Friday, November 1, 2013 - 2:43pm

In our ongoing efforts to support the craft of writing & the business of being a writer, WFNS is pleased to announce the 2013/14 Workshop Series. We kick things off with two fall workshops: Speak Out Loud: An Introduction to Spoken Word with El Jones and Writing for Young Adults with James Leck. For details, please visit our Workshops page here:

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 2:41pm

At a breezy prize-giving event at the Halifax Word on the Street Book and Magazine Festival on Sunday, September 22, 2013, the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) revealed the winners of the 36th Atlantic Writing Competition (AWC). These prize winners were selected from over 100 entries and were judged by WFNS members and past AWC-winners who have achieved significant professional success. Judges this year were Marjorie Simmins, Lesley Crewe, Gary Blackwood, Susan McMaster, Keir Lowther, Don Aker, and Daphne Greer.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 9:50pm

Halifax, NS – September 21, 2013

$29,000 in prizes presented to Russell Wangersky, Lesley Choyce, and Steven Laffoley at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia's 2013 WFNS Literary Awards. 

The Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, valued at $25,000, was presented to Newfoundland’s Russell Wangersky for Whirl Away (Dundurn) at a ceremony hosted by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Institute of Applied Creativity at NSCAD in Halifax.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 9:55am

Saturday, September 21, 7pm

NSCAD Waterfront Campus, Institute for Applied Creativity

1061 Marginal Road, Halifax

All Welcome. Free Admission.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 12:36pm

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) kicks off an exciting weekend of literary programming featuring nominees for all three 2013 WFNS Literary Awards! With readings in Wolfville, Mahone Bay, and Liverpool on Friday; readings in Halifax on Saturday afternoon; the WFNS Literary Awards Ceremony & Celebration Saturday night; and WFNS programming as part of Word on the Street on Sunday -- it’s a busy weekend of free events that are open to all!

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 3:11pm

Dear Members,

Summer is over and we're back to our regular schedule:

Our office hours are Mondays - Fridays from 10am - 5pm.

Please note: Our office will be closed on Wednesday, September 11 & Monday September 23.