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Official Unveiling – Alden Nowlan Portrait (March 18)

The University community is invited to the official unveiling of a portrait of Alden Nowlan, by New Brunswick artist Stephen Scott, to be held March 18, 2009, 4pm – 5pm in the Milham Room of the Harriet Irving Library. A reception will follow.

Alden Nowlan was writer-in-residence at the University of New Brunswick from 1969 to his death in 1983. Born in Nova Scotia, Nowlan came to New Brunswick at the age of sixteen to become a journalist in Hartland. He composed and published poetry throughout his life and, in 1967, won the Governor General’s Award for Bread, Wine and Salt. Other well-received compilations included Between Tears and Laughter (1971) and I’m a Stranger Here Myself (1974). In addition to poetry, Nowlan published stories, plays, essays and novels.

Born in Saint John, Stephen Scott is an accomplished and well-respected artist whose work is collected internationally. He lives and works near Fredericton.

Financial assistance for this project was gratefully received from the Alvin J. Shaw Trust Fund.

For more information, please contact Jocelyne Thompson at 458-7053, or by e-mail at