Lezlie Lowe


Lezlie Lowe is a freelance writer, broadcaster and researcher.

The native Haligonian has worked as a writer and editor for Halifax weekly paper The Coast since 1995. She’s a weekly columnist for the Chronicle Herald, long-form documentary-maker for CBC radio and active freelancer.

Lezlie teaches feature writing and creative nonfiction at the University of King’s College and coordinates the first-year Foundations of Journalism class.

She has worked as principal researcher on documentary films for Life Network, the Independent Film Channel and Bravo and was the recipient of a 2004 Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada honourable mention for Commentary and two Gold Awards for Feature Writing at the Atlantic Journalism Awards.

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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