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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Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:29am

Remembering Jane Buss (1948-2020), executive director of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia from 1992 - 2009. Jane died suddenly on January 9, 2020.

by Norene Smiley and Sue Goyette

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 2:06pm

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the 2019 - 2020 roster of participants for the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program. The WFNS received a record number of applications, and members of the peer assessment jury (Sarah Mian, John Wall Barger, and Matt Robinson) were quite impressed with the high quality of writing samples submitted this year.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 2:08pm

An Evening of Holiday Stories and Songs to Benefit the Writers' Fed

One of my favorite things about the holidays is hearing the late Alan Maitland’s reading of the story “The Shepherd.” For the past 40 years, CBC Radio has broadcast the classic recording about an RAF pilot flying home for the holidays.

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 December 1; all of the works are for sale and perfect for gift giving. 

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.

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