AJB Johnston awarded residency at U.S. writing centre

A.J.B. JohnstonThe Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts (Fairhope, Alabama) has awarded a three-month term (January-March, 2017) as Writer-in-Residence to A J B (John) Johnston. Johnston is the author of three novels and fourteen books of history; many of his books were published by CBU Press.

The program gives authors an opportunity to work on their writing while in residence at Wolff Cottage, which offers writers-in-residence the solitude and privacy to hone their craft, an escape-to-create or retreat-to-complete while living “in one of the prettiest places in the country.”

A career historian with Parks Canada, A.J.B. Johnston turned his hand to fiction in 2012, authoring three novels fictionalizing the life of Thomas Pichon, and 18th-century Frenchman, known to history as the spy of Beauséjour: Thomas, A Secret Life, The Maze and Crossings.

The Wolff Cottage Writer-in-Residence program is supported in part by the City Council of Fairhope, AL, donations from FCWA membership and the fundraising efforts of its members.


Posted by Mike Hunter on July 8, 2016