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Andrea Kikuchi

She is a founding member of Fog Lit Book Festival. Andrea has taught workshops for the Westside PACT, Write Stuff Festival, Word Collective, and the Saint John Free School. She has a number of publications and is currently working on her first full-length novel under the guidance of celebrated author - more

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Amanda Morine

She is from Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada. She is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant, with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick. Amanda has experience as a Finance Manager, Business Analyst and Payroll Auditor. As a child, she had a strong passion for - more

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Past Chair

Rosalyn Hyslop

She is a writer living in Quispamsis, NB. She has completed the first draft of her first novel in adult mainstream, and also completed a first draft of her second novel in teen fantasy. She also enjoys writing short stories and for children. Rosalyn completed several writing classes at McMaster University and Mohawk College while living in - more

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Board Member

Carole MacFarquhar

She was a professional librarian with expertise in teen and adult services, and collection development. She served as the Young Adult and Adult Services Librarian for the Saint John Free Public Library. Over the past 35 years, she has worked in a number of school and public libraries in - more

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Board Member

Stephanie Cormier

She is from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. She is currently a graduate student at the University of New Brunswick Saint John. Her research focuses primarily on culture and subcultures in urban settings. A bilingual writer, she primarily focuses on non-fiction and academic writing. She has attended several conferences throughout Canada and the US for her current and prospective research. Stephanie joined the Fog Lit Book Festival board of directors in 2017.

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Past Treasurer

John Hanson CMA

He is a writer living in Saint John. He is a Certified Management Accountant with experience in shipbuilding, management consulting, transportation, and information technology. He now teaches at NBCC. John understands that writing is a complicated endeavor and is difficult to achieve success on one’s own - more

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Board Member

Allison Bowes

She is a passionate lover of all things fiction, from sci-fi to crime thrillers, from comics to young adult literature. She currently lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick, and has a Bachelor of Science from Mount Allison University along with a recent Masters in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Maine. - more

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Board Director - on hiatus

Annette Robichaud

She is a bilingual poet originally from Saint John, NB who is currently in Japan. She received her MFA in Creative Writing Poetry from San Diego State University. Her poems and poetry translations can be found various journals including Goules de Brume, Poetry International and Poetry East West. - more

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Board Member

Laura Taylor

She had a varied cultural childhood here in the Saint John area surrounded by artists, musicians and writers. She moved into an academic study with a Bachelor of Fine Art then into Artifact Conservation at a variety of museums. Later life took her on a - more

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Board Member

Julie Ashford-Smith

She is the founder and CEO of Dark Attic Enterprises, a Saint John-based publishing house. Originally a writer herself, Julie is currently focusing her efforts on curating the written works of talented individuals from around the East Coast, all the while helping writers navigate the publishing industry and improve their craft. She joined the Fog Lit Book Festival board in 2018.