Leigh Faulkner

Leigh Faulkner is originally from Bass River, now living on the edge of the Atlantic in Ingomar. He has written four books of poetry. His poems have been published in several anthologies, including Tributaries (1978), And Other Travels (1988), Songs from the North (1989), nine allisonian poets (1989), Windhorse Reader: Choice Poems of ’93 (1994), and Child: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose (2001). His poems have also appeared in a number of literary journals, such as The Antigonish Review, Fiddlehead, Potterfield Portfolio and Prism International. Leigh is a past recipient of a CBC Literary Competition Poetry Prize and a former associate editor of the literary journal Germination.


Poetry Prize, Eighth Annual National CBC Literary Competition, 1987.

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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