Wayne Curtis, the author

From his log cabin overlooking the world-renowned Miramichi River, Wayne Curtis has made
 his mark on the literary world. Following are some of his many accomplishments.


Currents in The Stream (History/Fiction) Publisher: Goose Lane Editions, 1988 (4th printing)
One Indian Summer (Novel) Publisher: Wild East, 1993; Publisher: Goose Lane Editions, 1994 (2nd printing)
Fishing the Miramichi (Essays/Fiction) Publisher: New Ireland Press, 1994; Publisher: Goose Lane Editions, 1996 (2nd printing)
River Guides of the Miramichi (Essays/Fiction) Publisher: Goose Lane Editions, 1997 (1st printing)
Preferred Lies (Short Stories) Publisher: Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1998
The Last Stand (Novel) Publisher: Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, fall 1999
River Stories (Short Fiction) Publisher: Nimbus Publishing, Halifax 2000
Green Lightening (Poems) Publisher: Bawdy House Press, Fredericton, NB, 2005
Monkeys in a Looking Glass (Short Stories) Publisher: Dreamcatcher Books & Publishing Inc., Saint John, NB, 2005
Wild Apples (Field Notes from a River Farm) (Novel) Publisher: Goose Lane Editions, Halifax, fall 2006
Night Train to Havana (Novel) Publisher; Chipmunk Books, Toronto, ON, 2008
Long Ago and Far Away (Fictional Memoir) Publisher: Pottersfield Press, Halifax, NS 2010
Of Earthly and River Things (Collection of Essays) Publisher: Goose Lane Editions, Halifax, NS 2012
Sleigh Tracks In New Snow Publisher: Pottersfield Press, Halifax, NS 2014
In The Country Publisher: Pottersfield Press, Halifax, NS 2016
Homecoming Publisher: Pottersfield Press, Halifax, NS 2017
Fishing In The High Country Publisher: Goose Lane Editions, 2018


The Dance, published in The Cormorant (UNB-SJ). Filmed for CBC television (Film production by Cinifile);
Growing Seasons, published in The Cormorant (UNB-SJ), The New Brunswick Reader, New Maritimes;
The Fight, published in The Pottersfield Portfolio;
Winter Flames, Fall of '58, Out of Family, Muddy Water, The Coat, Growing Seasons, published in New Maritimes (Halifax);
Outside, At Point Cheval, published in The Nashwaak Review (St. Thomas University)
The Game, The Coast, September Morning, Gathering At the River, published in The New Brunswick Reader.
Night Shift published in The Lions Head Literary Journal


The Burn (Stage), adapted from the short story Outside. Wrote script and developed for production at Theater UNB 1997, workshopped by Brave New Words;
The Dance (Screen), 30 minute. Wrote script and developed for TV production by the CBC as part of NB drama project;
At Point Cheval (Screen), 30 minutes. Wrote script.


Growing Seasons, dramatized by CBC Radio, Halifax Atlantic Airwaves, CBC Main Street
One Indian Summer (excerpts), read on CBC Radio's Maritime Noon


Growth, published in New Muse Magazine, 1994
Mowing The Brooks, published by New Brunswick Reader 2001
St. Peters Millerton, published by New Brunswick Reader 2002
Autumn Rain, Antigonish Review, 2006
Wild Strawberry Bloosom, Lions Head Literary Journal, 2002


On Stopping, by Robert Frost, published in The New Brunswick Reader;
The Sensual Music of W.B. Yeats, published in The New Brunswick Reader;
There Are Two Rivers Here, published in The Atlantic Salmon Journal;
A Lad About Town - David Adams Richards, published in Pottersfield Portfolio;
The Obscure Thomas Hardy, published in The New Brunswick Reader;
The Real Old Man and The Sea, published in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Fly Fisherman USA;
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - The Voice of Latin America, published in The Nashwaak Review
Christmas In Cuba, published in The Globe and Mail
The Mill, published in The Telegraph Journal
My Motherís Christmas Art, published in The Telegraph Journal
A Northern Noel, published in The Globe and Mail


