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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Creatively Speaking Toastmasters group

As writers we may be called on to speak to the public. Joining our group prepares you for just this occasion and other opportunities that may come your way to promote your work. We give you the tools you need for this. Please join us as a guest to see if this is your fit.

Location: 
Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia office on Marginal Road across from Pier 21
Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:30pm

Authors for Indies Day at Lexicon Books!

Come celebrate Authors for Indies Day at Lexicon Books! Canadian Authors for Indies Day (Saturday, April 29, 2017) is an annual event that takes place at independent bookstores all across Canada. It's a day when authors volunteer at independent bookstores to work as guest booksellers, and just to hang out and talk with customers and staff! We're open all day from 10-5, and we'll have Sylvia Gunnery in from 1-2; Dean Jobb from 2-3; Christy Ann Conlin from 3-4; and Kate Inglis from 4-5!

Location: 
Lexicon Books 125 Montague Street Lunenburg NS
Date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am

Print Preview - Poetic License

Join poets and storytellers in Antigonish for an afternoon celebrating the freedom to tell it like it is. With Nanci Lee, Genevieve Lehr, Brendan Ahern, Eva Hippieheart, Susan Walsh, Tyler MacDonald, and Janette Fecteau. Music by Jan Mackay. Hosted by Angus MacCaull. $10 suggested minimum donation. Proceeds go to ASAP, which continues to bring the magic of the arts to Nova Scotia.

Location: 
The Townhouse, Antigonish
Date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

National Poetry Month Reading

The reading will take place on Sunday, April 30 from 2 to 4 pm at the Old School in Musquodoboit Harbour. Readers are Deirdre Dwyer, Karen Schlick, and Patrick Woodcock. There is an open mike in the last set and writers are invited to read on the theme of time.

Location: 
The Old School Community Gathering Place, 7962 Highway 7, Musquodoboit Harbour
Date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

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/editor Lindsay Ruck and Understorey Magazine. 10 am until noon. Free.

Location: 
Akoma Family Centre 1018 Main Street Dartmouth Nova Scotia
Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Beth Ann Knowles Launch of Row Bot!

We're happy to host local author Beth Ann Knowles, who is launching her debut children's book Row Bot, from MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc. on Saturday, May 6th at 2 p.m. Row Bot is a story about a rowboat-rowing robot who inadvertently cuts down the tree where his friend the crow lives, destroying his nest. Row Bot sets out on an adventure-filled journey to correct his mistake and in the end plants a seedling that will ultimately become the crow’s new home. The story’s universal theme and simple, fun wordplay resonates with children of all ages.

Location: 
Lexicon Books 125 Montague Street Lunenburg NS
Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

Writing Workshop for Women and Men Who Have Had Cancer or Are Still in Treatment

Two FREE six-week Writing Workshops for those interested in prose, poetry or creative non-fiction. - 1. on Saturday afternoons for Men and Women who have had cancer or are still in treatment beginning May 6th from 2-4 at Sobeys Community Room on Queen Street. 2. on Tuesday Evenings for Women who have had cancer or are still in treatment, from 6-8 PM. Beginning June 20th at Sobeys Community Room on Queen Street.

Location: 
There are TWO six-week workshops! (See ABove!) Thanks for posting these!
Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:15pm

Creatively Speaking Toastmasters Club

This club is a part of Toastmasters International and follows the formula for their speaking and leadership success. It is a world wide organization and a great many successful people have enjoyed the positive experience of being a member. Thru participation a member learns by doing to write and present a speech or any written piece of work and in our members cases it could be a synopsis of their newest book. This is a positive and friendly environment to hone those skills. Please join us as guest.

Location: 
The Writers Federation office on Marginal Road, Halifax across from Pier 21. The door is next to the Pizza shop.
Date: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 6:30pm

Creatively Speaking Toastmasters group

This group was formed with writers in mind. Why? Writers can be called upon to introduce other speakers at an event or even lead a meeting. We can enhance the skills you may already have or give you skills that you will need to do the role professionally. Guests are very welcome!

Location: 
Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia office on Marginal Road across from Pier 21.
Date: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 6:30pm

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

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