WFNS at Hal-Con!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 10:40am

We're blasting off to Hal-Con Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention from October 30 - November 1 in Halifax. We'll have signings by Sherry D. Ramsey, Cynthia d'Entremont, BR Myers and Kat Kruger. If you're attending the con, drop by and say hello! We'll be in the vendor area of the Scotiabank Centre at F7!

In addition to chatting with potential new members about what we do, we'll also have a series of author signings:

Friday, October 30
3 - 4 PM - Kat Kruger
5 -6 PM - Sherry D. Ramsey

2015 Atlantic Writing Competition Winners Announced

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 3:53pm


Halifax, NS – The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is pleased to announce the winners and the shortlist for this year's Atlantic Writing Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts.

#RaiseaGlass4Alistair - A Project Bookmark Fundraiser

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 9:55am

Join the WFNS and Project Bookmark Canada to #RaiseaGlass4Alistair at 7:00, October 1, at the Company House in Halifax. Celebrate the unveiling of the first Project Bookmark plaque in Nova Scotia, which features a passage from Alistair MacLeod’s No Great Mischief, at this evening of Cape Breton music and readings from MacLeod’s work, a fundraiser for Project Bookmark.

New Fall Programming!

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 4:15pm

Summer may be nearly over, but Fall means lots of great workshops and courses!


Fiction From Scratch with Gwen Davies
If you're new to fiction, this is the course for you! Explore fiction over six Saturday sessions.
Saturdays, October 17 - November 21, 2015. 1:00-3:00 PM.
$120 Members/$180 Non-Members

Announcing the winners of the 2015 East Coast Literary Awards

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Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 9:17pm
Halifax, NS – The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) announced the winners of the 2015 East Coast Literary Awards during a celebration of Atlantic writers and writing on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, NS. 

East Coast Literary Awards Celebration

Submitted by Robin on
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 10:53am

Join us on Saturday, June 6 as we announce the winners of the 2015 East Coast Literary Awards! All are welcome.

Please RSVP to by no later than 5 PM, Friday June 5th. 


2015 East Coast Literary Awards Shortlist Readings

Submitted by Robin on
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 9:58am

The East Coast Literary Awards celebrate and promote excellence in writing from Atlantic Canada. The number of titles submitted each year are a testament to the diversity and quality of writing from all four Atlantic provinces. And although jurors have the unenviable task of selecting one winner for each Award, each year's shortlists introduce local, national, and international readers to a tremendous body of work and the vibrant culture of the region.    

Currently, the Awards are: