Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 2:20pm

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the shortlists for this year's Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts. The winners will be announced on May 17, 2017. 


Carol Moreira, Culture Shock
Brenda MacLennan-Dunphy, Never Speak of this Again
Angela Ripley, Eve Unknown 


Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:51pm

HALIFAX -- The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) announced the shortlists for the 2017 East Coast Literary Awards (ECLAs) today. Publishers submitted a record number of 79 titles by writers who reside in Atlantic Canada’s four provinces. And after months of reading and deliberation, peer juries of professional writers agreed on shortlists for each award in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:50pm

The 2017 Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program hits the half-way point this month, and participating writers are busy honing their craft and developing their manuscripts with guidance from their mentors. 

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 2:33pm

We're excited to bringing a tour of the session, "So You Want to Be Published" to Halifax, Wolfville, Antigonish, Yarmouth and Sydney!

Halifax: Tuesday, April 18th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM. WFNS Office, 1113 Marginal Road. - SOLD OUT

Antigonish: Saturday, April 22nd, 1-3 PM. St James United Church, 197 Main St, Antigonish, NS.

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 11:19am

On November 30, 2016, as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) announced four new Legacy Memberships. This designation recognizes and celebrates members whose achievements to date—including their published work and other contributions to our writing community—have had an impact on our province’s cultural life and creative economy.  

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 10:21am

The WFNS invites you to a 40th anniversary party for the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia (CFNS). Along with six other provincial arts organizations, WFNS is a founding member of the CFNS collective. Join us for a party with CFNS members and for a couple of special announcements for the WFNS anniversary!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016. 5:00 - 7:00pm. 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax. If you are planning on attending, please email