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Writing Rumble sponsorship

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To sponsor a Writing Rumbler, select their “Team” and “Rumbler” name; enter your donation amount; and click “Add to Cart.” Full team lists are below.

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All donations support Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia programming.

On Thursday, Mar 21 (2pm – 6:30pm), two teams of Nova Scotia authors—the Plot Thickeners and the Agents of Chaos—will compete over 4.5 hours to write the best short story at Propeller Brewing Co. (2015 Gottingen St, Halifax). During the writing process, all are welcome to drop in, libate and mingle with fellow writers, watch (via projector) the writing process, cheer or jeer the Rumble participants, and make on-site donations to assign mandatory writing prompts to either team.

At 6:45pm, both stories will be read to those assembled, and the winning story will be determined by applause.

Plot Thickeners
Danielle “Maverick” Metcalfe-Chenail
Donna “Deadline” Alward
Lindsey “Interrobang” Harrington
Philip “Half-Sour” Moscovitch
Sal “Sweatpants” Sawler

Agents of Chaos
Becca “Bandit” Babcock
Brittni “Heat Death” Brinn
Carol “Bruiser” Bruneau
David “Electric Warrior” Huebert
Sonja “Laughing Medusa” Boon
Stephanie “Dominator” Domet

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Recommended Experience Levels

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) recommends that participants in any given workshop have similar levels of creative writing and / or publication experience. This ensures that each participant gets value from the workshop⁠ and is presented with information, strategies, and skills that suit their career stage. The “Recommended experience level” section of each workshop description refers to the following definitions used by WFNS.

  • New writers: those with less than two years’ creative writing experience and/or no short-form publications (e.g., short stories, personal essays, or poems in literary magazines, journals, anthologies, or chapbooks).
  • Emerging writers: those with more than two years’ creative writing experience and/or numerous short-form publications.
  • Early-career authors: those with 1 or 2 book-length publications or the equivalent in book-length and short-form publications.
  • Established authors: those with 3 or 4 book-length publications.
  • Professional authors: those with 5 or more book-length publications.

Please keep in mind that each form of creative writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and writing for children and young adults) provides you with a unique set of experiences and skills, so you might consider yourself an ‘established author’ in one form but a ‘new writer’ in another.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” creative writing workshops, which provide more opportunities for peer-to-peer feedback, the recommended experience level should be followed closely.

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