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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 11:57am
The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is proud to announce the shortlist for the 2015 East Coast Literary Awards. These three Awards celebrate the quality and diversity of writing in non-fiction, poetry, and fiction by Atlantic Canadian writers. The shortlisted writers for each Award are:

Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award:
Heather Sparling (NS), Reeling Roosters & Dancing Ducks: Celtic Mouth Music (Cape Breton University Press)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 10:37am

Monday, May 4, 2015. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. 1113 Marginal Road. $10/members, $20/non-members.

You've written your book, maybe you've gotten it published, and now you're ready to launch your book baby into the world. Join King's Co-op Bookstore manager Carolyn Gillis, and Nimbus Publishing publicist and marketing coordinator Emily MacKinnon for an evening of dos and don'ts to ensure a successful marketing campaign and launch for your book. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:34am

Like spring crocuses, our new programming is starting to bloom. If only actual crocuses would make an appearance through all this snow. C'est la vie!

April is National Poetry Month! So it's fitting that we have some poetry-related programming.

On Sunday, April 19th from 1:30 - 4:00 PM at the Riverport District Community Centre, Lorri Neilsen Glenn will be welcoming all poets for Beginnings: A Spring Poetry Course.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:05am

April is poetry month! Read it, feel it, try it! This workshop welcomes beginning poets and those who don't yet know they're poets. We'll play with language, write about the everyday, dig into your life stories, and feed your imagination. You'll come away with draft poems and ideas for more. All ages (teens to seniors) welcome. No experience required. Lorri Neilsen Glenn is the author of four collections of poetry and former Halifax Poet Laureate. Find her on Facebook and Twitter @neilsenglenn.

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:36am

What sells a book? What makes people move on to the next book without even reading the blurb? Book covers are essential to any book marketing plan and there are ways a publisher can use that to her advantage. Graphic designer Cathi Stevenson will be covering book cover trends, things to avoid and embrace, how printing methods impact design, and jargon: the tool box used by project managers to baffle and confuse people.

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 2:22pm

Please note that this course has been cancelled. We may run it again in the fall. Stay tuned for more information.

Join James Leck (The Adventures of Jack Lime) and Kat Kruger (The Magdeburg Trilogy) for a six-week course on young adult fiction.

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