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The Frye Festival Celebrates Northrop’s 100th


The Frye Festival, held annually in Moncton, New Brunswick, holds the honour of being Canada’s only bilingual, international literary festival as well as Atlantic Canada’s largest literary happening. If you’re anywhere near the area (or can get there), this year’s festival sounds like a real treat for a reader and booklover. It takes place April 23rd – 29th, and this year is extra special as it celebrates what would be the 100th birthday of literary critic and theorist Northrop Frye, for whom the festival is named.

Just a drop in the bucket of events include the unveiling of a bronze statue of Frye (who will live outside the Moncton Library, reading on a bench), a 24-hour playwriting competition, a chat about the role of the critic today at Culture and the Critic, and much more. Some of the talented and critically-acclaimed authors in attendance include Marina Endicott, David Gilmour, Rudy Wiebe, Marie-Louise Gay, Terry Fallis and many more.

For more information, please see The Frye Festival Website.

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