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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Allan Cooper & Troy Jollimore Poetry Night

We're happy to host two excellent visiting poets: Allan Cooper, with his most recent book of poetry Everything We've Loved Comes Back To Find Us (Gaspereau Press ¶ Printers & Publishers), visiting from New Brunswick & Troy Jollimore, with his most recent book of poetry Syllabus of Errors (Princeton University Press), visiting from California. http://www.allancooper.net/ http://www.csuchico.edu/~tjollimore/

Location: 
Lexicon Books 125 Montague Street Lunenburg
Date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

Marjorie Simmons signs Year of the Horse

Lexicon Books is pleased to host Marjorie Simmons as she signs her newest memoir, Year of the Horse: A Journey of Healing and Adventure (Pottersfield Press). After a severe horseback riding accident in 2011, journalist and author Marjorie Simmins finds herself unable to walk. During the slow months of recovery, Simmins replays a lifetime of memories related to her beloved horse companions and the adventures they shared.

Location: 
Lexicon Books 125 Montague Street Lunenburg
Date: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 1:00pm

Fall Fiction Workshop

Announcing a workshop for writers who would like to develop their ability to skillfully revise their own fiction.  As a workshop member, you’ll receive written feedback on a story or chapter from each of your fellow writers and from the workshop leader. You’ll learn to animate character, shape plot, finesse structure—and participate in exciting craft discussions. Workshops begin the evening of Thursday, September 28 and will run for six to eight consecutive weeks, depending on the number of manuscripts under discussion. Cost: $375.

Location: 
Halifax
Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

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