Friday Night LIT at Memorial Hall UNB

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September 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Memorial Hall
Word Feast: Fredericton's Literary Festival
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Friday Night LIT

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Memorial Hall – UNB

Fredericton, New Brunswick
Join us at Mem Hall for FRIDAY NIGHT LIT! The evening will feature a reading by Shannon Webb-Campbell and the 3rd annual Word Feast Lecture — “Writing in a Dangerous Time” delivered by our festival headliner Carrianne Leung! After the lecture, both authors will sit down with CBC host Colleen Kitts-Goguen for an on-stage discussion. Don’t miss out on this sure-to-be-fabulous event! Free and open to all! Cash bar and snacks available!

CARRIANNE LEUNG is a fiction writer and educator. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Equity Studies from OISE/University of Toronto. Her debut novel, The Wondrous Woo, was shortlisted for the 2014 Toronto Book Award. Her collection of linked stories, That Time I Loved You, won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, was shortlisted for the 2018 Toronto Book Award, and was longlisted for the 2019 edition of CBC’s Canada Reads. Carrianne’s work has also appeared in The Puritan, Ricepaper, The Globe and Mail, Room Magazine, Prairie Fire and Open Book Ontario. She lives in Toronto.

SHANNON WEBB-CAMPBELL is a mixed Indigenous (Mi’kmaq) settler poet, writer, and critic. Her books include: Still No Word (Breakwater 2015), the recipient of Eagle Canada’s Out in Print Award, and I Am A Body of Land (Book*hug 2019). Shannon holds a MFA in Creative Writing from University of British Columbia, and a MA in English Literature at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, and is a doctoral candidate at the University of New Brunswick in the Department of English. She is the editor of Visual Arts News Magazine.

COLLEEN KITTS-GOGUEN is an award-winning journalist with CBC News in New Brunswick. She handles afternoon radio news as well as guest host duties on Information Morning Fredericton and Shift, the provincial afternoon program. She is the winner of both an Atlantic Journalism Award and a Gracie Award for women in media. Colleen has also worked in publishing, spending several years with Goose Lane Editions in Fredericton as a publicist and in non-fiction acquisitions. Along with her family, she sponsors the Alice Kitts Memorial Award for Excellence in Children’s Writing as part of the New Brunswick Book Awards. If asked what five items she would bring to a desert island, her answer would be, “A book, another book, two more books and chocolate.”

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