1,000 Words

1,000 Words: An Exhibition of Illustration was a group show of work by Nova Scotia artists working in illustration. The exhibition was displayed at Teichert Gallery from November 14 to December 1, 2019.

Participating illustrators attended the 1,000 Words opening reception, held on November 14, 2019, where they discussed their work with the public and signed copies of their books, made available for sale by Woozles, Canada’s oldest children’s bookstore.

A closing children’s storytime event, held on December 1, 2019, featured a storyteller from Woozles as well as author-illustrators Doretta Groenendyk (A Harbour Seal in HalifaxYou Make Me HappyLove You More Than Anything) and Briana Corr Scott (She Dreams of Sable Island), who provided live illustration demos and answered questions about their work.

The work of 18 illustrators was featured
and available for sale:

  • Rose Adams
  • Jenni Blackmore
  • Sarah Jane Conklin
  • Briana Corr Scott
  • Mollie Cronin
  • Angela Doak
  • Belle DeMont
  • Letitia Fraser
  • Emma FitzGerald
  • Doretta Groenendyk
  • Patsy MacKinnon
  • Patrick McWade
  • Su Rogers
  • Marijke Simons
  • Sydney Smith
  • Lauren Soloy
  • Frances Wolfe
  • Jack Wong

Eligible artworks included framed works, gallery canvasses, limited-edition prints (in runs of 50 or fewer), and photographs (signed and numbered by the artist). Each artist could submit up to five works for consideration. The final selection of works was decided by a volunteer accessions committee administered by Teichert Gallery.


The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia is grateful to Teichert Gallery for their partnership in realizing and hosting this project.

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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