Best Canadian Stories 2023: East Coast Event!

April 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Broken Record Music Room
422 Queen St
Fredericton, NB E3B 1B6
Best Canadian Stories 2023: East Coast Event! @ Broken Record Music Room | Fredericton | New Brunswick | Canada

Join us in Fredericton at the Broken Record Music Room to celebrate Best Canadian Stories 2023! Editor Mark Anthony Jarman will host the event which will include readings from several contributors. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 25 at 7PM AT.

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Selected by editor Mark Anthony Jarman, the 2023 edition of Best Canadian Stories showcases the best Canadian fiction writing published in 2021.

A collection that takes us into a firey near-future and a notorious feminist’s personal past, from a near-drowning to a fake breakdown, through mothers who fail us to crummy jobs, to thieves, to grief, to revenge with a bottle of tabasco sauce. With work by established practitioners alongside that of lesser-known writers, this year’s Best Canadian Stories shows how the short form can evoke the experience of a person on the brink. Including 2023 Metcalf-Rooke Award winner Caroline Adderson, and featuring, in tribute, two stories by the late Steven Heighton, this year’s collection draws together beloved Canadian practitioners of the form and thrilling new voices to continue not only a series, but a legacy in Canadian letters.


Mark Anthony Jarman is the author of Touch Anywhere to Begin, Czech Techno, Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, 19 Knives, and the travel book Ireland’s Eye. He has published fiction and creative nonfiction in Europe, India, and North America. Jarman is a graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a fiction editor for The Fiddlehead literary journal in Canada.