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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Jane Alexander launches Wild Things, Wild Places

We look forward to a fascinating evening, on Friday, May 26th, as Jane Alexander reads from and talks about her book Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth (Alfred A. Knopf; Penguin Random House). Wild Things, Wild Places is a moving, inspiring, personal look at the vastly changing world of wildlife on planet earth as a result of human incursion, and the crucial work of animal and bird preservation across the globe being done by scientists, field biologists, zoologists, environmentalists, and conservationists.

Location: 
Lexicon Books 125 Montague Street Lunenburg NS
Date: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Double Launch Reading with Margo Wheaton and Allan Cooper

Margo Wheaton and Allan Cooper will be reading in Halifax on Friday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street. Margo will be reading from her poetry collection "The Unlit Path Behind the House" (McGill-Queen's) and Allan will read from his new collection "Everything We've Loved Comes Back to Find Us" (Gaspereau). Refreshments will be served. All are very warmly welcomed to attend.

Location: 
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street
Date: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop

A creative writing workshop focussed on telling life stories. Open to women/girls who identify as African Nova Scotian or of African descent. The workshop is part of a project by Understorey Magazine and the Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute. Participants may submit work to Understorey Magazine's special issue on African Nova Scotian writing. Facilitated by author Louise Delisle. 10 am until noon. Free.

Location: 
Black Loyalist Heritage Centre 119 Old Birchtown Road Shelburne, NS
Date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:00am

Poetry in the Public Gardens

CALLING ALL POETS! 2017 is the 150th birthday of the Public Gardens, and the Friends of the Public Gardens invite you to help us celebrate. There will be poetry readings in the Gardens from May to October. You can read your own work, or read Victorian poetry, or write a poem relating to the Gardens. The first reading is May 27th, 2pm to 4pm, but there will be a reading every month, and you can choose the best date for you. For the complete schedule, please contact Janet Brush.

Location: 
Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road, Halifax
Date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

Reading Where We Live

The Ernest Buckler Literary Event Society presents a celebration of local authors and literature. Keynote speakers will be author/professor Alexander MacLeod (Saint Mary's University) and professor Nick Mount (University of Toronto) who will join a panel discussion (Dr. Barry Moody, Paul Colville, Nancy Bent) and Q and A session on writing locally. A video screening, dramatic readings,dramatic presentation and locally sourced supper (D'Aubin Family Meats) with cash bar will be featured.

Location: 
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #33 Jeffrey Street Bridgetown, NS
Date: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 4:00pm

Reading Where We Live: A Celebration of Local Writing

The Ernest Buckler Literary Event Society presents keynote speakers Alexander MacLeod of St. Mary's University and Nick Mount of University of Toronto. The focus on local writers will feature Paul Colville, author of The View from Delusion Road:A Settler's Story, assisted by Barry Moody and Linda Bent. A panel discussion will allow a question and answer session for the audience. Ken Maher, Blain Henshaw, Annapolis District Drama Group are also participants. Tickets (@$35.00) are available from local branches of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library system.

Location: 
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #33, Bridgetown, NS This event goes from 4:00 to 9:00 including a locally-sourced dinner catered by D'Aubins Family Meats of Bridgetown..
Date: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 4:00pm

Hubbards Writers Festival: The Memoir

On June 3 & 4, 2017, the Hubbards Writers Society presents its third annual festival devoted to the literary arts. Hubbards Writers Festival 2017: The Memoir features two related components: an evening event of Festival Readings on Saturday, June 3 and a full day of Memoir Workshops on Sunday, June 4. This year’s festival features Silver Donald Cameron, Marjorie Simmins, and Lorri Neilsen Glenn. For more information about programming, presenters, and tickets & registration, visit our website at hubbardswritersfestival.com.

Location: 
Hubbards, NS
Date: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

History & Fiction

A J B (John) Johnston will be offering an illustrated presentation that is also a reflection on his Nova Scotia life and career and how things played out for him to make a transition from writing history to writing fiction.

Location: 
Truro Branch, Colchester East Hants Library, Truro, NS
Date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:30pm

The Minefields of Memoir: Truth, Art & Not Being Disowned

The Minefields of Memoir: Truth, Art, and Not Being Disowned is a brand-new offering from author and teacher Marjorie Simmins. The day-long workshop (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) will feature practical, easy-to-use methods to avoid some of the minefields inherent in personal narratives, along with new and inspiring writing exercises.

Location: 
Thinkers Lodge 249 Water Street Pugwash, NS http://thinkerslodge.org/
Date: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 10:00am

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