Kathleen Tudor


Born in 1925 in Lockeport, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Kathleen graduated from a series of universities to end up as teacher of English literature and creative writing at St Mary’s University in Halifax. Active in the WFNS, various academic associations promoting writers and writing, there was an easy transition from academic retirement in 1990 to the establishment of Roseway Publishing in the same year. The usual university sabbaticals and leaves of absence and a Canada Council grant led to publication of a number of short stories to mostly Nova Scotian journals (Antigonish Review, Atlantis, Pottersfield Portfolio, among others) and to the CBC and the BBC. In 1992 she published her first novel, Getting Away, and in 2009 her second novel Deep Roots. The long interval between novels wasfilled with journalism, book reviews, workshops, politics and the Roseway Publishing Company. In 2009, she received a commission from the Shelburne County Arts Council to write a short story. Subsequently, Five Square Miles was published in book form, illustrated by Shelburne County artist Lio Lo, and beautifully printed by Gaspereau Press. Has completed a murder mystery, Dirty Deeds set in Shelburne County, with some hope of publication. She has begun a sequel called Burnt Hill. In 2006, Roseway Publishing was sold to Fernwood Books which then, in recognitions of Roseway’s achievements, made Roseway an imprint of Fernwood and subsequently published Deep Roots.




Short listed in the novel category of the annual Atlantic Writing Competition in 1992 for Getting Away


Finalist for the Canadian Author and Bookman Poetry Contest in 1989

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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