Fog Lit Hiatus Announcement

Fog Lit Festival would like to publicly announce that we will not be hosting the festival in 2019.

With six successful years under our belt, we will be taking this year to redevelop the festival and explore what the literary community in Saint John now needs. Many great organizations have popped up since Fog Lit started in 2013 and we are so amazed by the progress this city and New Brunswick has made, but with these new offerings we feel the need to refocus what we can offer. We are extremely grateful for everyone’s support and appreciate your patience during this time of change and improvement. If you have any questions please contact us at

If you are an organization or individual who is interested in partnering with Fog Lit or helping with Fog Lit 2020, we welcome you to reach out and introduce yourself! We’d love to get acquainted with everyone in the community, new and old.

We will also be hosting some standalone events through the year, so please stay tuned for updates and announcements on those!

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.



Chicken Kabsa with Rice (National Dish of Saudi Arabia)


Vegetarian Barley Totato Stew with Dried Lime and Tomato


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


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.

Workshop Registration – 2018

Are you interested in attending some awesome Fog Lit Book Festival workshops this year? Register using the forms below! Please click on the form and scroll down to fill out.

Talking in Slant, David Huebert:

Poetry 101, Bruce Meyer:

Intro to Freelance Writing, Trudy Kelly Forsythe:

The ABC’s to Better Writing, Lisa de Nikolits:

Comic Books Collaboration, Fundy Comic Arts Society:

Making Old Stories New Again, Terri Favro:

World Building, Dennis E. Taylor:

Intro to Songwriting, Adam Washburn:

The Intersection of Plot & Character, Tony Sekulich:

Festival Prologue

Join us on August 31st at the BMO Studio Theatre, from 7:00 – 8:00pm, as we announce this year’s Fog Lit Book Festival lineup! Hosted by comedian John Skov-Nielson, featuring a reading by author Jason Murray, and with entertainment provided by musician Adam Washburn, it’s an evening full of exciting surprises that you won’t want to miss.