Following is a list of upcoming events: readings, writing workshops and seminars, and so on. Unless specified otherwise, events happen in Nova Scotia, Canada. We strongly encourage you to check dates and times with hosting organizations as typos and sudden changes happen. Follow us on Twitter, @WFNS, to hear about these events and more day-to-day.


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Yoga of Writing

Stretch your way into writing with seasoned teachers, Jody Myers for yoga, and Gwen Davies for writing. We will spend the day back and forth between gentle movement that’s good for any body, and exploring writing techniques and tips that ground you in your writing work, whatever you are writing. Appropriate for writers at any level. No yoga background needed. Cost $75. We need a $30 deposit by October 10 to reserve your spot. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, and paper and pen or pencil. DIY lunch.

Location: 
Angels Essentials, #108 - 1306 Bedford Highway
Date: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:00am

Writing retreat in Tuscany - Reduced price and revised date

6-day Writing Retreat in an Old World Tuscan Villa with award-winning author Gerard Collins, October 22-29, 2018 Together with Freedom Travel, we've revised our writing retreat to Italy, putting an even greater focus on writing and affordability. We've moved the date to the fall, when the average temperature in Tuscany is 22°C, and we've reduced the price substantially. Join Dr.

Location: 
Italy: Belvedere di San Leonino in Chianti, Tuscany
Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 8:00am

S.M. Beiko & Kristen Ciccarelli YA signing and chat

Lexicon Books hosts visiting YA authors Samantha Mary Beiko - author of Children of the Bloodlands and Scion of the Fox (ECW Press) - and Kristen Ciccarelli - author of The Caged Queen and The Last Namsara (HarperCollins) on Monday, October 23rd at 3:30 p.m. Come get your books signed and to have a chat with the authors!

Location: 
Lexicon Books 125 Montague Street Lunenburg Nova Scotia
Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:30pm

Jacqueline Dumas Book Launch

Please join Jacqueline Dumas for the Halifax launch of her new novel, The Heart Begins Here (Inanna Publications). Books will be sold by Bookmark Halifax. Jacqueline Dumas is a writer and educator who lives in Nova Scotia. She was a long-time resident of Edmonton, Alberta, where she ran Aspen Books (1977-1985) and latterly Orlando Books (1993-2002), a progressive, feminist bookstore that promoted countless writers from across the country.

Location: 
Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS
Date: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

Syr Ruus Book Launch

Join Syr Ruus for the launch of her memoir, Krambambuli (Inanna Publications). Syr Ruus was born in Tallinn, Estonia, during the Second World War. As a small child, she escaped with her mother to Germany and subsequently immigrated to the United States where she earned an MA in English, an MS in Education, and taught briefly in the English Department of Illinois State University. She moved to Nova Scotia in 1968 where she worked as an elementary school teacher while raising her three children before devoting herself full-time to writing.

Location: 
La Have River Books 3421 Hwy. 331 La Have, N.S
Date: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 4:00pm

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