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…

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…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Mayor John Henderson

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 Shane Joseph interviews the Mayor of the Town of Cobourg, John Henderson. Shane and the Mayor discuss subjects ranging from the sculpture of wireless operator, Fern Blodgett Sunde,…