Snow Plan

Submitted by Annick on
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:56pm

Because of occasional wild winter weather, that, the WFNS Office has put a plan in place to ensure the safety of staff. On days when the weather is questionable (sidewalks and roads unplowed, ice, heavy snow, extreme temperatures, etc.) your staff may be working from home. On those days, a notice will be posted on social media and our website. If you have an urgent query on those days, please email contact@writers.ns.ca as we won't be in the office to answer the phone. 

Announcing our new Executive Director

Submitted by Annick on
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 2:32pm

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia has a new executive director: Marilyn Smulders. Smulders takes the reins of the organization following the departure of Jonathan Meakin, who recently moved to a position in municipal government after almost five years with the WFNS. Smulders' first day will be Tuesday, November 14th. 

Half Price Membership!

Submitted by Annick on
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 9:17am

Have you always wanted to give us a try? Are you a lapsed member who'd like to come back? Well, now is the time to do it. Membership is currently $30 for the balance of 2017. That's half-price!

In addition to several other benefits, members receive discounts on workshops and sessions. We'll be announcing our fall line-up in late summer/early fall.

Click here and join us today! 

2017 East Coast Literary Award Winners Announced

Submitted by Annick on
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 3:26pm

2017 East Coast Literary Award Winners Announced

HALIFAX, NS – The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) announced the winners of the 2017 East Coast Literary Awards on Wednesday, May 31st at the Halifax Central Library's Paul O'Regan Hall.

The winners of the three awards are:

Announcing the Shortlists for the 2017 Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts

Submitted by Annick on
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Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the shortlists for this year's Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts.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. 

HR (BILL) PERCY ADULT NOVEL PRIZE

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

POETRY PRIZE

The 2017 East Coast Literary Awards Shortlists Released

Submitted by Annick on
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. 

Introducing the 2017 Mentorship Program Participants

Submitted by director@writer... on
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. 

So You Want to Be Published - Professional Development Tour

Submitted by Annick on
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.

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