Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 9:01am

Jaime Burnet is a writer who practices law and a lawyer who writes fiction. She has a master’s degree in Women & Gender Studies and Sexual Diversity Studies from the University of Toronto and a law degree from Dalhousie University. An associate lawyer at Pink Larkin in Halifax, her work is focused on the areas of labour, employment, constitutional, and human rights law. Released last fall, Crocuses Hatch from Snow (Nimbus Publishing / Vagrant Press) is her first novel.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 5:39pm

The Honourable Doctor Mayann Francis, O.N.S. was appointed to the Faculty of Management, School of Public Administration as the first Distinguished Public Service Fellow in fall of 2015.

Dr. Francis served as Lieutenant Governor for the province of Nova Scotia, from 2006-2012. She was the first African Nova Scotian and second woman to be appointed as the vice regal representative.  

She is the recipient of six honourary degrees and an Honorary Diploma. She has served in many leadership roles including Chair of the Board for the Atlantic School of Theology. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 1:21pm

Ryan Turner's first collection of short stories, What We're Made Of, was shortlisted for the 2010 ReLit Award. His latest collection, Half-Sisters & Other Stories, was published by Gaspereau Press in November 2019. He is the co-founder and co-director of the AfterWords Literary Festival in Halifax. In what follows, Ryan talks about writing short stories, and plans for this year's AfterWords festival. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 3:27pm


In partnership with the Halifax Regional Municipality and Halifax Public Libraries, the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is bringing back another year of Poetry in Motion to the city of Halifax and beyond!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:45pm

"We just want to help people get the books they want to read"

— by Marilyn Smulders, Executive Director

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 4:57pm

In an effort to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we've closed the WFNS Office at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, at least until the State of Emergency in Nova Scotia is lifted. 

Staff members will be working from home and can be reached by email. Workshops scheduled to take place in the near future have been temporarily suspended or moved online. Other activities, such as reading and judging for Nova Writes, online meetings for the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program, and manuscript reviews can continue as usual.

Here's how to reach us: