Christina McRae

BIOGRAPHY

Christina McRae lives and works in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Her poetry appears in many literary journals including Descant, Prairie Fire, Room of One’s Own, Pottersfield Portfolio, and The Antigonish Review. Several poems also appear in Letting Go: An Anthology of Loss and Survival, published by Black Moss Press (2004). In 2001, Christina was awarded first place in the WFNS’s Atlantic Writing Competition for poetry. Her first full-length collection, Next to Nothing, was published by Wolsak and Wynn in 2009.

AWARDS

First Place in the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia’s Atlantic Writing Competition, 2001

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 ReLit Award nomination for Next to Nothing, 2010


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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