Frye Festival 2015

Jenn Grant, Caroline Savoie, Philippe B and Les Païens part of 2015 Frye Festival’s musical programming

(Moncton, NB, April 21, 2015) – As Atlantic Canada’s largest literary happening, the Frye Festival feeds imaginations and celebrates words through books and music. Talented singer-songwriters and musicians will share the stage with award-winning authors during entertaining evenings of music and readings. Soirée Frye (Friday, May 1, 7 p.m., théâtre l’Escaouette)  Soirée Frye is one of the Festival’s signature events and features readings by this year’s…

A book launch like no other

Beth Powning’s A Measure of Light inspires recreation of 17th Century Puritan New England in Sussex, N.B. For six months members of SLICE (Sussex Literary Initiative and Cultural Events) were dedicated to exceeding the fantastic event they organized to launch Beth Powning’s 2010 best-selling novel, The Sea Captain’s Wife. And on Friday they did just that by converting the Royal Canadian Legion into the mid-17th Century…

The Bay Bulls Standoff Chris Ryan Flanker Press

Flanker Press Book Optioned by Toronto Production Company

Flanker Press is pleased to announce that its books, The Bay Bulls Standoff by Chris Ryan (2014), has been optioned by Unstoppable Urges Productions in Toronto. On December 4, 2010, Leo Crockwell, fifty-five, an electrical technician and lifetime resident of Bay Bulls, barricaded himself in his mother’s house in Bay Bulls after an altercation with his sister involving a firearm. Chris “Dutch” Ryan, a friend and…

Finalists announced for 2014 BMO Winterset Award

Finalists announced for 2014 BMO Winterset Award

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 BMO Winterset Award are Megan Gail Coles, Michael Crummey, and Alan Doyle. The award celebrates excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador writing. The winner will be announced at Government House on Thursday, March 26. The three finalists are: Megan Gail Coles, for: Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome (Killick Press), St. John’s, NL…

A visit to the The TGIF Book Club of Lewisporte, NL

A visit to the The TGIF Book Club of Lewisporte, NL

Our latest Book Club Bonanza Winners: The TGIF Book Club of Lewisporte, NL One of the joys of being the publisher of Atlantic Books Today is getting to talk to people about the many interesting books that come from this region. Our publishers have diverse books for readers of all tastes. Earlier this month, I joined the TGIF Book Club by Skype to tell them about…

Say no to 15% on books in Nova Scotia

The province of Nova Scotia is in the midst of a tax and regulatory review that could see higher taxes on books. Books are currently subject to the 5% federal portion of the HST, but not the 10% provincial portion of the tax, which is rebated at the point-of-sale. If the province moves ahead with this plan, Nova Scotia will be the only Canadian province to charge…