Contact Us


902 423 8116
902 422 0881 (fax)

Regular Office Hours

Monday – Friday
10:00am – 4:00pm


1113 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS
B3H 4P7


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 Program Manager (Membership Services) can direct your inquiry.

Andy Verboom

Program Manager
(Membership Services)

  • membership (accounts; profiles; member services, including Manuscript Review Program and Coffee Chats)
  • projects & events
  • workshops
  • public resources
  • website & technical assistance

Linda Hudson

Program Manager
(Arts Education)

  • juried programs (Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program; Book Awards; Nova Writes Competition)
  • youth programming (Writers in the Schools; Creative Writing Day Camps)

Marilyn Smulders

Executive Director

  • investments, partnerships, and special events
  • operations, policy, and fund development
  • Subtext, social media, and Author Spotlights
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