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.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 4:57pm

The members and staff of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia deeply mourn the loss of Alistair MacLeod who passed away on Sunday, April 20th.  His books, his teaching, his steadfast friendship, and his commitment to his home province have all been there for us to lean on and grow from.  In November 2001, when he won the Portia White Prize for his excellence and achievements, Alistair named our Writers' Federation as the recipient of part of that prize.

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 9:27am

The WFNS offices will be closed Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21st. We will be back in the office on Tuesday, April 22nd and will respond to any voicemail and e-mail messages then.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 12:04pm

The honour is for her book "Ocean," published by Gaspereau Press. 

Congratulations, Sue!

See the announcement here:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:50am

Saturday, April 26th, 10– 2 PM,  1113 Marginal Rd

We will be opening up the WFNS office and the adjoining Creative Federations of Nova Scotia main space for a spring carnival celebrating the end of National Poetry Month. This carnival will include poetry for sale by Bookmark, games, a bake sale, buttonmaking, a chalk artist, face painting, and more!

If you are interested in volunteering to help out at this event, please email


Friday, March 7, 2014 - 11:09am

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is proud to present Hungry Hearts II, a four-week poetry-writing workshop in April led by Brian Bartlett, Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaasen, Warren Heiti, and El Jones. Hungry Hearts II will provide writers of all levels with an overview of the craft from several professional perspectives. No prerequisites or pre-existing pieces of writing are necessary.

When: April 2 to April 23, 2014. Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: $120 for WFNS members, $160 for non-members

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:06pm

As an author, how you deliver your writing to a wider audience is every bit as important as how you write it. WFNS and Toastmasters invites you participate in a new program: a Toastmasters Club for writers!

The Toastmasters program provides a safe environment for writers to hone their skills and prepare for upcoming events: readings, media interviews, panel discussions or author pitch sessions (whether they are next month or next year).

Holiday Hours

Submitted by Robin on
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:21am

WFNS will be closed for the holidays at 12:30pm on Friday Dec 20th.

We will re-open on Monday January 6th at at 10am.

Happy Holidays!

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