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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 12:36pm

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) kicks off an exciting weekend of literary programming featuring nominees for all three 2013 WFNS Literary Awards! With readings in Wolfville, Mahone Bay, and Liverpool on Friday; readings in Halifax on Saturday afternoon; the WFNS Literary Awards Ceremony & Celebration Saturday night; and WFNS programming as part of Word on the Street on Sunday -- it’s a busy weekend of free events that are open to all!

WFNS recognizes the support of Arts Nova Scotia and the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians. We also acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Here’s an overview of what’s happening:

WHAT: Reading in Mahone Bay
WHEN: 3:00pm Friday, September 20, 2013
WHERE: Biscuit Eater, 16 Orchard Street Mahone Bay
WHO: Readings by Carole Langille (Church Of The Exquisite Panic: The Ophelia Poems) and George Murray (Whiteout), two of the nominees for the 2013 Atlantic Poetry Prize. All welcome. Free admission.

WHAT: 
Reading in Wolfville
WHEN: 7:00pm Friday, September 20, 2013
WHERE: The Box of Delights Bookshop, 466 Main Street, Wolfville
WHO: Readings and discussion by Jerry Lockett (The Discovery of Weather) and Herb MacDonald (Cape Breton Railways: An Illustrated History), two of the nominees for the 2013 Evelyn Richardson Memorial Non-Fiction Award. All welcome. Free admission.

WHAT: Reading in Liverpool
WHEN: 7:00pm Friday, September 20, 2013
WHERE: Lane’s Privateer Inn, 27 Bristol Avenue, Liverpool
WHO: Readings by Keir Lowther (Dirty Bird), Donna Morrissey (The Deception of Livvy Higgs), and Russell Wangersky (Whirl Away), nominees for the 2013 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. All welcome. Free admission.

WHAT: Reading in Halifax
WHEN: 1:00pm Saturday, September 21, 2013
WHERE: WFNS, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax 
WHO: ‘Mash-up’ #1 of Award nominees with readings by Lesley Choyce (I'm Alive. I Believe In Everything), Steven Laffoley (Shadowboxing), Carole Langille (Church Of The Exquisite Panic: The Ophelia Poems), and Keir Lowther (Dirty Bird). All welcome. Free admission.

WHAT: Reading in Halifax
WHEN: 2:00pm Saturday, September 21, 2013
WHERE: WFNS, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax 
WHO: ‘Mash-up’ #2 of Award nominees with readings by Herb MacDonald (Cape Breton Railways: An Illustrated History), Donna Morrissey (The Deception of Livvy Higgs), George Murray (Whiteout), and Russell Wangersky (Whirl Away). All welcome. Free admission.

WHAT: 
2013 WFNS Literary Awards Ceremony & Celebration
WHEN: 7:00pm (doors open) Saturday, September 21, 2013
WHERE: Institute of Applied Creativity (NSCAD), 1061 Marginal Road, Halifax
WHO: Join us as we announce the winners of the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Evelyn Richardson Memorial Non-Fiction Award, and the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. A celebration of the diversity and quality of writing in Atlantic Canada! Free admission.
RSVP: By September 19 to E: programs@writers.ns.ca | P: 902-423-8116