What’s Your Take: Have Publishers Outsourced Their Slush Piles to Literary Agents by Shane Joseph

In this series, Northumberland artists share their views on issues related to the arts. I spend a lot of time with the slush pile, mining for that golden egg. Shane Joseph It is now a given that you can’t submit work to a major publisher without going through a literary agent, for there are no…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Dimitri Papatheodorou

“Just moving from Toronto to Warkworth, Northumberland County…is transformational. It transforms your inside through the outside. We can’t separate people from environment, or from society, as much as we try to be islands.” Dimitri Papatheodorou Visual artist, musician and architect Dimitri Papatheodorou speaks to NFOTA’s Shane Joseph about “Periphery,” his Warkworth home studio/gallery, architecture, painting,…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Jennifer Bogart and Lou Pamenter

Today NFOTA’s Shane Joseph interviews independent bookstore owners, Lou Pamenter (Furby House Books in Port Hope) and Jennifer Bogart (Let’s Talk Books in Cobourg) about resilience, making it through the pandemic, and working together as small business owners and as a community. In this series we feature interviews and discussions with Individual Artists, Leaders of…

Meet the Faces Behind NFOTA: Shane Joseph

Cobourg author Shane Joseph is NFOTA’s Chair of Communications. Who are you? I am a writer and a publisher, living in Cobourg, Northumberland County. As a writer, I have 6 novels and 3 collections of short stories published to date, and countless articles, essays, book reviews, and stories published globally. My press, Blue Denim Press,…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Susan Ferley

“The arts constantly support the economy of a community. The arts bring people out of their homes whether it’s to see a play or go to a dance performance or to hear music…It’s an occasion to celebrate…We’re going to continue to see the arts community in Northumberland County continue to grow and to flourish”–Susan Ferley,…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Tammy Robinson

“I really hope and foresee that the arts can help Northumberland’s economy recover post pandemic. They provide direct economic growth…I think you will see Northumberland County flourish once again.”–Tammy Robinson 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…

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…