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
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Join a group of fellow writers and learn about leadership and speaking before an audience.
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.
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.
L. P. Suzanne Atkinson will be reading from her Regarding Hayworth Series. Light refreshments will be available. Free admission. All of her books will be available for purchase.
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.
Join our open, friendly and like minded members and enjoy learning presentation skills.
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.
Join us and help improve your presentation skills for that big moment when you have a reading of your new book.
A celebration of National Poetry Month with Chad Norman launching his latest collection, Selected & New Poems, and matt robinson launching his latest, some nights it's entertainment; some other nights just work.