Workshops & Sessions

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The Power of Poetry: Rita Joe

Oct 8, 7pm – 9pm >> Join us as we celebrate the poetry of the late Rita Joe. Writers Shalan Joudry, Theresa Meuse, Tiffany Morris, Raymond Sewell, and Rebecca Thomas will read selections of Rita Joe’s work as well as

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Portraits for Authors

Oct 17, 9am – 5pm >> All writers need a professional author headshot. Whether it is for social media, your author’s website, the Writers in the Schools brochure, or a book jacket — your image connects you with your audience.

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Writers’ Panel: YA Today

Oct 21, 7pm – 9pm >> Join us for an evening of conversation about YA (young adult) literature with three of Nova Scotia’s best-seller YA authors: Jo Treggiari (Blood Will Out and The Grey Sisters), Andre Fenton (Worthy of Love

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Websites for Writers with Tim Covell

Oct 27, 7 – 9pm >>  This session is for writers who are considering making or updating a website. We’ll discuss domain names, options for hosting, and site management tools, including the three different types of WordPress. Marketing (SEO, social

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Book Promotion with Janice Landry

Nov 3, 7 – 9pm >>  Janice Landry tackles a challenging author requirement, discussing all things book promotion: writing a media release, interview and message preparation, book launches, signings, and more. Creating your book was a mountain of work, but

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Registration, payment, and cancellation policies

Registration: Registration for workshops/sessions is available through our online shop or by contacting the WFNS office at or (902) 423-8116. We encourage you to register early, as all workshops/sessions have limited space and registration is subject to availability.

Payment: All workshop/session fees are due upon registration. We accept payment in person (cash, cheque, or credit card), by phone (credit card), and through our online shop (PayPal or credit card). We also accept payments by mail (cheque or money order payable to WFNS) at WFNS, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7. Please do not mail cash. There are no refunds after the first class.

  • Easy Payment Terms: For individuals who wish to participate in a specific workshop/session but cannot meet the full payment upon registration, we are happy to arrange payment installments via post-dated cheques. Any payment installment plan must be discussed in advance, and the post-date cheques must be received by the start date of the workshop/session.

Cancellation: If you wish to cancel your workshop/session registration, we are able to provide a full refund of registration fees provided that you give at least one week’s notice prior to the start date of the workshop/session. For a cancellation made within one week of the start date of the workshop/session, we are able to provide an 80% refund of fees. For a cancellation made on or after the start date of the workshop/session, we are unable to provide a refund in any amount.

  • Insufficient Enrollment: Should a workshop/session be cancelled as a result of insufficient enrollment, students will be notified immediately and registration fees will be reimbursed in full within two weeks.
  • Class Postponement: Should a workshop/session be postponed due to inclement weather, students will be notified immediately and the workshop or session will be rescheduled for the first available date.
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