Diana Lynn Tibert


Diana Lynn Tibert was born and spent the first 29 years of her life in Cole Harbour Halifax County, NS. Her family roots stretch to Liscomb Mills, NS and Lewin’s Cove, NL. She graduated from Cole Harbour High School and completed courses at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, and the Agricultural College, Truro.

As a freelance writer, Diana specializes in genealogy, history and gardening, but writes in other areas including parenting, child care, camping and hiking.

In 2005, Diana became the genealogy columnist for the Halifax Daily News. Her “Roots to the Past” column appears in ten East Coast newspapers: Kings County Record, Times & Transcript, The Western Star, Journal-Pioneer, The Citizen, Lunenburg Progress Enterprise, Bridgewater Bulletin, Guysborough Journal, Bedford Magazine and the Southender.

Diana’s other publication credits include: Canadian Gardening, Saltscapes, Plant and Garden Magazine, Alive Magazine, and the East Coast Gardener.

Diana’s current projects include gathering information for a book on the Veterans of Guysborough County, a fantasy novel and several children’s picture books.

Diana lives with her husband and three children at Milford Station, NS.



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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