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 program and service areas as outlined below. Please contact specific staff members directly when possible. Please direct general inquiries to our Communications Officer.

Andy Verboom

Communications Officer

General inquiries; member resources; website management & technical assistance, including accounts, profiles, and listings; Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts; Postcard Story Contest

Linda Hudson

Arts Education Officer

Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program; WFNS’s Atlantic Book Awards; Manuscript Review Program; Coffee Chats program; Writers In The Schools (WITS) and other youth programming; WFNS library; room bookings

Marilyn Smulders

Executive Director

Program and operations management; policy and fund development; investments and partnerships; member consultations; Subtext (bi-weekly email newsletter) and social media; creative writing workshops & professional development sessions

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