David Wimsett

BIOGRAPHY
David A. Wimsett works include poetry, fiction and non-fiction. He examines relationships between people and explores women’s issues and diversity in his works by placing characters in situations where they expose their nature while moving stories forward.

David is a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada, the Canadian Freelance Guild and the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia on the Writers’ Council.

PUBLICATIONS

Beyond the Shallow Bank: A woman’s awakening amidst rumors or a selkie

Beyond the Shallow Bank: Illustrated edition

Dragons Unremembered: Volume I of the Carandir Saga

Half Awakened Dreams: Volume II of the Carandir Saga

Covenant With the Dragons: Volume III of the Carandir Saga (coming in the fall of 2022)

Something on My Mind: A science fiction novelette of a virtual world

The Grapevine

Eastword

Technology column in BoomersForever magazine

Corporate newsletters

Online and classroom training courses

 

AWARDS

Mangelsdorf Award 2007/2008 for Writing Excellence

”Time and Tide” short listed for the 2009 Absent Willow Review’s annual Anthology

First Place for in the Magic, Legend and Lore category of The BookFest Awards/Spring 2022 for the illustrated edition of Beyond the Shallow Bank

Third Place for in the Historical Fiction category of The BookFest Awards/Spring 2022 for the illustrated edition of Beyond the Shallow Bank


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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