Following is a list of upcoming events: readings, writing workshops and seminars, and so on. Unless specified otherwise, events happen in Nova Scotia, Canada. We strongly encourage you to check dates and times with hosting organizations as typos and sudden changes happen. Follow us on Twitter, @WFNS, to hear about these events and more day-to-day.


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“Write Yourself” at the Wooden Tents on Pictou Island.

Pictou Island Wooden Tents will host their first-ever writing workshop retreat this summer from August 1st to 3rd. The three-day event, led by veteran writing instructor and author Gwen Davies, is designed for writers of fiction and life story and feature both idea-storming and formal guided sessions at various unique locations on Pictou Island. Participants will stay at the Wooden Tents site and have the use of a cruiser bicycle for the three days.

Location: 
Pictou Island Wooden Tents One Wharf Road, Pictou Island, Nova Scotia
Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 8:00am

Brian Bartlett and Eleonore Schönmaier Lunenburg Poetry Launches

We're excited to host Brian Bartlett, launching his new chapbook Keatonesque (Thee Hellbox Press) and Eleonore Schönmaier, launching her latest book Dust Blown Side of the Journey (McGill-Queen's University Press). Come for a wonderful evening of poetry, by two very fine Nova Scotian (by way of Halifax and Coastal Europe) authors!

Location: 
Lexicon Books 125 Montague Street Lunenburg NS
Date: 
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

Build a Story Boot Camp for writers

Take a day to toughen up your writing skill at the beautiful Ottawa House by the Sea. Build a story, learn technique, get feedback through the day on plot, narrative viewpoint, and techniques in creating characters that will engage the reader. Evening reading 7 to 8:30 with Gwen Davies,from her new book Facing the Other Way, along with readings from the writers attending the Build a Story Boot Camp writing workshop.

Location: 
Ottawa House Museum, Parrsboro, NS
Date: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 9:00am

4th Annual Paradise Writers' Retreat

Are you working on a novel, desperately trying to find time to write and never quite getting there? Come to The Paradise Writers’ Retreat from October 29 to November 2 for support and inspiration… and a little quiet time to write! HERE’S THE PLOT… Surround yourself with other writers who are equally as determined to get writing! It’s the perfect jump-start because: • You’ll participate in interactive workshops that spark creativity. • There will be guaranteed solitary writing time. • You’ll be in tranquil, remote surroundings that will help clear your mind.

Location: 
Oceanstone Seaside Resort, Indian Harbour, NS (5 minutes from Peggy's Cove). Check-in anytime after 3 pm on Sunday. Welcome reception and dinner buffet at 6:30 pm.
Date: 
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 6:30pm