On Past Favours, Was The Water Too High, At Liars Rock published in Best Canadian Fish Stories (Anthology)
There Are Two Rivers Here, published in More Canadian Short Stories
Tight Lines, published in More Canadian Short Stories
Heavy Ice, Atlantic stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland
The Storm, Country Roads, stories from rural Canada
Fall of '58, STUReader, St. Thomas Univerisity's Century Anthology
My Christmas Concert, The Winter House, Nimbus House Publishing, Halifax
Lingering Melodie, The Christmas Secret, Nimbus House Publishing, Halifax
The Growing Season, The Finest Tree, Nimbus House Publishing, Halifax
A Fall Story, Antigonish Review
In The Country, Antigonish Review
More Than A Sport, Casting Quiet Waters, Greystone
Pet Rabbit, Nashwaak Review
Spring Pools, Nashwaak Review
Board Ice, Winter, Nimbus House Publishing, Halifax
Homecoming, Antigonish Review


The National Post, Moncton Times Transcript
Globe and Mail The Daily Gleaner
The New Brunswick Reader The Miramichi Leader
The Halifax Chronicle Herald The Miramichi Weekend
Telegraph Journal Leisure Living


Quill & Quire Outdoor Canada
Fly Fisherman Atlantic Insight
Atlantic Advocate Atlantic Salmon Journal
Eastern Woods and Waters Wilderness Trails
Maritime Sportsman Tantramar Review
Outdoor Atlantic Tourism New Brunswick
Readers Digest Sporting Classics



CBC Information Morning          CBC (FM) Saint John            Small Gifts (1993), CBC Toronto
CBC Main Street                        CBC (FM) Halifax            This Matter on Marriage (1997) Atlantic Media Works
CBC (FM) Moncton                    CBC (AM) Commercial            At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriquez Story (1997)
CBC (FM) Fredericton                C-HI Fredericton           
CFAN Newcastle                        CKCW Moncton  


Brothers and Sisters (Novel)
The Inn Keeper (Novella)
The Natural Way of Things


First Runner up;David Adams Richards Award,1992

Writers Federation of New Brunswick,David Adams Richards Award, Short Fiction, 1993

CBC NB Drama Project Award, 1996

Atlantic Salmon Federation Conservation Award 2000

New Brunswick Arts Board Grant 2001

Writer-In-Residence, Berton House, Dawson City, Yukon 2002

Honorary Doctrine Degree (letters), St. Thomas University, 2005

Creationís Grant Award, (NB Arts Branch) 2009

The Order Of New Brunswick, 2014

Creation's Grant Award (NB Arts Branch) 1995

Atlantic Salmon Federation Conservation Award, 1995

Atlantic Salmon Hall of Fame, 1995

Letters Acquired by University of New Brunswick Archives, 2001

George Woodcock Award; 2003

Miramichi Salmon Association Conservation Award, 2005

Canadian Senate Sesquicentennial Medal, 2018

Homecoming, nominated for New Brunswick Book Award, 2018

First Runner Up, the New Brunswick Book Award (non fiction category) 2019

Lieutenant Governors Award for Excellence and High Achievement in the Literary Arts, 2019.


Charter Member, Writers Federation of New Brunswick; Director, Writers Federation of New Brunswick, 1982-1988;


Maritime Writers Workshop, 1982; Maritime Writers Symposium, Mount Allison University, Sackville, 1985; St. Thomas University, English Major, 3rd year completed; Understanding Story, Screenplay Workshop, CBC, 1996; Brave New Words, stage play workshop, Theatre New Brunswick, 1997; diploma in Basic Spanish, Universidad de Cienfuegos, Cuba


  Universidad de Cienfuegos (Cienfuegos)
University of New Brunswick (Saint John) University of Moncton
Armdale Academy (Halifax) Halifax Grammar School (Halifax)
Sacred Hearts School (Halifax) University of Kings College (Halifax)
Beaverbrook House (Newcastle) Fredericton Public Library
Newcastle Public Library Atlantic Salmon Museum (Doaktown)
Several Schools (District 8 and 16) Writers In the Schools Program CBC Maritime Noon, Atlantic Air Waves (CBC Halifax)
Chapters Book Store (Moncton) Chapters Book Store (Halifax)
New Brunswick Community College Word On The Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Robert Service High School, Dawson City, Yukon Dawson Public Library, Dawson City, Yukon
Bombay Peggies Saloon, Dawson City, Yukon Northrop Fry Literary Festival, Moncton NB
St. Thomas University CBC Maritime Noon
Atlantic Airwaves, (CBC Halifax) Word On The Street
CBC Radio Postcard Series, daily CBC St. John Whitehorse Public Library
Saint John Arts Centre

E-mail - waynecurtis@rogers.com