Our offerings include creative writing workshops (focused on the craft side of writing), professional development sessions (focused on the business side of writing), and free writers’ panels (highlighting those who’ve mastered both).
Click on a specific event below for more details or to register. If you’re unfamiliar with our registration, payment, and cancellation policies, please review them before registering.
Apr 26 – May 31, 7 – 9pm >> In this five-week workshop, we’ll explore the romance genre and the tools required to finish a viable story. There will be
Who are these people and what is happening to them?: Character and Plot in Short Fiction (with Alexander MacLeod)
May 4 – 25, 7 – 9pm >> Character and plot. For many readers and writers, these are the two most important narrative elements in any short story. Some people
May 4 – June 8, 7 – 9pm >> Join us for a free creative writing workshop for newcomers to Canada: explore different kinds of creative writing and try out
Registration, payment, and cancellation policies
Registration: Registration for workshops/sessions is available through our online shop or by contacting the WFNS office at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 registration and payment through our online shop (PayPal or credit card) or by phone (credit card or e-transfer). We also accept payments by mail (cheque or money order payable to WFNS) at WFNS, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7. 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. In such a case, the cancellation periods pertaining to full and partial fee refunds will apply to the new start date.