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Frye Academy

At the Riverview Public Library, the Frye Academy jury of bilingual high school students debated two Canadian books, The Original Face by Guillaume Morisette and Six degrés de liberté by Nicholas Dickner. We are happy to announce that The Original Face is the winner of the first debate! The second and final debates will take place in February at the Dieppe Public Library with The Electrical Field by Kerri Sakamoto going up against Déterrer les os by Fanie Demeule.

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12 Days of Frye

The Holiday season is just around the corner and we want to celebrate with you! Starting on Monday, December 10, we will have the 12 Days of Frye which is a daily contest on our Facebook page where you can win various prizes. Simply comment and share the post to enter for a chance to win.

We want to thank our generous partners who have donated some of the prizes for the contest: Bouton d’or Acadie, Chapters, Chocolate River Publishing, Éditions Perce-Neige, Goose Lane EditionsTidewater Books and Theatre New Brunswick.

The Frye Festival is a registered charity and we truly appreciate all donations, big and small. Your help will allow us to share the Festival experience with book lovers of all ages. In the spirit of the season, please consider donating online—it only takes a few minutes. Thank you for your support!

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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 2019, we will:
  • Organize 90 author visits in schools, daycares and community centres all over New Brunswick at absolutely no cost to schools or students
  • Distribute nearly $5,000 worth of books in schools and the community
  • Celebrate the literary talents of 230 youth through events such as Imagination at Work, Budding Writers, Words on Stage and the Provincial Creative Writing Contest
  • Offer cash prizes and free half-day writing workshops with Festival authors for the winners of our Provincial Creative Writing Contest
  • Give the Frye Academy X jury of bilingual high school students the chance to meet the winning author of the literary debate
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!

Chapters Fundraiser

The Frye Festival will have a fundraising event with Chapters to help us with fund our 20th edition on Monday, November 12 from 7 pm to 9 pm. We will receive 15% of the proceeds from all purchased items (excluding gift cards). Come pick up some great books and help support the Festival!

Frye Academy

Calling all young readers! We are looking for the next Frye Academy jury! Sign up today!

Thank you to Collection Hamac, Les éditions Alto, Penguin Random House and Véhicule Press for their generous donations of books for the program.

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Call for Candidates

Executive Director

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is chiefly responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and organizational objectives. The Executive Director's primary mandate is to plan, organize and execute a mid-sized literary festival, plus year-round events, and to ensure that the organization makes consistent progress on its long-term goals. Other key responsibilities include providing leadership by overseeing communications, funding, finances program development and administration allowing for the optimal use of organizational finances, staff and resources. 

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If you are interested in the position, please send your resumé to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Friday, September 14
. Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

A detailed a detailed job description is available online. For more information about this position, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for your interest!

Prix Acadie-Québec

We are honoured and thrilled that the Frye Festival received the Prix Acadie-Québec on Thursday, June 21 during a reception given by the Bureau du Québec dans les Provinces atlantiques. The Prix Acadie-Québec is awarded annually to two recipients, one from Acadia and the other from Quebec. The award was created in 2006 by the Commission permanente de concertation entre l’Acadie et le Quebec to highlight the remarkable work of individuals or organizations that develop and reinforce relationships between Acadia and Quebec. The winners received a work of art, which was created by Huguette Joncas, from the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, and which symbolizes the convergence and collaboration between Acadia and Quebec.

Since its first edition in 2000, the Frye Festival has established and maintained close relationships with the Quebec literary sector. Over the past 19 years, more than 200 Francophone, Anglophone and Indigenous Quebec authors have participated in the Festival to share their stories and allow festivalgoers to discover their literary worlds. The Festival also collaborates with many publishers and other Quebec literary organizations to include more Acadian authors in Quebec events and to extend the reach of Acadian literature beyond the province.

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John Ralston Saul Conference

John Ralston Saul, the philosoper and essayist will deliver a conference discussing immigration at the Théâtre l'Escaouette on Thursday, May 31 at 7 pm. La librairie la Grande Ourse will be selling books during the event. You can even get your book signed after the event. The conference is free and will be taking place in French. 

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We want your feedback!

The Frye Festival wishes to know more about its audience. We invite you to fill out this short survey about your experiences. Your answers will guide us in future years. Thank you!

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19th edition of the Frye Festival

From April 21 to April 28, 34 authors were in Greater Moncton to feed imaginations by taking part in 44 events open to the public, including conversations, writing workshops, readings, and book launches, as well as school visits.

Thank you to everyone who participated and shared your love of reading, writing and ideas. We had an amazing week filled with insights, laughs and learning. Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support of the Festival. With their help, we are able to offer a varied program for children, youths and adults. A special thank you to our devoted volunteers! All the work you do makes the Festival a success!


We are looking for Frye Festival volunteers!

All our volunteers have varied tasks that are all essential to the success of the Festival! Visit our website for the detailed job description. Please fill out the short electronic form with your availabilities or contact Sarah Brideau by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 859-4389.

Become a Frye Festival volunteer

The program was announced!

We are thrilled to announce the complete line-up of participating authors and unveil the program for the 2018 Frye Festival! Printed copies of the program will be available in your favourite local bookstore or library soon.