Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:25am

The deadline for the 2017 Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program is October 17, 2016. 

The Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program is designed to support developing writers in Nova Scotia who are committed to their writing and are on the cusp of professional publication. This is not an introductory creative writing course; it is an intensive, hands-on opportunity intended to provide a disciplined and focused period of work during which emerging writers may develop and hone their craft in a supportive environment. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 12:10pm

We're excited to announce that we're bringing a series of short films to this year's Atlantic Film Festival (September 15-22)! The screening will take place on Wednesday, September 21st at 6:45 PM. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 12:15pm

If you're a lapsed or new member, you can join the WFNS for $30 for the balance of 2016! Membership is valid from August 1 - December 31, 2016. If you register prior to August 1, you will be activated just after that date.

Membership entitles you to a bi-weekly member email, a digital subscription to Eastword, discounts on programming, and more! 

Click here for information on membership! 

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 3:19pm

Halifax, NS – The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) announced the winners of the 2016 East Coast Literary Awards on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The winners of the three awards are:

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 4:36pm

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 3:53pm

Halifax, NS – The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is proud to announce the shortlist for the 2016 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:
Dean Jobb (NS), Empire of Deception (HarperCollins)
Marq de Villiers (NS), Back to the Well (Goose Lane)
Gary L. Saunders (NS), My Life With Trees (Gaspereau Press)

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