George Elliott Clarke Poetry Workshop

clarkeFog Lit has partnered with UNB Saint John and the Saint John Free Public Library in this year’s One Campus One Book One Community event; and we are proud to present a workshop on Poetry for aspiring and seasoned poets, with a focus on orality and diction for poems that are meant to be heard, not only read.



Wednesday, November 4th


Saint John Free Public Library

Registration for this work shop is now CLOSED. Thank you. If you wish to be wait listed pleased email and we will get back to you. 


Announcing the Fog Lit 2015 Lineup!!!

We are pleased to announce our lineup of authors, events, and workshops for Fog Lit 2015.

Remember space is limited so register early for ours events, workshops, and clinics here.  







Industry Professionals

Artists and Musicians

Signature Events

Other Events

UNBSJ Bookclub

Workshops & Clinics

Character Workshop

Playwrighting Workshop

Fantasy Workshop

Writing Humour Workshop

Short Fiction

Specialty Workshops & Clinics

How to Get Published

Query Letter Writing Clinic

Agent Pitch with Maria Vicente

Children and Teen Activities 

Comic Book Workshop






Click to enter your story, prose, or comic book into the Emerging Writers Contest.

We are proud to present the third annual Fog Lit Emerging Writers Contest for the Greater Saint John area. Fog Lit aims to promote our talented pool of local writers by going beyond the five day festival, and giving everyone an opportunity to share their work.

All winning entries will appear in Fog Lit Journal, Volume 3. Any writer in the area, who has not been traditionally published, is encouraged to enter.

The deadline for submissions is midnight AST January 15th, 2016  









  • Eligibility: Previously published stories are not eligible. Fog Lit defines an emerging writer as someone who does not have a book published (traditionally or e-published). ** All entrants must be residents of Kings County, Saint John County or Charlotte County.
  • Format: Entries submitted via Canada Post or Email must be typed, double spaced on plain white 8.5’ by 11’ paper, in standard fonts such as Times Roman or Arial, size 11 or 12.
  • This is a blind competition. Please do not include your name on any of the pages. Please use the entry form as your cover page. Story pages must contain a page number and the title of your story as a header. Poetry entries must not exceed 100 lines. Short Fiction entries must not exceed 3000 words. Entries will not be returned. LIMIT OF 3 (THREE) ENTRIES PER PERSON. MUST SUBMIT AN ENTRY FORM FOR EACH ENTRY
  • Prizes: 1st Place =$100; 2nd Place =$50; 3rd Place = $25 plus all winning entries will be published in the Fog Lit Journal.
  • How to Enter: Click the “Enter Contest Here” button below to enter the contest online or to learn how to submit you entry via email or Canada Post.
  • Entrance Fee: A $15 fee is required for submissions in the Adult Short Fiction (English), Adult Short Fiction (French), Adult Poetry (English) and Adult Poetry (French) categories. Entrance to all other categories is FREE.



Announcing our awesome lineup of Workshops and Clinics!

Creating Character Workshop

Fantasy Writing Workshop

Playwriting Workshop

Short Fiction Workshop

Writing Humour Workshop

Query Writing Workshop

How to Get Published Workshop

Literary Agent Pitch

Printable Black and White English 2015 schedule is available here.

Downloadable Full Colour English 2015 schedule is available here.

Printable Black and White French 2015 schedule is available here.

Downloadable Full Colour French 2015 schedule is available here.




Brian Henry

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Windsor to Charlottetown. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors.


You’re invited to bring a draft of a query letter you might use to interest an agent or publisher in your book. Bring two copies and we’ll whip it into shape so that you’ll have agents begging to see your manuscript. Registration for 15-minute consultations between 1 and 3 p.m. on October 3 will open soon.

A former participant on Brian’s query letter clinic:


At one of your How to Get Published workshops you helped me re-work my query letter. Before that, I’d queried dozens of agents, and guess how many of them asked to see my manuscript? None.

After you helped me rewrite, I sent my new query to six agents and all of them asked to see my full manuscript. It was like I discovered the secret password.

Thank you so much,

Sohan S Koonar
Windsor, Ontario.

Date: Saturday October 03, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Venue: Saint John Free Public Library – 1 Market Square, Saint John
Cost: Free