Peggy Armstrong

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, in 1929, Peggy holds degrees from King’s College and Acadia University and has taught school in Annapolis Royal. She has written plays, historical articles and contemporary profiles. Peggy has produced several stage plays and contributed numerous articles to Atlantic newspapers and magazines.

Recent works include a series of historical vignettes for the Port Royal 400th Anniversary Society. Also in production is a full-length stage play Forever Marie, commisioned by Kings Theater and sponsored by the Historical Association of Annapolis Royal. This play is based on the true story of Marie Maisonnat, a young Acadian girl who married a British officer after the capitulation of Port Royal in 1710.


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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