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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Christine Higdon Author Reading

The Very Marrow of Our Bones - Two women disappear without a trace from a Fraser River town; there are long-buried secrets. This is the well-received first novel by Christine Higdon, a NS South Shore summer resident. No charge.

Location: 
Read & Share Corner at Vogler’s Cove Community Hall, 8544 Highway 331, Vogler’s Cove NS
Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 7:00am

Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now

Caravan Theatre presents Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now 100 years ago, Nova Scotia women fought for the right to vote. They wanted society -its members and its laws -to recognize their worth and protect their needs. They wanted to stand up and be counted. Fast forward to 2018, and women continue the fight for equality. They are still struggling to stand in their own truth and power. Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now is a multi-disciplinary arts festival of song, theatre, dance and spoken word celebrating the pioneering spirt of women.

Location: 
Sept. 20 and 21 in Wolfville at the Al Whittle Theatre. Sept. 22 in Halifax at The Bus Stop Theatre. Sept. 23 in Truro at Cumming Hall, Dalhousie University
Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

Book Launch - The Last Hockey Player

Join us at the Halifax Central Library – BMO Community Room on Thursday, September 27th for the launch of author Bretton Loney's new book, The Last Hockey Player. Bretton will be signing copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be available as well!

Location: 
Halifax Central Library – BMO Community Room
Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

L. P. Suzanne Atkinson Author Reading

'Diner Revelations. Regarding Hayworth, Book 4' - Suzanne, a perennial R&SC favourite, reads from the fourth and final book in her Regarding Hayworth series. What happened to Roz Dover: The truth at the end of the journey is not necessarily what anyone expects. No charge.

Location: 
Read & Share Corner at Vogler’s Cove Community Hall, 8544 Highway 331, Vogler’s Cove NS
Date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 2:00pm

Writing retreat in Tuscany - Reduced price and revised date

6-day Writing Retreat in an Old World Tuscan Villa with award-winning author Gerard Collins, October 22-29, 2018 Together with Freedom Travel, we've revised our writing retreat to Italy, putting an even greater focus on writing and affordability. We've moved the date to the fall, when the average temperature in Tuscany is 22°C, and we've reduced the price substantially. Join Dr.

Location: 
Italy: Belvedere di San Leonino in Chianti, Tuscany
Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 8:00am