Get cozy and cuddly this Valentine’s Day evening, with Newfoundland Quarterly!

January 2021

Join us in person, or online via Facebook Live, for an intimate evening of local music, writing, and hot cocoa & cookies at the Battery Cafe. We’ll also be drawing for our 2020 subscription prize, an original painting by Jean Claude Roy.


Our writer is Cynthia Boyd, and our musical guest is Matthew Hornell.


To attend in person, please register here:


You don’t need to register for the livestream: just head to our Facebook page during the event to join us. If you can’t attend in person, never fear, you can still pick up a cookie and cocoa in advance of the livestream! Just stop by the Battery Cafe anytime during open hours on February 14th.


This event (in-person and online) is free, and all are welcome!


Q&A with Leslie Vyrenhoek


What was the inspiration for We Will All Be Received? It came out of a whole collision of ideas, as they always do. One was from several years ago, being…

Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Iceberg

BY Matthew Hollett

I’VE BEEN READING After Icebergs with a Painter, Rev. Louis L. Noble’s imaginative travelogue from a voyage around Newfoundland in 1859. It’s like following a jet-setting paparazzo’s Instagram – except instead of celebrity photos, it’s full of nineteenth-century prose portraits of icebergs.