Lesley is the author of eight novels and a screenwriter for the movie Relative Happiness, based on her first novel. She is also a columnist for The Chronicle Herald. She lives in Homeville, Cape Breton.
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:
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 email@example.com