Cynthia d’Entremont

BIOGRAPHY

Cynthia d’Entremont is the author of Oak Island Revenge (nominated for the 2014 Red Maple Award) and Unlocked (winner of both the Fantasy and Young Adult Word Guild Awards). She has won the Joyce Barkhouse Writing for Children Award and a Nova Scotia Talent Trust Scholarship in Literary Arts. Cynthia holds a Master of Education and founded Riviola Narrative International which offers workshops and coaching to writers of all ages. Her favourite childhood story is The Little Engine that Could and her writing philosophy is “Dream big!” She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with her husband and two teenage children. 

AWARDS

Fiction Winner, Free Publishing Contest 2009, Word Alive Press.

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First Place Winner, the Joyce Barkhouse Writing for Children Award in the Atlantic Writing Competition, 2006.

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Nova Scotia Talent Trust Scholarship in Literary Arts, 2006.


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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