Jo Treggiari was born in London, England, and raised in Canada. She spent many years in Oakland, California and New York, where she trained as a boxer, wrote for a punk magazine, and owned a gangster rap/indie rock record label.
Tammy Armstrong is the author of two novels and five poetry collections. Her debut collection, Bogman’s Music (Anvil, 2001), was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Her most recent book is a poetry collection titled Year of the Metal Rabbit, which was published by Gaspereau Press last fall. In what follows, Armstrong discusses her writing practice, what she loves about living in southwestern Nova Scotia, new books she’s looking forward to, and more.
"Someone once said, 'You’re a cinematic writer and a literary filmmaker.' ... For me, the two mediums are completely different languages."
The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia seeks to establish a provincial poetry book award. This new award to biennially honour the best book of poetry by a Nova Scotia writer would join the four current Atlantic Book Awards administered by the WFNS, including the J.M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award, which annually honours the best book of poetry by writers from all four Atlantic provinces.
Updated Thursday, April 23, 2020
This year, we received more than 80 entries of unpublished manuscripts for Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts in the categories of short fiction, short creative non-fiction, poetry, and writing for children and young adults. The competition is by blind entry, meaning that readers and judges do not know the identities of entrants.
Daphne Greer is an award-winning writer of young adult novels, including Maxed Out (Orca, 2012); Jacob's Landing (Nimbus, 2015); the Maxed Out sequel, Camped Out (Orca, 2017); and her latest novel, Finding Grace (Nimbus, 2018), a finalist for the 2019 Ann Connor Brimer Award for Atlantic Canadian Children's Literature. Currently suffering from a broken wrist, Daphne answered some questions for us while typing with only her left hand. She lives in Newport Landing, NS.