Join authors Jane Doucet, Andre Fenton, and Dawn Morrison for a discussion of their self-publishing experiences led by WFNS Programming & Membership Officer Annick MacAskill. There will be time allotted for questions from the audience. The panel will be followed by informal discussion. 


Jane Doucet has been a journalist since 1993, based first in Toronto and then back home in Halifax since 2000. Her articles have appeared in dozens of Canadian magazines and newspapers, including Chatelaine, Canadian Living and The Globe and Mail. Her debut novel, The Pregnant Pause, about a married woman who is turning 37 and trying to decide whether or not to have a baby, was shortlisted for a 2018 Whistler Independent Book Award.

Andre Fenton is an African Nova Scotian author, spoken word artist, and arts educator who grew up in the North End of Halifax. He has performed and represented Halifax, Nova Scotia at 7 national poetry festivals across Canada. He was previously a member at large on Spoken Word Canada and on the board of directors within the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. He has won awards in both filmmaking and spoken word poetry and is an author of different works, such as his self-published chapbook Ode to Teen Angst and Worthy of Love with Formac Publishing. Andre’s work focuses on race, self-esteem, and creating more representation in the genre of young adult fiction. 

Dawn Morrison is an award-winning writer and communications and marketing professional, originally from Glace Bay, NS. Dawn's first novel, Local Flavour, was recognized with a Watty Award in 2018. To date, Local Flavour has over 750,000 reads on Wattpad, an internet community for readers and writers. Dawn was chosen as a Wattpad Star in 2019, and all three of her novels in the Local Flavour series have been selected for the newly-launched Wattpad Paid Stories Program. In her day job, Dawn is Senior Communications & Marketing Manager for the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University. She is mom to 18-year old twins, Max and Olivia, as well as a Zumba enthusiast, long-distance hiker, an avid consumer of true crime podcasts, and vastly unqualified softball coach.


$20 for WFNS members

$40 for non-members


The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia strives to offer an inclusive space where all feel welcome. To this end, we ask that participants not use racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, or other discriminatory language in WFNS workshops and professional development sessions. Participants who use such language may be asked to leave.

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm