Sarah Mian

BIOGRAPHY
Sarah Mian’s debut novel, When the Saints, won the Jim Connors Book Award, the Margaret & John Savage First Book Award, and was a finalist for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. She co-wrote the screenplay adaptation for Lady Hammond Entertainment, and is now working on her second novel, The World in Awful Sleep.

PUBLICATIONS

AUBADE, Boularderie Island Press 2018

WHEN THE SAINTS, HarperCollins 2015

EMAILS FROM INDIA, Seraphim Editions, 2013

FLARE MAGAZINE, 2012

SUBTERRAIN MAGAZINE ISSUE #57 2011

FILLING STATION ISSUE #50 2011

PARAGON JOURNAL 2009

GALLEON JOURNAL 2008

THE NEW QUARTERLY ISSUE #103 2007

THE VAGRANT REVUE OF NEW FICTION 2007

AWARDS

WINNER, Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award 2016

WINNER, Margaret and John Savage First Book Award 2016

FINALIST, Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour 2016

EASTERN SEMI-FINALIST, Canada Writes 2009

FINALIST, Writers Union of Canada Short Prose Competition 2009


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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