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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The Public Life of the Imagination by Lewis Hyde

To celebrate our 40th anniversary, Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) will present a lecture by the poet, essayist, author and cultural critic Lewis Hyde. This event will explore questions related to the value and meaning of art in contemporary life as well as alternative ways in which we can measure the importance and value of art, culture and creativity in our society as a whole. Lewis Hyde wrote The Gift, a book that offers a “brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities”.

Location: 
Paul O’ Regan Hall in the Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS.
Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

Ode to Teen Angst Book Launch

Andre Fenton is an award winning spoken word artist who has performed in 6 national poetry slams across Canada. He is currently on the board of Spoken Word Canada and a member of the writers' council in the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia. His book of poetry, Ode to Teen Angst, explores the anarchy of adolescence while making the adjustments into adulthood. Join him in a night of laughter, heartbreak, and resilience as he performs poetry about the side effects of being a young person of color. Enjoy the silly puns, stay for the open heart.

Location: 
Alteregos Cafe & Catering 2193 Gottingen St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3B5
Date: 
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:30pm

Playable Moments - Playwrights' Atlantic Resource Centre Fundraiser

Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre is holding a fundraising event called Playable Moments on Monday, April 3 at 7:30 pm at The Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax. The admission price is $20. A cash bar will open during the event. Playwrights Juanita Peters, Ryan Griffiths and Charlie Rhindress are each preparing one to two pages of the beginning of a script. An ensemble of four actors will use the scripts provided as the starting point, improvising its continuation. Audience members will have the chance to influence the twists and turns each script will take.

Location: 
Bus Stop Theatre (2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS B3K 3B5)
Date: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:30pm

Canada Day Book Launch

Celebrate Canada Book Day at the launch of Sylvia Gunnery’s YA novel Road Signs That Say West. April 23rd, 3 – 4 pm, LaHave River Books, 3421 Hwy 331, LaHave. Seating is limited. Please reserve at (902) 688-1855 (weekends).

Location: 
LaHave River Books 3421 Hwy 331, LaHave, NS
Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 3:00pm

Creatively Speaking Toastmasters group

As writers we may be called on to speak to the public. Joining our group prepares you for just this occasion and other opportunities that may come your way to promote your work. We give you the tools you need for this. Please join us as a guest to see if this is your fit.

Location: 
Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia office on Marginal Road across from Pier 21
Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:30pm

Authors for Indies Day at Lexicon Books!

Come celebrate Authors for Indies Day at Lexicon Books! Canadian Authors for Indies Day (Saturday, April 29, 2017) is an annual event that takes place at independent bookstores all across Canada. It's a day when authors volunteer at independent bookstores to work as guest booksellers, and just to hang out and talk with customers and staff! We're open all day from 10-5, and we'll have Sylvia Gunnery in from 1-2; Dean Jobb from 2-3; Christy Ann Conlin from 3-4; and Kate Inglis from 4-5!

Location: 
Lexicon Books 125 Montague Street Lunenburg NS
Date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am

Writing Workshop for Women and Men Who Have Had Cancer or Are Still in Treatment

Two FREE six-week Writing Workshops for those interested in prose, poetry or creative non-fiction. - 1. on Saturday afternoons for Men and Women who have had cancer or are still in treatment beginning May 6th from 2-4 at Sobeys Community Room on Queen Street. 2. on Tuesday Evenings for Women who have had cancer or are still in treatment, from 6-8 PM. Beginning June 20th at Sobeys Community Room on Queen Street.

Location: 
There are TWO six-week workshops! (See ABove!) Thanks for posting these!
Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:15pm

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