Peter Moreira


Peter Moreira’s controversial book Backwater: Nova Scotia’s Economic Decline was the culmination of more than 30 years in journalism in Asia, Europe the U.S. and Canada. He was a Senior Correspondent in London with Bloomberg, and covered banking for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. A veteran of the Canadian Press parliamentary bureau in Ottawa, he has written for the Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, the National Post and Independent on Sunday (London). Having also published Hemingway on the China Front, Moreira is now writing The Jew Who Defeated Hitler: Henry Morgenthau Jr. and the Downfall of the Third Reich.



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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