1st Annual Sojourner Literary Festival


Founder, former President Canadian Poetry Association Donna Allard, is proud to bring Sojourner Literary Festival to O’Learys Art Cafe Inc. featuring NB poets & writers. The literary festival is in conjunction with the Richibucto Scallop Festival. Donna Allard has facilitated several literary festivals over the years and is looking forward to bringing talented NB writers to the stage. The event is free and open to the public; limited seating so come early. Refreshments to follow.

Sojourner is proud to present a stellar group of writers at its 1st Literary Festival including, The Bongo Poet Harris Sullivan; GG nominee Dr. Kathleen McConnell; Peace Poet Richard Doiron,; 2016 Fog-lit Festival poetry award winner Peter Beaumier, as well as a book signing by Moncton author George Griffin.

“I’ve had the great pleasure of not only reading Donna Allard’s wonderful poetry, but was also thrilled to meet her on my 2015 Cross-Canada tour. Donna has put together a very talented and diverse line-up writers for the debut Sojourner Festival.  I hope to be able to attend the kick-off of this fabulous Richibucto Festival in person, but if that is not possible, I will be there in spirit!

~ Candice James Poet Laureate Emerita, New Westminster, BC


O’Learys Art Cafe Inc., Richibucto NB

Host Barbara Quigley & Co-host Rhonda Burley

July 16th    6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Admission: FREE