The WFNS office is now closed for the holidays. We will open again at 9am, Monday, January 5, 2015.
Have a safe and wonderful holiday season!
~ Jonathan, Robin, and Linda
Exciting news! We have been invited to take part in the opening day of the new Halifax Central Library. The opening will take place on Saturday, December 13th. Our presence will consist of a table with material regarding our organization and activities, and a series of readings from 1 to 4 PM in the First Nations Circle on the third floor. The readings will showcase the diversity of writers in our organization.
The following is the schedule of writers who will be reading from their works throughout the afternoon:
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.
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.
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.
WFNS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Atlantic Writing Competition (AWC). Below is the full list of the winners.
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.
Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award Reading
John DeMont, A Good Day’s Work
Richard Foot, Driven
Stephen Kimber, What Lies Across the Water
Tuesday, September 16th, 7:00 PM. G. Peter Wilson Room, University of King’s College
Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award Reading