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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.

Annick MacAskill

Programming and Membership Officer

Member services; creative writing workshops & professional development sessions; Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts; social media

Andy Verboom

Communications Officer

General inquiries; website management & technical assistance; member logins & accounts; Writers’ Council profiles; public and members-only Resources; Community Events listings

Linda Hudson

Arts Education Officer

Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program; WFNS’s Atlantic Book Awards; Manuscript Review 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, including sponsorships & partnerships; member consultations; Subtext (bi-weekly email newsletter)

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