CFNS 40th Anniversary Open House!

Submitted by Robin on
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 admin@writers.ns.ca.

WFNS at Hal-Con!

Submitted by Robin on
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 2:41pm

We're at Hal-Con Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention from November 4th -6th. Come and visit us at booth J2 on the vendor floor! Please be advised that the office will be closed Friday, November 4th. 

Nova Writes Now Open!

Submitted by Robin on
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 9:28am

The Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts is now open! 

Emerging writers throughout Nova Scotia are invited to submit unpublished work in six categories: Short Form Creative Non-Fiction, Long Form Creative Non-Fiction, Novel, Poetry, Short Story, and Writing for Children/Young Adult Novel. 

All entrants receive written comments on their manuscripts. Category winners will receive a cash prize and an invitation to read at the Celebration of Emerging Writers in June, 2017.  Deadline: December 13. 

Anatomy of a Book: Promotion & Publicity

Submitted by Robin on
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 3:49pm

Tuesday, November 1, 2016. 6:30-8:30 PM.
WFNS Office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax
$15/Members, $25/Non-Members.

Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program

Submitted by Robin on
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. 

Discounted membership begins August 1

Submitted by Robin on
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! 

2016 East Coast Literary Award Winners Announced

Submitted by Robin on
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:

2016 East Coast Literary Awards Shortlist Announced

Submitted by Robin on
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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