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 Communications Officer can direct your inquiry.

Andy Verboom

Communications Officer

  • membership
  • projects & events
  • workshop registration
  • resources for members and the general public
  • website management & technical assistance, including accounts, profiles, online submission forms

Linda Hudson

Arts Education Officer

  • programs & awards (Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program; Atlantic Book Awards; Coffee Chats; Manuscript Review; Nova Writes; Writers in the Schools)
  • youth programming (Writers in the Schools; Creative Writing Day Camps)

Marilyn Smulders

Executive Director

  • workshop planning
  • Subtext and social media
  • Author Spotlights
  • investments and partnerships
  • policy and fund development
  • program and operations management
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