Friday at the Festival

Friday is a big day here are Fog Lit. First up at 2:00 pm is Novel Tea. This perennial favourite is at a new location this year. The newly refurbished Stone Church (87 Carleton St) should add new character to the event. Hance Colburne will be MC and we will be listening to and discussing with Jan Wong, Grace O’Connell, Bridget Canning, and Margaret Gracie.

You’ll have to leave a little early if you want to make it to Craig Francis Power‘s reading from Skeet Love at 4:00 pm in Heroes’ Beacon. What’s a skeet you ask? Here is the Wikipedia definition.

Starting at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre (24 Coburg), we have Poetry Prélude where we will be entranced by Kathy Mac, R. William Patry and Clyde A. Wray. Come hungry to this event as Sankara Cuisine will be selling food by the plate.

The Poetry Slam will follow at 8:30 pm where our Prélude Poets will be judging verbal combatants contestants. Think you can take the heat? Then sign-up!

Thursday at the Fog Lit Festival

Thursday is the Teen Coffee House and Words and Wine night at the Festival.

The Teen Coffee House is at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary Theatre at InterAction at 228 Germain St. Melanie Mosher will be reading from her book Goth Girl before teens give their own performances at the mic.

Words and Wine is at 7:00 pm in Rothesay at the lovely mood-setting Shadow Lawn Inn, 3180 Rothesay Road. Authors Drew Hayden Taylor, Barbara Sibbald, Paul Rowe and Grace O’Connell will be reading for us and mingling as we enjoy wine from Dunhams Run.

Today’s workshop, Great Beginnings with Melanie Mosher, is at InterAction (228 Germain st.) before the Coffee House at 5:30 pm.

Welcome the Fog Lit 2017

Today is the start of five days all about reading and writing.

The opening starts at 6:00 pm at the Saint John Free Public Library in Market Square. Join us for the Book Launch of the Collected Poems of Alden Nowlan, edited by Brian Bartlett. Selections will be read by Sarah Rankin, David Creelman and Scott Thomas.

After the opening, Barbara Sibbald will be giving a workshop on the Two Stages of Editing. Please register for this workshop as there are limited spaces available.

We have had a line-up change: Emily Nilsen, who was to read in the Poetry Prelude and judge in the Poetry Slam has had to cancel. Replacing her will be R. William Patry.

Launch Party

Join us on Sunday August 27th and be among the first to learn which authors are coming to Saint John for the 2017 Fog Lit Festival.  Enjoy the music of Adam Washburn and a reading by Leo Lafleur.  Cast your vote to choose the artwork for the 2017 Journal Cover.    The evening will be kept lively by Fog Lit favourite Tim Turnell who will host the evening event.

  • Time: 7 PM to 10 PM
  • Place: Mix Resto Bar (39 King St – Delta Hotel)

Read. Write. Discover.


Volunteer Registration is Open!

Do you love Fog Lit Festival? Would you like to be more involved? Then volunteering is for you! Volunteers will have a unique opportunity to get to know Fog Lit’s featured authors and to see how the festival functions behind the scenes – and you’ll get first dibs on cool Fog Lit Festival swag! What could be better than that?

Head over to the “Volunteer” section of our website to see the various available positions and sign up today.