Announcing the Paperback Release of Our Pandemic Times

NFOTA is delighted to announce the paperback release of the anthology, Our Pandemic Times, edited by Felicity Sidnell Reid and Kim Aubrey, and published by Blue Denim Press. Along with stories and poems written during the pandemic, the book contains many striking colour photographs and illustrations. On July 15, we held a poetry reading on…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Jennifer Mercer

“I dream of the day the kids walk through those doors. It will be magical.”–Jennifer Mercer In this series we feature interviews and discussions with Individual Artists, Leaders of Arts Groups and Organizations, Civic Leaders, and other Arts Lovers in our county. Today Jennifer Mercer talks to Donna Wootton about the fabulous new space for…

Poetry Reading to Launch Our Pandemic Times

Please join us for a poetry reading on Facebook Live, Thursday, July 15, at 7 PM, as we launch the anthology, Our Pandemic Times. Cobourg’s Poet Laureate, Jessica Outram, will MC the event, hosted by Publisher, Blue Denim Press. This book began as a blog for a group of Northumberland writers in Ontario; a place…

Meet the Faces behind NFOTA: Tom Pickering

I’ve lived in several Canadian cities and worked in assorted industries. Notable stops included Edmonton to attend university and work in the oil patch, and the GTA to work for IT and engineering companies as a technical writer. Now settled in Cobourg, I live here with my wife and dog, thankful for the pleasures of…

215 Children, posted by Cynthia Reyes

I am profoundly moved and horrified by the discovery of the unmarked remains of 215 Indigenous children in a former residential school. As a family, we are taking several steps to express our condolences and solidarity with the Indigenous community. Last week, we created this small tribute. It stands at the entrance to our home…