The League Reads

The League Reads was a pair of annual poetry readings featuring Nova Scotian members of the League of Canadian Poets. Held in 2018 and 2019 at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia headquarters, the readings were free to attend.

On October 11, 2018, The League Reads featured poets Brian Bartlett, Karin Cope, Miriam Dunn, Anne Simpson, and Margo Wheaton.

On October 17, 2019, The League Reads featured poets Janet Barkhouse, Deidre Dwyer, Chad Norman, Anne Simpson, and Margo Wheaton.

Investors

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges the investments of the League of Canadian Poets and the Canada Council for the Arts in The League Reads event series.

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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