Fog Lit Book Festival – Project Coordinator

Fog Lit Festival Inc. is searching for an individual for a 6-month fulltime coordinator. The ideal candidate will be a responsible individual with the ability to work independently and demonstrate creativity.

Duties may include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist with content management for the Fog Lit website (WordPress)
  • Assist with market profiling and research co-ordinating with like-minded cultural organizations
  • Assist in the development of our marketing strategy
  • Develop and execute social media strategies, creating content
  • Help organize and present stand-alone author readings, workshops and other events
  • Investigate potential authors and publishers for the 2020 edition of Fog Lit Book Festival
  • Participate in promotional activities such as booths at markets and Area 506*
  • Assist with grant preparation and report writing
  • Work with the Fog Lit Board Executive to develop a fundraising plan*
  • Maintain partner relationships including: sending out correspondence to contact lists, managing email correspondence and phone inquiries, working with volunteers, developing and communicating with community partners
  • Administrative duties such as filing, reorganizing, and maintaining databases (Google Drive)
  • Assist with Board activities such as scheduling and planning*
  • Assist with the recruitment of volunteers
  • Supervision of summer student(s)
  • Other duties as required

*This position may require occasional evenings or weekends for promotional activities, special event coordination, committee meetings and Board meetings. Advance notice will be given.

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • A background in the fields of Literary Arts, Business Admin/Marketing, Communications & Information Studies or related disciplines or experiences
  • Strong knowledge of social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), working knowledge of web design and management (or willingness to learn), familiarity with graphic design programs, such as, Adobe Suite
  • Previous experience working or volunteering with festivals
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in English (oral and written)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong time management skills
  • Familiarity with graphic design software (ie Adobe InDesign) considered an asset

Please send applications to: foglitfestival@gmail.com by Monday June 24, 2019

Fog Lit Book Festival – Marketing Coordinator

Fog Lit Festival Inc. is seeking a student or graduate studying or with experience in the field of Communications, English, Business Administration/ Marketing or Graphic Design.

Duties may include (but are not limited to):

  • Updating and creating Website content (WordPress)
  • Assisting with community outreach
  • Researching and coordinating with like-minded and cultural organizations
  • Assisting in the development of our marketing strategy
  • Developing and executing social media strategies, creating content
  • Assisting in developing and distributing promotional materials, including; programs, posters, bookmarks, etc. (Photoshop and InDesign)
  • Managing specific marketing projects as assigned
  • Providing support to Board members and committees in carrying out tasks related to Festival mandate*
  • Proposal and report writing
  • Developing a list of potential sponsors and partners
  • Assisting with special events*

*This position may require occasional evenings or weekends for promotional activities, special event coordination, committee meetings and Board meetings.  Advance notice will be given.

This position is for up to 16 weeks, 40 hours per week @ $11.25 per hour

Applicants must be:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

Send applications with resumé and cover letter to: foglitfestival@gmail.com by Monday June 24, 2019

Sankara Cuisine Poetry Jam Pop-Up

Join Sankara’s Chef Aman, hailing from Saudi Arabia, to have a taste of his unique culture at the Fog Lit pop-up dinner, taking place at the Saint John Arts Centre before the Poetry Jam from 7:00-9:00 pm! This authentic cultural yet casual dinner will be accompanied by traditional and contemporary Saudi Arabian music. Vegetarians can be accommodated; please provide Sankara with any dietary needs/restrictions via email.

Menu

Main:

Chicken Kabsa with Rice (National Dish of Saudi Arabia)

or

Vegetarian Barley Totato Stew with Dried Lime and Tomato

and

Herbed Salad with Arugula, Mint, Cilantro, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Carrot, Cucumber with Sumac Lemon Vinagrette

Dessert:

Saudi Churros with Rose Water

 

While everyone is encouraged to stay for the entirety of the Poetry Jam, takeaway will be available. However, tickets must be purchased in advance; sorry, no “popping-in” for the Pop-Up! Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased here.

Fog Lit Journal Launch 2018

Fog Lit is launching our 5th Journal celebrating local writers. The authors chosen for the journal will be reading from their work.

Bernie Cormier will be hosting for us and musician Magnus LaBillois will be playing.

Saturday, February 24th, 2 pm – 4 pm,  at the Saint John Art Centre. Refreshments will be provided.

Sunday the Festival finale

We’ve reached the end of the Festival with Books and Brunch. Join us for brunch at 10:30 am at Big Tide (47 Princess St.), who have generously opened early for us.

Clyde A. Wray will be returning to MC the event while Nuala Reilly and Leo LaFleur will read. Our open mic for emerging authors follows. People who want time at the mic can sign-up at the event.

Thank you to all the people who attended our events and to the Authors, who provoked thought and entertained. We would also like to thank our wonderful volunteers that helped make this possible. We would also like to thank our sponsors and partners:

Major Sponsors
Department of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages: Building Communities through Culture and Heritage Program
Province of New Brunswick: Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture
The City of Saint John Community Arts Funding Program
Uptown Saint John

Sponsors
Stephen and Pamela Ring
Writers Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB)
Mrs. Dunster’s
Sussex Area Community Foundation
King Cole Tea
PWAC
Picaroons Traditional Ales

Partners
Saint John Free Public Library
Kennebecasis Public Library
InterAction School of Performing Arts
Print Three
Salon du livre de Saint-Jean
ARCf affaires culturelles
Indigo/Coles
CBC Radio
Shadow Lawn Inn
Big Tide Brewing Co.