WFNS fosters creative writing and the profession of writing in the Province of Nova Scotia; provides advice and assistance to writers at all stages of their careers; encourages greater public recognition of Nova Scotian writers and their achievements; and enhances the literary arts in our regional and national culture.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 9:17am

Have you always wanted to give us a try? Are you a lapsed member who'd like to come back? Well, now is the time to do it. Membership is currently $30 for the balance of 2017. That's half-price!

In addition to several other benefits, members receive discounts on workshops and sessions. We'll be announcing our fall line-up before the end of the summer.

Click here and join us today! 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 3:26pm

2017 East Coast Literary Award Winners Announced

HALIFAX, NS – The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) announced the winners of the 2017 East Coast Literary Awards on Wednesday, May 31st at the Halifax Central Library's Paul O'Regan Hall.

The winners of the three awards are:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:02am

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts.

HR (BILL) PERCY ADULT NOVEL PRIZE

WINNER: Brenda MacLennan-Dunphy, Never Speak of this Again

POETRY PRIZE

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 2:20pm

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the shortlists for this year's Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts. The winners will be announced on May 17, 2017. 

HR (BILL) PERCY ADULT NOVEL PRIZE

Carol Moreira, Culture Shock
Brenda MacLennan-Dunphy, Never Speak of this Again
Angela Ripley, Eve Unknown 

POETRY PRIZE

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:51pm

HALIFAX -- The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) announced the shortlists for the 2017 East Coast Literary Awards (ECLAs) today. Publishers submitted a record number of 79 titles by writers who reside in Atlantic Canada’s four provinces. And after months of reading and deliberation, peer juries of professional writers agreed on shortlists for each award in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:50pm

The 2017 Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program hits the half-way point this month, and participating writers are busy honing their craft and developing their manuscripts with guidance from their mentors. 

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