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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:08am

Patrick Woodcock is a poet and critic. He has published nine books of poetry, the most recent of which, You can’t bury them all: Poems (ECW Press, 2016), won the Alcuin Society Book Design Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for the J.M. Abraham Poetry Prize. In the following post, Woodcock discusses his how he got his start as a writer, his advice for aspiring writers, his new poetry collection, and more.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 11:09am

Oisín Curran is the author of two novels. His first, Mopus, was published by Counterpath Press in 2007. His second novel, Blood Fable (Book*hug 2017), was listed as one of the most-anticipated books of 2017 by The Globe and Mail and won the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award in 2018. Originally from Maine, Curran currently lives in Cape Breton.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:46am

Dian Day is the author of two novels, The Clock of Heaven (Inanna, 2008), which won a silver medal in the Literary Fiction category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards, and The Madrigal (Inanna, 2018). She lives with her partner in rural Pictou County, where she is currently writing her doctoral dissertation and working on a third novel.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 10:33am

Valerie Compton is a writer and editor whose first novel, Tide Road (Goose Lane Editions, 2011), was a finalist for the 2012 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. Her fiction and non-fiction pieces have appeared in publications across Canada. Originally from PEI, she lives and writes in Halifax, where she also works as an editor and writing instructor through Narrative Agency.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 1:27pm

October may be the busiest month ever at the Writers’ Fed. Here’s a look at what’s going on:

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