WFNS Annual General Meeting 2024

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia’s 2024 Annual General Meeting, chaired by WFNS President Philip Moscovitch, will be held virtually (via Zoom) on Monday, June 17 (starting at 7pm).

Attendees will hear from WFNS’s staff and outgoing Board of Directors, review the annual financial statements and the results of our 2024 Member Survey, and get up-to-date on our Jampolis Cottage Residency Program and wide-reaching equity, accessibility, and outreach efforts for all programs.

Attending General Members will also elect candidates to the incoming Board of Directors and vote on a Special Resolution to amend The By-Laws of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, the first such amendment since 2015.

Beginning on Thursday, May 30, the AGM agenda, reports, and other vital documents will be available for download below. In the meantime, we encourage General Members to consider running for election to the Board and to register to attend.

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Recommended Experience Levels

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) recommends that participants in any given workshop have similar levels of creative writing and / or publication experience. This ensures that each participant gets value from the workshop⁠ and is presented with information, strategies, and skills that suit their career stage. The “Recommended experience level” section of each workshop description refers to the following definitions used by WFNS.

  • New writers: those with less than two years’ creative writing experience and/or no short-form publications (e.g., short stories, personal essays, or poems in literary magazines, journals, anthologies, or chapbooks).
  • Emerging writers: those with more than two years’ creative writing experience and/or numerous short-form publications.
  • Early-career authors: those with 1 or 2 book-length publications or the equivalent in book-length and short-form publications.
  • Established authors: those with 3 or 4 book-length publications.
  • Professional authors: those with 5 or more book-length publications.

Please keep in mind that each form of creative writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and writing for children and young adults) provides you with a unique set of experiences and skills, so you might consider yourself an ‘established author’ in one form but a ‘new writer’ in another.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” creative writing workshops, which provide more opportunities for peer-to-peer feedback, the recommended experience level should be followed closely.

For all other workshops, the recommended experience level is just that—a recommendation—and we encourage potential participants to follow their own judgment when registering.

If you’re uncertain of your experience level with regard to any particular workshop, please feel free to contact us at