Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller is the author of the award-winning creative nonfiction collection Ghost Pine: All Stories True (Invisible Publishing). His stories have appeared in several anthologies and he frequently publishes criticism. He holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia. As a creative writing educator, he has lead workshops in Montreal, Halifax, and Calgary, and worked as a high-school writing mentor and university teaching assistant. He lives on the Eastern Shore.



Ghost Pine: All Stories True (Invisible Publishing, 2010)

Selected periodicals:

Maisonneuve (Spring 2020) “Melting Away”
Lettuce Bee (Spring 2019) “Sex Pistols”
Montreal Review of Books (Fall 2018) “Emotional Wasteland”
QWF Writes (February 2016) “From the Underground”
Grandparents Zine (2013) “Two Men”
Shy: An Anthology (University of Alberta Press, 2013) “Common Loon”
The Dream Issue (Banff Centre, 2013) “Danger: Beavers at Work”
Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere (SappyFest, 2012) “Kids”
Remix (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2011) “To Dinosaur Provincial Park”
Zine Yearbook (Microcosm, 2009) “The Social Justice Club”
The Art of Trespassing (Invisible Publishing, 2008) “Worker’s Entrance”
The 2nd Hand (2005) “Rocko”
Fish Piss Magazine (2002) “Noah and Snow”
Broken Pencil (2001) “Montreal Looks Like the Future”
Kiss Machine (2001) “The Punchline”


2022    Canada Council for the Arts: Creation Grant

2021     Arts Nova Scotia: Creation Grant

2015     Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec: Residency Grant, Quebec Writer in Residence at the Banff Centre

2014     Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec: Creation Grant

2010     Expozine Alternative Press Awards: Best English Book

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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 that 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 with no professional publications (yet!) or a few short professional publications (i.e., poems, stories, or essays in literary magazines, journals, anthologies, or chapbooks).
  • Emerging writers: those with numerous professional publications and/or one book-length publication.
  • Established writers/authors: those with two book-length publications or the equivalent in book-length and short publications.
  • Professional authors: those with more than two book-length publications.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” creative writing workshops, which provide more opportunities for 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