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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Mary Corkery & Deirdre Dwyer Lunenburg launches

We are pleased to host visiting poet Mary Corkery, launching Simultaneous Windows (Inanna Publications), alongside Deirdre Dwyer, launching The Blomidon Logs (ECW Press). Mary Corkery: http://www.inanna.ca/catalog/simultaneous-windows/ Deirdre Dwyer: https://ecwpress.com/products/blomidon-logs

Location: 
Lexicon Books 125 Montague Street Lunenburg NS
Date: 
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Pregnant Pause book launch

Please join WFNS member Jane Doucet at the launch of her debut novel, The Pregnant Pause, on June 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 301-A at the Halifax Central Library. Her books will be sold at a slight discount at the launch party, for $15 (cash only). “I wrote my novel to empower women who assumed they’d have children but, for whatever reason, it didn’t happen,” says Jane. “It’s really for everyone, though—women and men, parents and non-parents—because it’s about relationships with romantic partners, family, friends and coworkers.

Location: 
Room 301-A, Halifax Central Library (3rd floor), 5440 Spring Garden Road
Date: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:30am

Johanna Skibsrud & Rebecca Silver Slayter

We are thrilled to host Johanna Skibsrud and Rebecca Silver Slayter on Friday, July 7th, at 7 p.m. for an evening of poetry and fiction. Johanna Skibsrud will read from her newest book of poetry The Description of the World (Wolsak and Wynn), and Rebecca Silver Slayter will read from In the Land of Birdfishes (HarperCollins). About Johanna Skibsrud: http://www.johannaskibsrud.com/ About Rebecca Silver Slayter: https://www.invernessoran.ca/entertainment/125-slayters-debut-novel-nominated

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

The Insider’s Guide to Writing and Publishing for Young Readers Summer Workshop in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Presented by Humber College and the University of Prince Edward Island, through the generous support of the Access Copyright Foundation, The Insider’s Guide to Writing and Publishing for Young Readers is a workshop for writers of young adult and children’s literature. No matter what stage of writing you’re at – from concept to first draft or beyond – here’s the lowdown on the world of publishing and self-publishing.

Location: 
Faculty Lounge, SDU Main Building, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI
Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

“Write Yourself” at the Wooden Tents on Pictou Island.

Pictou Island Wooden Tents will host their first-ever writing workshop retreat this summer from August 1st to 3rd. The three-day event, led by veteran writing instructor and author Gwen Davies, is designed for writers of fiction and life story and feature both idea-storming and formal guided sessions at various unique locations on Pictou Island. Participants will stay at the Wooden Tents site and have the use of a cruiser bicycle for the three days.

Location: 
Pictou Island Wooden Tents One Wharf Road, Pictou Island, Nova Scotia
Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 8:00am

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