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Eva Crocker and Amélie Panneton: Frye Festival 2018 Authors

Each week leading up to our Preview Party on March 21, we will announce the name of two festival authors.
Eva Crocker Ameülie Panneton

In Conversation with Tima Kurdi

Tima Kurdi is an internationally recognized spokesperson on the global refugee crisis. She is the author of The Boy on the Beach: My Family’s escape from Syria and Our Hope for a New Home.

This memoir (to be published by Simon & Schuster Canada) tells the story of her beautiful family, before and after the death of her nephew Alan Kurdi, whose photo was seen by millions.

The English-language event, hosted by Christine McLean, will take place on Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 pm at théâtre l’Escaouette, 170 Botsford St., Moncton. It will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Free and supervised children’s activities will be offered in the lower level of the theatre.

Tima Kurdi

Joey Comeau and Suzanne Myre: Frye Festival 2018 Authors

Each week leading up to our Preview Party on March 22, we will announce the name of two festival authors.

Joey comeau Suzanne Myre

New team member!

We are excited to welcome our new Program and Production Assistant, Sarah Brideau.

Originally from the Acadian Peninsula, Sarah M. Brideau is the author of two collections of poetry published with Perce-Neige (Moncton, 2002 & 2005) as well as a third, Coeurs nomades, published with Prise de parole (Sudbury, 2013). She is a graduate from St Thomas University and holds a Master's degree in French Language and Literature from McGill. Sarah has been in and around the Acadian artistic and cultural scene for nearly 20 years and, more recently, was owner of Folio Books until its final breaths in 2016. She is delighted to be joining the wonderful Frye Festival team for its 2018 edition as Program and Production Assistant.

Gabriel Robichaud and Sue Sinclair: Frye Festival 2018 Authors

Each week leading up to our Preview Party on March 22, we will announce the name of two festival authors

Gabriel RobichaudSue Sinclair

Deborah Ellis and Mathieu Lavoie: Frye Festival 2018 Authors

Each week leading up to our Preview Party on March 22, we will announce the name of two festival authors.

Deborah Ellis 2Mathieu Lavoie

Zoey Leigh Peterson and Erika Soucy: Frye Festival 2018 Authors

Each week leading up to our Preview Party in March, we will announce the name of two festival authors.

Zoey Leigh PetersonErika Soucy

First Frye Academy debate!

On Saturday, January 13 at the Riverview Public Library, the Frye Academy jury of bilingual high school students debated two Canadian books, Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant andLe poids de la neige by Christian Guay-Poliquin. We are happy to announce that Come, Thou Tortoise is the winner of the first debate! The second and final debates will take place February 24th at 10:30 a.m. at the Dieppe Public Library with When the Saints by Sarah Mian going up against Taqawan by Éric Plamondon. 

Call for Candidates

Program and Production Assistant

The Frye Festival is a not-for-profit organization, in Moncton, NB, that oversees Atlantic Canada’s largest, bilingual celebration of books, ideas, and the imagination. We are looking for a talented and dynamic Program and Production Assistant. This is a full-time seasonal position, based in Moncton, starting as soon as possible, and running for a minimum of 25 weeks.

If you are interested, please send your resumé to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before January 19, 2018. Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Key responsibilities & summary of job description
  • Manage the Festival’s Volunteer Program, by organizing volunteer recruitment, orientation, and assignment.
  • Plan, organize, and ensure logistics for the Festival’s half-day program, KidsFest.
  • Support the planning and organization of the Festival’s Youth Program.
  • Secure venues for all the Festival’s public events.
  • Assist with planning author visits (transport, accommodation, information kits, etc.)
  • Assist with the management of the Festival’s website.
  • Provide assistance in interacting with the Festival’s partners, donors, and sponsors
Skills and requirements
  • University education in a related field (e.g. literature, education, recreation studies) and experience in coordination and production of similar events. (Alternitavely, equivalent work experience)
  • Bilingual: Excellent French- and English-language (written and spoken) communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Assets: knowledge of the cultural sector in New Brunswick; and experience with a cultural festival.
A detailed job description is available online.

For more information about this contract position, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for your interest!

Call for Candidates

Media Relations Specialist – 2018 Frye Festival

The Frye Festival is a not-for-profit organization, in Moncton, NB, that oversees Atlantic Canada’s largest, bilingual celebration of books, ideas, and the imagination. We are looking for a talented and dynamic media relations specialist who will work under a part-time contract, starting as soon as possible in January 2018 and ending around mid-May 2018.

If you are interested, please send your resumé to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before January 12, 2018. Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Key responsibilities & summary of job description
  • Keep an up-to-date media list.
  • Write, translate, and distribute media releases.
  • Manage all media requests for interviews and suggest interviews to the media, in keeping with the Festival’s activities and the availability of its guests.
  • Invite the media to the unveiling of the Frye Festival authors.
  • Manage all media relations before and during the Festival, and compile a final press folder.
  • Manage the placement of advertising, determine the content with the Festival, coordinate the design of the publicity with the graphic artist, obtain the Festival’s approval for all ads, and submit final files.
  • Manage promotion on social media.
  • Follow the Executive Director’s instructions and work collaboratively with the Festival team.
Skills and requirements
  • University education and 3 years’ experience in communications (or equivalent).
  • Excellent French- and English-language (written and spoken) communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Assets: experience with a cultural festival; sound knowledge of the cultural sector; and existing network of media contacts.
A detailed job description is available online. For more information about this contract position, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for your interest!

Launching the book BREF!

To highlight the Canadian Confederation's 150th anniversary, the Collectif post-néo-rieliste under the direction of author Charles LeBlanc is launching BREF !, a collection of 150 short stories with 150 words each written by French-Canadian authors. Among the 62 authors included in the book are: Sébastien Bérubé, Marie-Claire Chiasson, Gabriel Chiasson and Pierre-André Doucet.

Les Éditions du Blé, the first Francophone publishing house in Western Canada are launching BREF ! on December 7 2017 in nearly a dozen cities across Canada. In Moncton, the launch will take place through a partnership between the Alliance Française and the Frye Festival on Thursday, December 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Alliance Française (100 Cameron street, 2nd floor). The event will take place in French.

#GivingTuesday

It makes a difference to donate to the Frye Festival on #GivingTuesday!

The Frye Festival exists to feed imaginations and to celebrate reading and writing by connecting authors with our bilingual community. By inviting award-winning authors, the best new voices in Canadian literature and talented international writers, the Festival creates opportunities to discover books, share ideas and build the imagination.

We are proud to create contexts for learning and creativity with readers and writers of all ages in our great bilingual community.

In April 2018, we will:


Organize about 120 visits in schools, daycares and community centres all over New Brunswick at absolutely no cost

Distribute nearly $3,500 worth of books in schools and the community

Celebrate the literary talents of 230 youth through our Imagination at Work, Budding Writers and Café Underground events

Offer cash prizes and free half-day writing workshops with Festival authors for the winners of our Provincial Creative Writing Contest

Give Frye Academy IV members the chance to meet the author whose book was a favourite of the jury of bilingual high school students

The Frye Festival is a registered charity. We count on support from generous donors every year to make our programs happen. Please consider donating online—it only takes a few minutes. Thank you for your support!