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2024 WordSpring Festival

  • 31 May 2024
  • 2:00 PM
  • 2 Jun 2024
  • 2:00 PM
  • Rodd Park House Inn, The Alma City Club, Moncton

Registration

  • Weekend registration includes Friday afternoon open mic and book launch readings; Friday evening Writing Competition Awards and Reception; Saturday workshops and lunch, NB Book Awards live ceremony and reception, Sunday morning workshops and Blue Pencil Cafe.
  • Weekend registration includes Friday afternoon open mic and book launch readings; Friday evening NB Writing Competition Awards and Reception; Saturday workshops and lunch, NB Book Awards live ceremony and reception, Sunday morning workshops, and Blue Pencil Cafe. Consider becoming a WFNB member so you can enjoy reduced WordSpring rates and many other benefits. Click the 'Join us' link in the menu above.
  • Weekend registration includes Friday afternoon open mic and book launch readings; Friday evening Writing Competition Awards and Reception; Saturday workshops and lunch; NB Book Awards live ceremony; Sunday morning workshops and Blue Pencil cafe.
  • Saturday Pass includes two Saturday workshops and lunch.
  • Saturday Pass includes Saturday workshops and lunch. Consider becoming a WFNB member so you can enjoy reduced WordSpring rates and many other benefits. Click the 'Join us' link in the menu above.
  • Saturday Morning Workshop includes the morning workshop with James Mullinger.
  • Saturday Morning Workshop includes the morning workshop with James Mullinger. Consider becoming a WFNB member so you can enjoy reduced WordSpring rates and many other benefits. Click the 'Join us' link in the menu above.
  • Saturday Workshop includes one of the three Saturday afternoon workshops.
  • Saturday Workshop includes one of the three Saturday afternoon workshops. Consider becoming a WFNB member so you can enjoy reduced WordSpring rates and many other benefits. Click the 'Join us' link in the menu above.
  • Sunday Workshop includes one of the Sunday morning workshops.
  • Sunday Workshop includes one of the Sunday morning workshops. Consider becoming a WFNB member so you can enjoy reduced WordSpring rates and many other benefits. Click the 'Join us' link in the menu above.

Register

WordSpring is in Moncton May 31 - June 2

If you can't attend for the whole weekend, we have a range of options for you.

Whether you are a student, a member, or a non-member, you can find something to enjoy during this 3 day festival. Remember that the Friday night Literary Soiree celebrating the winners of 2024 NB Writing Competition, as well as the New Brunswick Book Awards on Saturday night are open to the public, and free to attend.

1. Stay for the weekend

This includes all activities from Friday afternoon to Sunday at noon. Accommodations are separate from the festival ticket, but we have group rates available at the Rodd Inn for a limited time.

2. Buy a Saturday pass

This includes James Mullinger's marketing workshop in the morning, a choice of three workshops in the afternoon, and lunch. 

3. Attend one workshop

You can choose one of our many available workshops, from James Mullinger's marketing workshop on Saturday morning, to one of the three writing craft workshops on Saturday afternoon, or one of two on Sunday morning.

If you have trouble registering, contact us at 506-974-1476, and we'll assist you.

This year, WordSpring takes place in Moncton, hosted by the wonderful staff at the Rodd Moncton Inn, 434 Main Street, as well as the Alma City Club, 114 Alma Street, Moncton.

Our Friday night Literary Soiree celebrating the winners of the 2024 NB Writing Competition will take place at The Empress Theatre (in the Capitol Theatre building) 201 Robinson Street.

The ninth annual NB Book Awards--which is a free event, and open to the public-- will be held on Saturday evening at the Moncton Press Club, 160 Assomption Blvd, and emceed by Jonna Brewer of CBC. Our guest speaker is Pamela Mullinger, co-publisher of EDIT magazine.

We have a great lineup of workshops for you to enjoy, including the fabulous and very generous James Mullinger, who will teach us about marketing for writers, in a seminar and workshop exclusive to WordSpring! 

Register soon! WordSpring 2024 is only a few  months away. 

Please Note - one big change this year:

We’re not organizing book tables on Friday afternoon this year because we can't guarantee any foot traffic. Instead, we will set up a merchandise table on Friday afternoon at the Rodd. We will also set up the table later on during the Literary Soiree at the Empress Theatre. We will allow those who are launching books at WordSpring to sign up for us to sell your books on consignment in our shop.

Please advise us at info@wfnb.ca as soon as you sign up for the book launch readings, if you would like us to sell your books on consignment on Friday. Please note that every author is responsible to carry their books to and from the merchandise table.

