This summer we are thrilled to be joined by three amazing students! Over the next weeks Liam, Pat, and Alex will be helping coordinate, plan, and prepare Fog Lit’s fourth festival for readers and writers across the Saint John area. They will be spending their summer scrambling for volunteers and sponsors, drawing up promotional materials, and reading the works of the seasoned authors that Fog Lit is bringing to Saint John this year. We hope that their youthful energy, creative experience, sweat, blood, tears, and combined passion for the arts will make this year’s Fog Lit Festival more engaging and enjoyable than ever before.
Special Events Coordinator
Pat is a writer, filmmaker, and musician from Saint John. He graduated from UNB, where he studied English Literature and Film Production. Pat was Flourish Festival’s Artist in Residence in January, where he wrote, produced, and directed his first short film, Bad Noise. Pat recently kickstarted Saint John’s New Brunswick Short Film Showcase and is currently working on an Under-the-Stars film series in conjunction with Uptown Saint John. He’ll be putting this experience to work as Fog Lit’s Event Coordinator.
More information on the Flourish Festival can be found here.
More information on Pat’s short film, Bad Noise, can be found on its Facebook page.
Liam is a third year English Literature honours student at UNB Saint John and is thrilled to join the Fog Lit team this summer. He has written for UNB Saint John’s school newspaper, The Baron, as well as his own personal blog. When he is not obsessing over pop culture, he is writing his own works, focusing mostly on stage and screenplays. He is obsessed with theatre and television while also an avid reader. Upon completion of his undergrad, he hopes to further his education in creative writing for television. Help nourish his fragile ego by following him on Twitter, @liamfloyd.
Sponsorship & Volunteer Coordinator
Alex is a voracious reader, occasional writer, and an actor at heart. He has performed in Saint John High School musicals, DramaFest productions, and Saint John Theatre Company’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (2011), and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour” (2015). His writing is bad and he usually hides burns it, hides it, or flushes it down the toilet, but he did write and direct a play for DramaFest this year that turned out well because of the dedication and hard work of a good cast that was able to tolerate how stupid he is. Alex is heading to Dalhousie University this September after having graduated from Saint John High School. In five years, Alex sees himself dozing off in the gutters of Halifax clutching his liberal arts degree with cold, lifeless, unemployed hands.