AX Literary Series: Zev Bagel

November 4, 2023

AX Literary Series:

Zev Bagel

Saturday, November 4, 2:00pm
FREE Event. Donations welcomed and appreciated.


AX is pleased to welcome Zev Bagel to the AX Gallery! Zev Bagel (the pen-name of Warren Redman) is an award winning author and the founder & president of the Emotional Fitness Institute. His books Solitary and Seeking Isak Lowenstein, won the 2021 and 2023 David Adams Richards Award. His first novel – Bernie Waxman & the Whistling Kettle was short-listed for the Atlantic literary awards. Join us Saturday November 4 at 2:00 PM to hear Zev read from and talk about four of his novels, Solitary, Bernie Waxman & the Whistling Kettle, Secrets and focusing on the most recent – The Last Jew in Hania.


Zev Bagel


Zev Bagel (the pen-name of Warren Redman) has lived in the UK, France and Canada, where he spent 15 years in Calgary and now resides in Shediac.

As Warren Redman, he has had seventeen non-fiction books published (one a Canadian award-winner) and as Zev Bagel, four of his novels have been published so far. His first novel – Bernie Waxman & the Whistling Kettle was short-listed for the Atlantic literary awards, while Solitary won the 2021 David Adams Richards Award from the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick. One as yet unpublished novel – Seeking Isak Lowenstein, has won the 2023 David Adams Richards Award. Zev’s poetry and short stories have been published in a number of anthologies.

Much of his poetry accompanies the paintings of his artist wife Nicole Tremblay.

He is founder and president of the Emotional Fitness Institute, and has recently joined the Board of a new publishing house.


We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Canada Council through The Writers' Union of Canada. 

Call for Exhibition Proposals

Professional and emerging artists/artist teams working in all mediums are invited and encouraged to submit proposals for solo, group, or curates exhibitions. The deadline for proposal submissions for next season has passed, but we accept proposals year round for later dates.

AX is committed to developing, supporting and promoting exhibition opportunities and experiences for New Brunswick artists from established and underrepresented communities. In choosing exhibitions, AX seeks a balance of established and emerging artists, exhibiting works fro our region and beyond. AX is also dedicated to exhibiting children’s art and student work created in local-area schools and through our own programming.

AX offers an average of six exhibitions a year and strives to pay artists fair compensation for the right to exhibit their work. We include artist fees based on national CARFAC standards in all grant applications so there fees can be paid to artists whenever possible. AX’s exhibitions are selected by a rotating panel of respected artists and art educators knowledgeable in the discipline involved. The selected juries base their decisions on the artist’d statement and images submitted as part of exhibitions proposals.

While you may suggest a curator as part of your proposal, AX is under no obligation to pay this curator or work with them directly. In your proposal, please clarify if you are willing to work with a curator of AX’s choosing. If you are proposing a curator, please include their credentials along with your proposal.

All artists interested in submitting an exhibtion proposal should also refer to our sample artist agreement before submitting as it clarifies requirements assiciated with exhibiting at AX.

In your proposal, please include:

  • Contact information (name, address, phone, email, website)
  • Are you applying for a solo artist show, a group show, or a show you will curate?
  • Title of your proposed exhibiton
  • Approximate number of pieces and dimensions
  • Project description (max. 500 words), including:
    • artist statement
    • concept for proposed exhibit
    • what are you trying to achieve
    • Note: If you would prefer to present your project description by video, you may upload a 2 to 3 minute (maximum) video clip to YouTube and share the link with us.
  • Arts resume/CV (no more than 3 pages)
  • Artist biography, including training and exhibiton history (no more than 500 words)
  • 10 digital (JPG) images of work with an accompanying numbered image list specifying title, media, dimensions, and year of work. Can send images on a USB stick, through or WeTransfer, or by email – website links to supplementary visual materials are also welcome. Images submitted by email must be no larger than 1024 pixels at the longest dimension, adn no more than 150 dpi. 

Applications may be submitted electronically to: (please include AX Exhibition Proposal int he subject line of the email). Or mailed/dropped off in person to:
AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex
12 Maple Ave., Sussex, NB E4E2N5

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