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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Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 7:47pm

The WFNS office is closed on Monday, September 22nd. The staff need a breather after the East Coast Literary Awards & Word on the Street! We will be back in the office on Tuesday. 

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:32pm

Halifax, NS– The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) announced the winners of the 2014 East Coast Literary Awards during a celebration of Atlantic writers and writing on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Institute of Applied Creativity at NSCAD. 

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:28pm
WFNS will be hosting the Wonderful Words (mainstage) tent at this year's Word on the Street! The winners of the Atlantic Writing Competition will be reading at 11 AM on Sunday. We will also be hosting a panel called Writers & Influence, featuring Shandi Mitchell, Carol Moreira and Peter Sanger.  In addition, we will have a booth. Stop by and say hello! Many of our East Coast Literary Award shortlist writers will be signing their books at various times throughout the day.  
 
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:13am

Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award Reading

Featuring:
John DeMont, A Good Day’s Work
Richard Foot, Driven
Stephen Kimber, What Lies Across the Water
Tuesday, September 16th, 7:00 PM. G. Peter Wilson Room, University of King’s College

Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award Reading

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:49am

WFNS is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2014 Atlantic Writing Competition (AWC).  Below is the full list of titles that made it to the final round in each category.  Congratulations to those that have made it to the final round in judging!

We are honoured to have received every entry to the competition.  It is because of the bravery of every writer who enters that the AWC has such an inspiring tradition of support for emerging writers in our region.

Thank you to everyone who submitted.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 2:25pm

 Between now and our awards ceremony on September 20th, we will be featuring the shortlisted authors for the 2014 East Coast Literary Awards.

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