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In-person visits may incur additional costs: WFNS covers all author mileage, but an author may require a lunch (if booked for a full-day), overnight accommodations (if travelling 2 or more hours for a visit), and/or travel by bus or car-share (if without access to a personal vehicle), to be provided at the expense of the hosting school.

Virtual visits are an excellent option for schools with access to a stable internet connection. Most of our authors have adapted their presentations for synchronous delivery to the classroom through video conferencing software.

Whether in-person or virtual, hosting multiple visits in one day also requires ensuring that the author has adequate breaks between sessions.
By submitting this booking request, you affirm that, within one month of receiving a booking confirmation from WFNS, you will contact the booked author(s) to discuss the specifics of their visit(s).

Author contact information will be provided by WFNS with the booking confirmation.

Many authors are open to suggestions during this contact phase and are amenable to adapting their visits to complement school curricula.

Allowing authors and school staff the flexibility to book sessions based on mutual availability also expedites any re-booking necessitated by illness or inclement weather.


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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 that 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 with no professional publications (yet!) or a few short professional publications (i.e., poems, stories, or essays in literary magazines, journals, anthologies, or chapbooks).
  • Emerging writers: those with numerous professional publications and/or one book-length publication.
  • Established writers/authors: those with two book-length publications or the equivalent in book-length and short publications.
  • Professional authors: those with more than two book-length publications.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” creative writing workshops, which provide more opportunities for 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