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!

WORKSHOPS:

Exploring Young Adult Fiction with James Leck
Get the basics of young adult fiction over three sessions.
Wednesdays, October 21 - November 4, 2015. 7:00 - 9:00 PM
$90 Members/$135 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

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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 admin@writers.ns.ca by no later than 5 PM, Friday June 5th. 

 

2015 East Coast Literary Awards Shortlist Readings

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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:

2015 East Coast Literary Awards Shortlist Announced

Submitted by Robin on
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 11:57am
The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is proud to announce the shortlist for the 2015 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:
Heather Sparling (NS), Reeling Roosters & Dancing Ducks: Celtic Mouth Music (Cape Breton University Press)

Anatomy of a Book - Chapter 5: Marketing & Launches

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 10:37am

Monday, May 4, 2015. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. 1113 Marginal Road. $10/members, $20/non-members.

You've written your book, maybe you've gotten it published, and now you're ready to launch your book baby into the world. Join King's Co-op Bookstore manager Carolyn Gillis, and Nimbus Publishing publicist and marketing coordinator Emily MacKinnon for an evening of dos and don'ts to ensure a successful marketing campaign and launch for your book. 

New Courses and Sessions!

Submitted by Robin on
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:34am

Like spring crocuses, our new programming is starting to bloom. If only actual crocuses would make an appearance through all this snow. C'est la vie!

April is National Poetry Month! So it's fitting that we have some poetry-related programming.

On Sunday, April 19th from 1:30 - 4:00 PM at the Riverport District Community Centre, Lorri Neilsen Glenn will be welcoming all poets for Beginnings: A Spring Poetry Course.

Beginnings: A Spring Poetry Course

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:05am

April is poetry month! Read it, feel it, try it! This workshop welcomes beginning poets and those who don't yet know they're poets. We'll play with language, write about the everyday, dig into your life stories, and feed your imagination. You'll come away with draft poems and ideas for more. All ages (teens to seniors) welcome. No experience required. Lorri Neilsen Glenn is the author of four collections of poetry and former Halifax Poet Laureate. Find her on Facebook and Twitter @neilsenglenn.

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