WFNS fosters creative writing and the profession of writing in the Province of Nova Scotia; provides advice and assistance to writers at all stages of their careers; encourages greater public recognition of Nova Scotian writers and their achievements; and enhances the literary arts in our regional and national culture.


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Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 4:01pm

The Writers' Fed is collaborating with Teichert Gallery (formerly Art Sales & Rental Gallery) on an exhibition called 1,000 Words. The exhibition takes place from November 14 to November 30; all of the works are for sale and perfect for gift giving. 

Artists taking part are Rose Adams, Jenni Blackmore, Sarah Jane Conklin, Briana Corr Scott, Mollie Cronin, Angela Doak, Belle DeMont, Letitia Fraser, Emma Fitzgerald, Doretta Groenendyk, Patsy MacKinnon, Patrick McWade, Su Rogers, Marijke Simons, Sydney Smith, Lauren Soloy, Frances Wolfe, and Jack Wong. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 3:06pm

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia and Dalhousie Libraries present Scary Stories at Shirreff Hall, an oral storytelling event taking place Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 pm, in the Victorian drawing room of Shirreff Hall, 6385 South Street. Featured storytellers are Cindy Campbell-Stone, Liz Newkirk and Steve Vernon. It's a free event and all are welcome. This event was full last year, so we urge you to arrive early to find your best listening spot! Parking is available for free (after 4:30 pm) on the Dalhousie University campus. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:28pm

Join us Monday, November 4 at 7 pm for a poetry reading and celebration of Poetry in Motion, a project by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia to put poetry by Nova Scotia writers on Metro Transit buses. You’ll hear from featured poets including Afua Cooper, Jaime Forsythe, Sylvia D. Hamilton, Cory Lavender, and Matt Robinson.  Taking place in Rm. 301, Halifax Central Library. Organized with the generous support of Arts Nova Scotia, Halifax Libraries, and Halifax Regional Municipality. All are welcome.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 1:32pm

Christy Ann Conlin is a fiction writer based in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Her books include her debut novel Heave (Doubleday Canada, 2002), which was a national bestseller, a Globe and Mail top 100 book, and was selected as a finalist for several awards, including the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. Most recently, Conlin is the author of a short story collection, Watermark (Astoria, 2019).

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 3:15pm

An Update on Poetry in Motion: A Public Poetry Art Project

Supported by Arts Nova Scotia and in partnership with the Halifax Regional Municipality and the Halifax Public Libraries, the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is bringing Poetry in Motion to Halifax.

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