Contact Us

Regular Office Hours



WFNS staff members administer and promote all programs and services through a mutually supportive & collaborative team approach. However, individual staff members lead the key areas outlined below.

Please contact a specific staff member when possible. If you’re unsure who to contact, our Communications Officer can direct your inquiry.

Andy Verboom

Communications Officer

  • general inquiries
  • most projects & events
  • public & members-only resources (including room bookings)
  • website management & technical assistance, including accounts, profiles, and listings
  • workshop & PD session registration

Linda Hudson

Arts Education Officer

  • most programs & awards (Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program; Atlantic Book Awards; Coffee Chats program; Manuscript Review Program; Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts; Writers In The Schools)
  • youth programming (The Art of Writing; Writers In The Schools)

Marilyn Smulders

Executive Director

  • Second-Wave Relief Fund
  • creative writing workshop & PD session planning
  • investments and partnerships
  • policy and fund development
  • program and operations management
  • selected programs & projects (Poetry in Motion)
  • Subtext email newsletter and social media

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