Ceallaigh S. MacCath-Moran

BIOGRAPHY
Ceallaigh S. MacCath-Moran (C.S. MacCath) is a PhD candidate in the Folklore Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland, a writer of many things, and a musician. Ceallaigh’s research interests include animal rights activism as a public performance of ethical belief, which is the topic of her dissertation, and creative applications of folkloristics for storytellers, which is the topic of her long-running Folklore & Fiction podcast. Work from Ceallaigh’s two fiction and poetry collections has been shortlisted for the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award, nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and nominated for the Rhysling Award. Her music is both old and new, inspired by the English and Scottish ballad tradition and rooted in contemporary Paganism. She lives in Atlantic Canada.

www.csmaccath.com and www.patreon.com/folkloreandfiction


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Recommended Experience Levels

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) recommends that each workshop’s participants share a level or range of writing / publication experience. This is to ensure each participant gets value from the workshop⁠ and is presented with information, strategies, and skills that suit their current writing priorities.

To this end, the “Recommended experience level” section of each workshop description refers to the following definitions developed by WFNS:

  • New writers: those who have been writing creatively for less than two years and/or have not yet been published in any form.
  • Emerging writers: those who have been writing creatively for less than five years and/or have some short publications (poems, stories, or essays) in literary magazines, journals, or anthologies.
  • Established writers/authors: those with numerous publications in magazines, journals, or anthologies and/or a full-length book publication.
  • Professional authors: those with two or more full-length book publications.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” workshops, which provide more opportunities for peer-to-peer (that is, participant-to-participant) feedback, the recommended experience level should be followed.

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 communications@writers.ns.ca