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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.


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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 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!

Frye Academy

We are are looking for a few more bilingual high school studentsto make up our Frye Academy jury. Jurors must read and debate four contemporary Canadian books, two in English and two in French, and vote for a winner. The winning author will then be invited to come meet the jury at an event during the Festival next April.

Click here for all the details and to register. Deadline to register is November 10.

Benefit Dinner with the World Wine and Food Expo

Our generous friends at the World Wine & Food Expo are at it again for another unforgettable night! On Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m., join us for an evening of delicious food inspired by Dennis Prescott's new book and prepared by top local guest chef Matt Pennell. And of course, a selection of award-winning wines!

For added bookish flair, we will host a talk with Moncton's own cookbook author Dennis Prescott whose very popular new cookbook 
Eat Delicious came out last spring. Plus, Dennis will share his expert tips on how best to capture the story of food through photography. 

All proceeds from the night's event, which will be doubled by World Wine & Food Expo, will be donated back to the Frye Festival, so please support generously. You will get a charity receipt for part of the ticket cost.Tickets are on sale now 
online, in person at the Moncton Coliseum and by phone at (506) 857-4100 during business hours from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or  Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.!

Goodbye and thank you, Danielle

It’s with a heavy heart that the entire team at the Frye Festival bids farewell to Danielle LeBlanc, who has been at the helm of the Frye Festival for 7 years. Danielle's exemplary professionalism and devotion throughout the years have allowed the Frye Festival to grow and become a must-attend readers' and writers' event with an enviable reputation throughout the country and internationally. We are deeply grateful to her and wish her continued success and happiness as she embarks on her new journey.

Welcome, Diana

We are excited to welcome our new executive director, Diana Newton. Diana is thrilled to have joined the Frye Festival. She brings us both vast experience in project management and an in-depth knowledge of the literary sector, and she intends to put those attributes to work as she works with us to promote and grow the Festival. An experienced, senior-level, fully bilingual (English and French) book publishing and creative writing consultant, editor, translator, and researcher, Diana has worked for 20 years with the book publishing industries in Canada, the U.S., and overseas. She has undertaken over 30 consultancies in Africa, the Americas, the Arab World, and Asia for a wide range of clients, including the World Bank, UNESCO, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and Canadian book publishers. The author of numerous publications on book publishing, Diana holds an M.A. from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, in Ottawa, as well as an earlier M.Sc. in architecture from the Technical University in Vienna, Austria.

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Diana Gabaldon's new book!

GREAT NEWS! We have the books and are ready to distribute them. If you purchased a book during the Festival, and indicated you'd pick it up in Moncton, come on over!

We're at 140 Botsford St. (Aberdeen Cultural Centre), on the second floor (suite 21).

Here's our schedule for this week.
Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Feel free to call ahead if you wish or if you need to set up an appointment outside of these times: 859-4389.

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Frye Festival Executive Director

The Frye Festival announces the departure of its Executive Director, Danielle LeBlanc, who has lead the organization for seven years. “Danielle LeBlanc's exemplary professionalism and devotion throughout the years have allowed the Frye Festival to grow and become a must-attend readers' and writers' event with an exceptional reputation throughout the country and internationally” declared Suzanne Cyr, the Frye Festival Chair. Danielle LeBlanc will be in office until August 31, 2017.The Festival's Board of Directors is actively looking for a new Executive Director and invites anyone interested in event management and the literary sector to apply. Detailed job description here.


The Frye Festival wishes to know more about its audience. We invite you to fill out this short survey (5 mins) if you attended this year's edition and did not fill one out in person. Your answers will guide us in future years. Thank you!
We want your feedback Fill out our short survey to help us improve the Festival

Thank you!

From April 22 to April 30, 40 authors were in Greater Moncton to feed imaginations by taking part in 50 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!

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2017 Frye Festival!

Get all the details about our events and authors.
Author list here.
Ticket info here.
Complete schedule of events here.

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Oisín McGann, Dave Rudden and Deirdre Sullivan: 2017 Frye Festival authors

Each week leading up to our Preview Party on March 21, we will announce the names of festival authors.

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