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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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 9:36am

Author Pamela Callow will give you the “warts-and-all” look at publishing and contracts while Julie Sobowale will give some practical and legal information on what to look for in contracts, how to avoid pitfalls and make sure you walk away with a little more knowledge about the publishing world.

This event is co-presented by ALIS (Artists' Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia) & The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 2:33pm

You’ve built a house. Now learn what it means to create a sense of movement in a solid structure—and how to tell the difference between a supporting wall and the one you should take your hammer to. In this workshop we’ll read, reimagine and discuss our stories. We’ll apply the key techniques of fiction writing in a supportive environment: learning to develop characters, shape plot, finesse structure and calibrate voice with assurance. We’ll practice revision and develop templates for the fiction writers’ self-editing process.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 2:31pm

Do you have a story that wants out? This two-day workshop led by Lorri Neilsen Glenn will focus on storytelling techniques for creative nonfiction, whether you’re writing personal essays, articles, biography, a blog, memoir, flash nonfiction, or literary journalism. Bring your story ideas and we will workshop the best ways to turn your story into publishable prose. No prerequisites or pre-existing pieces of writing are necessary for participation in this workshop.

 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 11:08am

WFNS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Atlantic Writing Competition (AWC).  Below is the full list of the winners.  

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.  
 
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