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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Matt Robinson & Margo Wheaton Double Poetry Launch

Join us for a lively winter reading by two wonderful Nova Scotian poets. Matt Robinson will be launching his newest book of poetry Some Nights It's Entertainment; Some Other Nights Just Work (Gaspereau Press); and Margo Wheaton will launch her debut book of poetry The Unlit Path Behind The House (McGill-Queen's University Press). About Matt Robinson: https://mattrobinsonpoet.wordpress.com/about/ About Margo Wheaton: http://writers.ns.ca/members/profile/320

Location: 
Lexicon Books 125 Montague Street Lunenburg Nova Scotia
Date: 
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

Writers' Workshop

Join fiction editor, Pat Thomas and fiction writer, Geraldine Tuck for a one day writing workshop. Topics include discussion and activities on: story structure, character & conflict, dialogue, the business of writing and publishing options. Time for Q&A at the end of the day. A $10.00 lunch voucher for the Kiwi Cafe will be provided.

Location: 
Chester, Lunenburg County. Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Date: 
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:00am

Author of Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation to Speak in Halifax

Join Kevin Donovan, author of the national bestseller SECRET LIFE: THE JIAN GHOMESHI INVESTIGATION, for a thought-provoking discussion of the landmark Ghomeshi exposé that sparked a nation-wide discussion on sexual assault, the cult of celebrity, and the politics of power and gender in the workplace. This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the School of Journalism and the MFA in Creative Nonfiction Program at the University of King’s College.

Location: 
Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library, Halifax, NS
Date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

King's MFA in Creative Nonfiction Meet and Greet

Would you like to learn more about Canada’s only Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction degree program? The MFA in Creative Nonfiction — a two-year limited-residency program offered jointly by Halifax’s Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College — allows students to combine short, intense residencies in Halifax, Toronto and New York with ongoing one-to-one mentoring with professional nonfiction writers and teachers. At the end of two years, students graduate with a degree, a polished book proposal, and a substantial portion of a finished manuscript.

Location: 
Senior Common Room A&A Building University of King's College 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax
Date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:30pm

Write Your Own Story

A Creative/Memoir Writing Workshop With Donna Morrissey, International Award Winner “Everyone has a story to tell. It is for us to find our voice and bring our stories to the page with words that live.” An intensive five hour workshop that will help you: ✔ Learn the simplest form of short-story writing. Quite simply: the beginning, middle and ending. ✔ Write a fairytale that will serve as a blueprint and practice for your first short story. ✔ Understand how to Write From Inside Your Character. This technique encourages a more convincing feel to your story and helps build intrigue.

Location: 
Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre, 12390 NS-224, Middle Musquodoboit,
Date: 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 10:00am

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