Creating Community

A dozen New Brunswick authors will hit the road for Faire communauté/Creating Community, a six-stop tour to share their stories of community. This bilingual literary event is organized by Ancrages, an Acadian literary journal. EN FRANÇAIS

Faire communauté/Creating Community aims to build relationships between new and experienced writers of different generations and from various parts of the province. The project brings together twelve writers from diverse backgrounds, including Acadian, English, Mi’kmaw, Wolastoqiyik and immigrant communities. Each author was invited to write a new piece on the theme of community.

[ezcol_1half]Audiences will hear previously unpublished work by :

Beth Powning (Sussex),
Brigitte Lavallée (Petit-Rocher),
Elizabeth Blanchard (Grand-Barachois),
Gerard Collins
Lee Thompson
Muhammad Al-Digeil
Paul Bossé
Phyllis Grant
(Pabineau First Nation),
Raymond Sewell
(Pabineau First Nation/Halifax),
Sébastien Bérubé
Sheedy Petit Jean
and Shelby Beaatz Sappier (Tobique/Fredericton).

[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]Faire communauté/Creating Community schedule :

Friday, Nov. 24 : Bathurst
Studio 2, 125 Main St.

Saturday, Nov. 25 : Rexton
Rexton Curling Club, 49 Centennial Ave. West

Friday, Dec. 1 : Moncton
Bernard-LeBlanc Theatre, Centre culturel Aberdeen, 140 Botsford St.

Saturday, Dec. 2 : Saint John
Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Place

Friday, Dec. 8 : Edmundston
Centre des arts d’Edmundston, 82 Canada Rd.

Saturday, Dec. 9 : Fredericton
Picaroons Roundhouse, 880 Union St.[/ezcol_1half_end]

Doors will open at 7:30 pm, with shows starting at 8 pm, except in Fredericton, where doors will open at 1:30 pm, with authors taking the stage at 2 pm. Tickets, $5, will be available at the door.

Readings will take place in English and French, with surtitles projected in the other language.

The collection of texts created for this project will be published in a special issue of Ancrages in spring 2018. Online :


This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35-million investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

The project is also supported by the Government of New Brunswick.

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