Frye Festival: 25th Edition 📚

April 19 @ 9:00 am April 28 @ 11:30 pm

The Frye Festival is the largest literary event in Atlantic Canada and a bilingual celebration of books, ideas and the imagination.

Amounting to ten days of festivities, the festival takes place at the end of April and unfolds in the Greater Moncton region, in neighbouring communities, and, in the case of school visits, all over the province.

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David Bergen and Elaine McCluskey Read at the AX 📚

April 25 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

AX is pleased to welcome to the gallery authors David Bergen and Elaine McCluskey

Join us on Thursday, April 25th, 2924 at 6:30pm for a FREE public reading.

We acknowledge the support of Canada Council for the Arts. Thank you to the New Brunswick Department of Tourism Heritage and Culture for their support of this event.

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Bookmaking Workshop 📚

May 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Meg Clark’s last sketchbook workshop was a sold out success and Meg is coming back!

Learn bookbinding techniques and take home a sketchbook for drawing, painting, or watercolour.

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Sketchbook cover size will be 6″ x 8″, inside paper will be 5.5″ x 7″. The sketchbook will feature exposed binding (Coptic Stitch) and Decaled edge.

Cost: $35 for sketchbook paper / $45 for watercolour paper

All materials provided

Space is limited. Call the Gallery, 392-6769, or email info@mccainartgallery.com to register.

Payment secures registration. No refunds for cancellations less than 7 days before workshops.

Class will be held at the River Art Centre, 8746 Main Street, Florenceville-Bristol.

Payments can be made through e-transfer or at the Gallery with your chosen method of payment.

ALMAG thanks the Carleton North Community Foundation whose support helps us to offer these workshops to our community.

For more information visit www.cncfdn.com

$35 – $45
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Preview Party 21 March 2023, 5pm to 7pm at the Centre culturel Aberdeen Cultural Centre

Frye Festival Preview Party 👀

March 21, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

On March 21, 2023 at 5 p.m., come celebrate the unveiling of the Frye Festival’s 24th annual edition, and be the first to discover the full author lineup and schedule of events!

Preview Party 21 March 2023, 5pm to 7pm at the Centre culturel Aberdeen Cultural Centre

We will also introduce our new web platform. Participation is free, but please rsvp here: http://bit.ly/3ILsCtF

We are looking forward to seeing you!

📅 March 21, 2023
⏰ 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
📍2nd floor of the Aberdeen Cultural Centre

♿ Wheelchair Accessible: ramp at the entrance on Alma Street and elevator in the middle of the building.

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Lanterns on the Nashwaak, Refletions to Light the Way Home by Neil Sampson and Stained Glass, a Kaye Eliot Mystery by Jane Tims at Westminster Books, November 12, 2022

Lanterns on the Nashwaak and Stained Glass 🏮

November 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Reading and book signing this Saturday, November 12, 202, at 2pm at Westminster Books.

Lanterns on the Nashwaak, Refletions to Light the Way Home by Neil Sampson and Stained Glass, a Kaye Eliot Mystery by Jane Tims at Westminster Books, November 12, 2022

Neil will read from his new book ‘Lanterns on the Nashwaak’ and Jane Tims will share her newest mystery in the Kaye Eliot Series ‘Stained Glass.’

There will be cookies and Q and A. Lots of fun to welcome November.

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Atlantic Arts Symposium Book Fair 📚

Attention Atlantic artists! Do you have an arts publication you’d like to feature at the Arts Atlantic Symposium book sale? We would love for you to send us your zines, art books, exhibit catalogues, and other goodies for us to sell or distribute on your behalf at the inaugural Arts Atlantic Symposium.

Collage of books. Text reads: Be part of the Arts Atlantic Symposium Book fair! Logos of the Arts Atlantic Symposium and Arts Link NB.

There is no commission; rather, the cost to sell or distribute is the donation of a copy of your publication to our Lending Library:

If you have any questions or would like a submission form, please feel free to reach out to hailey@artslinknb.com

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Megan Clark Bookbinding Popup 📖

September 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm

After rediscovering her love of bookbinding, Meghan Clark will use her week-long residency with the
Fredericton Arts Alliance to produce book covers using unconventional materials.

A book with a lichen binding.

Clark’s residency, Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, will provide her the opportunity to take a break from her full-
time job and concentrate on her art and creative abilities. She often dedicates her time to marketing and graphic design.
Clark enjoys creating art in her own time and selling her hand-bound books at nearby art galleries
including the Andrew and Laura McCain Gallery.
Book binding is an obsession that arose in her one free elective class at the Nova Scotia College of
Art and Design (NSCAD)
. Although she had earlier experience with bookbinding, Clark said that she
“learned the rules and the tools at NSCAD.”
“I remember making handmade journals and fake books for school projects,” she said.
For more than five years, Clark has been making book covers. She says at one point in her life she
lost the passion for it. Her life’s circumstances have led her to return to the art. She purchased a
punch needle and felt inspired to use it to create a book cover. She remembered the joy that
creating covers brought her.
Clark is very interested in exploring different media and trying new techniques for her residency
project. She intends to make books this week using multiple materials, media, and recycled items.
“I want to create books that push the boundaries of conventional binding by using the skills I’ve
learnt,” she said.
For her pop-up event, Sept. 3, Clark hopes to display the books she has made so far, along with the
three new books she plans to do. This event will be held at the Fredericton Public Library from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. She will take the opportunity to work on some nature inspired projects.
“I hope people will come see me, whether they are curious about me or have a project that they
want advice on.”
The Fredericton Arts Alliance is grateful for the support of the City of Fredericton and Downtown Fredericton in making these residencies possible.

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Author Book Signing at the NB Museum

8 November Thursday 6:30 pm: Author Book Signing. Free admission. Join author Wanda Baxter & illustrator Kat Frick Miller in celebrating the New Brunswick book launch of If I had an Old House on the East Coast. Refreshments, Book Signing, Q & A (In English)