, will be donated back to the Frye Festival, so please support generously. You will get a charity receipt for part of the ticket cost.Tickets are on sale now online, in person at the Moncton Coliseum and by phone at (506) 857-4100 during business hours from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.!
We are excited to welcome our new executive director, Diana Newton. Diana is thrilled to have joined the Frye Festival. She brings us both vast experience in project management and an in-depth knowledge of the literary sector, and she intends to put those attributes to work as she works with us to promote and grow the Festival. An experienced, senior-level, fully bilingual (English and French) book publishing and creative writing consultant, editor, translator, and researcher, Diana has worked for 20 years with the book publishing industries in Canada, the U.S., and overseas. She has undertaken over 30 consultancies in Africa, the Americas, the Arab World, and Asia for a wide range of clients, including the World Bank, UNESCO, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and Canadian book publishers. The author of numerous publications on book publishing, Diana holds an M.A. from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, in Ottawa, as well as an earlier M.Sc. in architecture from the Technical University in Vienna, Austria.
We're at 140 Botsford St. (Aberdeen Cultural Centre), on the second floor (suite 21).
Here's our schedule for this week.
Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
**OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, JULY 3.**
Feel free to call ahead if you wish or if you need to set up an appointment outside of these times: 859-4389.
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!
Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Oisín McGann, Dave Rudden and Deirdre Sullivan: 2017 Frye Festival authors