Taking Care of Business (virtual) fall, 2022

Taking Care of Business returns, offering 4 professional development sessions for a single low price. Whether you attend just one session or all four, you’ll get tips for literary success from industry insiders, benefit from behind-the-scenes de-mystification of the topics under discussion, and have the chance to ask your own questions during each session’s 30-minute Q&A.

Click the tabs below for the details of each session.

Recommended experience level: This edition of Taking Care of Business addresses topics most relevant to established and professional authors, but new and emerging writers are welcome to attend (About recommended experience levels)

Location: Zoom

Session dates: Thursdays, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, & Nov 10, 2022 (7:00pm to 8:30pm each session)

Non-member price: $104 (includes 2022 General Membership in WFNS)

2022 member price: $39

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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