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.


Monday, November 16, 2015 - 4:06pm

DEADLINE: January 7, 2016.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 10:40am

We're blasting off to Hal-Con Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention from October 30 - November 1 in Halifax. We'll have signings by Sherry D. Ramsey, Cynthia d'Entremont, BR Myers and Kat Kruger. If you're attending the con, drop by and say hello! We'll be in the vendor area of the Scotiabank Centre at F7!

In addition to chatting with potential new members about what we do, we'll also have a series of author signings:

Friday, October 30
3 - 4 PM - Kat Kruger
5 -6 PM - Sherry D. Ramsey

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 3:53pm


Halifax, NS – The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is pleased to announce the winners and the shortlist for this year's Atlantic Writing Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 9:55am

Join the WFNS and Project Bookmark Canada to #RaiseaGlass4Alistair at 7:00, October 1, at the Company House in Halifax. Celebrate the unveiling of the first Project Bookmark plaque in Nova Scotia, which features a passage from Alistair MacLeod’s No Great Mischief, at this evening of Cape Breton music and readings from MacLeod’s work, a fundraiser for Project Bookmark.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 4:15pm

Summer may be nearly over, but Fall means lots of great workshops and courses!


Fiction From Scratch with Gwen Davies
If you're new to fiction, this is the course for you! Explore fiction over six Saturday sessions.
Saturdays, October 17 - November 21, 2015. 1:00-3:00 PM.
$120 Members/$180 Non-Members

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 4:10pm

If you're a lapsed or new member, you can join the WFNS for $20 for the balance of 2015! Membership is valid from August 1 - December 31, 2015. If you register prior to August 1, you will be activated on that date.

Click here for more information and to join. 

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