Media release – January 13, 2012

[January 12, 2012] As part of the ongoing Goose Lane Editions/Fredericton Public Library co-operative series Winter Tales: Writers on Writing, we are proud to announce a night of two authorial heavyweights who will enliven the long Fredericton night with fascinating glimpses of the stories behind their stories, and their individual approaches to their historical and political subjects.

Winter Tales allows people a glimpse into the creative process, going past the pages and into the passion and research. Over three consecutive Wednesday evenings in January, local authors meet to discuss their personal projects, how they go about creating a book, and other themes that every writer must face when they look to publication.

On January 18, 2012, 7 pm at the Fredericton Public Library, the speakers will be:

Jacques Poitras
As CBC journalist and author Jacques Poitras reaches into the shared past of New Brunswick and Maine in his new book Imaginary Line: Life on an Unfinished Border, he also visits the present-day border, revealing a fractious population beset on both sides by political machinations, as well as the new Harper/Obama trade deal. Jacques will discuss aspects of his process, including how technology has changed the research process, why he felt it was important to visit the physical locations, and how to structure a non-fiction narrative when you don’t have a single protagonist.

Lee Windsor
Lee Windsor, Deputy Director of the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, will be discussing his work on Steel Cavalry: The 8th (New Brunswick) Hussars and the Italian Campaign. With his military background serving with the Hussars, Lee brings a personal relationship to his historical research, and he’ll be touching on how he worked to bring the World War II campaigns of one of New Brunswick’s most famous battalions to the page.

The moderator for this event will be author and Goose Lane publicist Corey Redekop.

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.