Accommodations 

A block of 20 double rooms is currently reserved for WFNB registrants of WordSpring 2024 at Rodd Moncton, 434 Main Street at the group rate of $139.99 plus tax per night for queen double rooms, and $119.99 plus tax per night for King rooms.  Everyone must book a room on or before May 01,2024 or they will not be able to book rooms after this date at the group rate. Any rooms not booked by this date will be released from the group block.

First identify that you wish to book a room under the group name, “WFNB (Writers Federation of New Brunswick)” May 31-June 2,2024. Then use the booking confirmation number 1713926 for general group bookings/Delegates.

Call the hotel direct at 506-382-1664 at The Rodd Moncton Hotel or Call toll-free reservations at 1-800-565-RODD (7633). You can also book through the online booking link. Guest room enquiries should be directed to our front desk team at moncton@roddvacations.com or by calling the front desk at 506-382-1664.


WordSpring Schedule

Friday May 31, 2024

2:00-5:00pm

Rodd Moncton Inn

  • Registration
  • Book launch sale / Merch table, provided by WFNB (see book launch details).

3:00-5:00pm

Rodd Moncton Inn

  • Open Mic and Book Launch readings in the Dieppe Room, hosted by Jenna Morton.
  • Coffee/tea/refreshment
  • Dinner on your own

6:00-10:00pm

Empress Theatre: 201 Robinson Street, Moncton

NB Writing Competition Literary Soiree Open to the Public

  • 6:00 -­ 6:30 pm: Reception (cash bar). Music by Paul Toner.
  • 6:30 pm:  Welcome by the Board, introducing our sponsors and our hosts for the evening.
  • 6:45 - 8:00 pm: First set of award readings, co-hosted by Susan White and Martha Vowles
  • 8:00 pm - 8:20 pm: Intermission. Music by Paul Toner 
  • 8:20 pm - 9:30 pm:  Final set of award readings, co-hosted by Susan White and Martha Vowles.

Saturday June 1, 2024

8:00-9:00am

Rodd Moncton Inn

  • 8:00 - 9:00 am: Breakfast for participants staying at the Rodd
  • 9:00 - 11:00 am : Marketing for Writers, by James Mullinger in the Dieppe Room. Everyone attends.
  • 11: 00 - 12:00 pm: Free time before lunch. Stroll the nearby waterfront, feed the birds, do some writing. 
  • 12:00 - 12:45 pm: Lunch in the Breakfast Room

1:00-3:30pm

Three workshop options for Saturday afternoon:

Eva Allen: Releasing the Splendour Thandiwe McCarthy: Talking Trouble
Neil Sampson: Putting my Stamp on Postcard Stories (It's really all about me.)
Fiction and Nonfiction for beginner to intermediate Spoken Word Poetry Micro Fiction
1:00pm - 3:30pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Alma City Club: 114 Alma Street
Breakfast Room, Rodd Moncton Inn Dieppe Room, Rodd Moncton Inn







4:00-6:00pm

Dinner on your own

Join us to celebrate the ninth annual NB Book Awards!

6:00-9:00pm

Moncton Press Club: 160 Assomption Blvd

  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Book Awards Reception. Music by Chris Colepaugh
  • 7:00 - 8:00 pm: Live ceremony - first half - hosted by Jonna Brewer: CBC
  • 8:00 pm: Guest Speaker Pamela Mullinger: Co-Founder and Publishing Director of EDIT magazine
  • 8:10 - 9:00 pm: Live ceremony - second half - hosted by Jonna Brewer: CBC

Book Table provided by: Tidewater Books and Browsery, Sackville

Trophies provided by: Glass Roots Inc. Saint John 

Sunday June 2, 2024

8:00-9:00am

Rodd Moncton Inn

8:00 am: Breakfast for participants staying at the Rodd

9:30-11:30am

Two workshop options for Sunday morning

Chuck Bowie: The Art of the Sequel Part Two Martha Vowles: Weaving Stories from Memories 
Fiction for intermediate to advanced An introduction to Memoir
9:30 - 11:30am 9:30 - 11:30am
Dieppe Room, Rodd Moncton Inn Alma City Club: 114 Alma Street

11:30am-12:30pm

Alma City Club: 114 Alma Street

Blue Pencil Cafe

Checklist for Members

Make sure you didn't forget to register for anything with limited space!

Reserve a room, if needed, at the Rodd Moncton before May 1.




     

WFNB gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture; and the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. #ArtsCultureNB

    

The Brennan Family, on behalf of the WFNB



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