Grant Writing

PD session | Feb 16, 7 pm >>

Maybe you’d like some dedicated time to write. Or maybe you need to travel to do research. Maybe you’d like to do a writer’s residency and could use some support. Join us as writer Kate Inglis gives her tips for successful grant writing. Providing additional details on programs available to writers will be Enrique Ferreol (Program Officer, Arts Nova Scotia) and Andrew Steinmetz (Program Officer, Canada Council for the Arts).


Kate Inglis is an award-winning author who writes books about pirates and giants and mermaids and all the stars and all the ways we love each other. Her latest book is a children’s picture book called A Great Big Night (Nimbus Publishing), a gentle, whimsical tale released last fall. Part memoir, part handbook, Kate’s Notes for the Everlost: A Field Guide to Grief was awarded the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award in 2019.

Enrique Ferreol is a Program Officer at Arts Nova Scotia. Enrique is responsible for the Grants to Individuals, Arts Equity Funding Initiative, and Mi’kmaq Arts programs. From 2010 to 2015, Enrique worked as the Arts Officer with the Nova Scotia Art Bank, and from 2006 to 2010 as Assistant Curator – Education at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Enrique completed a BFA in painting and drawing from “La Esmeralda,” the National School of Fine Arts in Mexico, where he is originally from, and also has worked professionally as an actor in theatre, film, and television in Mexico and Canada.

Born in Montréal, Andrew Steinmetz would like nothing more than to strum the guitar to make a living. He is the author of five books, including a memoir, two collections of poetry, a novel, and a creative nonfiction biography. He’s been the lucky finalist of numerous prizes, including the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Award, and the A.M. Klein prize for Poetry. His novel Eva’s Threepenny Theatre was the 2009 Winner of the City of Ottawa Book Award. Andrew is also the founding editor of Esplanade Books, the fiction imprint at Véhicule Press. He lives in Ottawa, where he works as a Program Officer at the Canada Council for the Arts.

Location: Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (online with Zoom)

Date of professional development session: Tuesday, Feb. 16 (7:00pm)

Price: $85 (incl. 1-year WFNS membership for 2021 + access to all PD sessions in the Taking Care of Business series)

Member Price: $20 (incl. access to all PD sessions in the Taking Care of Business series)

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