Today marks the beginning of Fog Lit 2016, Saint John’s fourth annual Readers and Writers Festival. From Wednesday, September 28 to Sunday, October 2 venues around Saint John will host events, readings, and workshops featuring canadian writers and local talent.
Andrea Kikuchi, co-chair of Fog Lit, is excited to be part of the festival for her fourth time and hopes as the years go on the passion of Saint John readers only grows.
“Our goal is to become a signature event in the Greater Saint John area, proving the city is indeed a reading town,” Kikuchi said in an e-mail exchange with the Baron.
As the festival opens tonight, here are five not-to-be-missed events for students at the Fog Lit Festival.
While these are five great suggestions, there are plenty more events and workshops happening over the week.
Visit foglit.ca for a complete overview of the week ahead. It’s time to get lit.
- Lunch and Learn: Shark Assault
Do you think sharks are rad as hell? Then this lunch and learn is the event for you!
Peter Jennings joins shark attack survivor Nicole Moore to discuss their book Shark Assault, the true story of Nicole’s encounter with a shark while on vacation at a Mexican resort.
After this horrific experience, Nicole will tell her story of her near death experience that resulted in the loss of her arm. Along with Peter and Nicole’s story, attendees can enjoy free snacks!
The Lunch and Learn: Shark Assault happens Thursday at noon in the Saint John Free Public Library.
- Words and Wine
Enjoy the winer things in life? Check out Words and Wine Thursday at 7pm at the Shadow Lawn Inn.
Featuring a wine tasting provided by “who cares it’s free wine”, art, and readings by Sue White, Craig Pinney & Moira Peters, Russell Wangersky, Chad Norman, and Darren Greer.
Time to channel your inner wine mom, get your kids to soccer practice, grab some knitting needles and enjoy some Atlantic Canadian reads!
- Authors, Ales, and Acoustics
It’s Saturday night so that means one thing: time to get wrecked. What better place to be than in the accompaniment of author readings and music?
Featuring Chad Pelley, Daniel MacCormack, Lisa de Nikolits, and Catherine Hogan Safer, this event is not to be missed and will be sure make sure your Saturday night is Fog LIT.
Kikuchi is also very excited for this event and explains further.
“We’re happy to have Mandy Lynn Donovan, a student at UNB Saint John, hosting the event. Also Daniel MacCormack who has interpreted works by David Adams Richards into song.”
This event happens Saturday night at 8PM at The Canterbury.
- Poetry Slam
Get ready y’all cause it’s about to go DOWN.
Six poets enter, one comes out. Local poets go head to head in an intense poetry head to head.
Judged by a panel of professionals including Clyde Wray, Jennifer Houle, and Alyda Faber, local poets will show their stuff in hopes of becoming Saint John’s Grand Poet Supreme. Friday at 8PM at the Saint John Ale House.
- Novel Tea
If you are down for a quiet Friday afternoon, the Novel Tea is the place to be.
Headlined by David Adams Richards, this event spans two hours and will feature readings from Richards, Kevin Major, Carol Bruneau, and Nicholas Ruddock. Friday at 2PM at the Saint John Free Public Library.