Call for Play Submissions to Northumberland Festival of the Arts 2022

Guidelines for Playwrights The Northumberland Festival of the Arts will present 3 staged readings of one act plays in 3 locations during the festival, scheduled for September 16th to October 2nd, 2022. The play selection committee is looking for: one act plays between 20 and 40 minutes long never before produced scripts casts of up…

There is nothing at the end of any road better by Ted Amsden (Part One)

There is nothing at the end of any road better than may be found beside it. Edward Thomas (1878 – 1917) I want to give a TED Talk today. About Wellness. I am not going to talk directly about the subject as no poet worth his weight in metaphors should ever speak directly about any…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Montse Alvarado

“I call Northumberland the cornucopia of Ontario…We have got so much of everything. The problem is not everybody knows.”–Montse Alvarado Today, Montse Alvarado, photographer and member of the Northumberland Hispanic Culture Club, speaks to Donna Wootton about the recent Diversity Festival, taking natural photos, and how the Pandemic has increased her awareness. In this series…

The Arts Have Their Place by Wally Keeler

The arts have their places, everywhere, inside, outside. Great buildings host operas, orchestras, plays, music, and dance. Even literature has great buildings. Patrons take out nature books, dramas, mysteries, histories, biographies, while poetry wall flowers away and none take it out for a dance. Outdoors, there is theatre in the park, bandshells for music, dance…

Free Workshop on How to Write a One-Act Play

Last week NFOTA put out a call for submissions for one-act plays. To support and inspire those who may be interested in writing a one-act play, Jessica Outram is offering a short workshop that goes over the basics. Big Ideas: Form: Why a play? What is story? Process: What is the process? Craft: What’s important…

Meet the Faces Behind NFOTA: Ken Morden

Ken serves on the NFOTA Steering Committee and is working on Fundraising and Sponsorships Who you are ? I’m an aspiring author who loves living on a 100-acre farm in the Northumberland Hills with my wife Caroline and two dogs. Previous incarnations have included ownership of a horse breeding farm and a marketing company, president…

Meet the Faces Behind NFOTA: Kim Aubrey

Kim serves on the NFOTA Steering and Communications Committees and helps with the website and social media. Who are you? I was born and grew up in Bermuda, married a Canadian and moved to Toronto, where we raised our kids, and I began writing short stories. After our younger daughter finished university, my husband and…