Request for Proposals - Website & Logo

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Monday, July 15, 2019 - 9:56am

Redesign of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia Logo and Website

ABOUT the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia

The mandate of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is captured in its Mission Statement:

“To foster creative writing and the profession of writing in the Province of Nova Scotia; to provide advice and assistance to writers at all stages of their careers; to encourage greater public recognition of writers and their achievements; and to enhance the literary arts in our regional and national culture.”

Work with us at the WFNS

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 1:31pm

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is seeking a part-time Communications Officer. 

Communications Officer
Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Closing Date: July 19, 2019 

1,000 Words

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Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 3:46pm

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is pleased to partner with Teichert Gallery in presenting an exhibition of illustration this fall.

1,000 Words will be a group show of work by Nova Scotia artists working in illustration. It will take place the last two weeks of November at Teichert Gallery (formerly Art Sales and Rental), 1723 Hollis Street, Halifax. The exhibition is conceived as a way of promoting Nova Scotian illustrators and their work, as well as raising funds and the profile of the WFNS. 

Atlantic Book Awards Winners Announced

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 2:13pm

The lights went out and the the lights went on, and the 13 winners of the 2019 Atlantic BookAwards were announced Thursday night in a gala ceremony held in St, John’s, NL at the Sheraton Hotel. Hosted by CBC’s Angela Antle in a bilingual ceremony, the awards concluded this year’s festival, which ran from May 30 to June 6 with events in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. 

Announcing the Nova Writes winners

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Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 11:00am

Nova Writes, the WFNS’s competition for unpublished manuscripts, is thriving, with 45 per cent more entries than last year. All of our readers and judges remarked on the high quality of entries this year.

We rely on the expertise of our members to provide meaningful feedback to our entrants who are judged blind. Thank you for the care and commitment provided by this year’s 13 readers and four judges. A big thank you also to Annick MacAskill, the WFNS’s programming and membership officer, for organizing the competition. It’s a massive job.

Atlantic Book Awards Festival Line-up

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Monday, May 6, 2019 - 2:44pm

In honor of the 2019 Atlantic Book Awards, a number of events are happening in the days before the Atlantic Book Awards Gala on Thursday, June 6, 7 pm at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John's, Newfoundland. Gala tickets are $20 each, and are available through Eventbrite. 

*authors nominated for the WFNS's awards and/or WFNS members are noted in bold

New Brunswick

Announcing the shortlists for the Atlantic Book Awards

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Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 3:09pm

The Atlantic Book Awards Society is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 13 different book prizes that make up the 2019 Atlantic Book Awards. The nominated titles represent a wide range of books from Atlantic Canada—everything from the story of a well-known blind mechanic to the biography of 22 Minutes comedian Mark Critch. The full shortlist is below.

Author Spotlight: Tom Ryan

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:46am

Young adult author Tom Ryan is a previous Lambda Literary Fellow whose books have been nominated for the White Pine Award, the Stellar Award, and the Hackmatack Award. In addition to a number of young adult novels, he published his first children’s picture book, A Giant Man from a Tiny Town: A Story of Angus MacAskill, with Nimbus in the fall of 2018. Ryan divides his time between Cape Breton and Ontario.

Author Spotlight: Evelyn C. White

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:41pm

Evelyn C. White is a journalist and author whose books include Chain, Chain, Change: For Black Women in Abusive Relationships (Seal Press, 1985) and the biography Alice Walker: A Life (W. W. Norton & Company, 2004).

Author Spotlight: Amy Spurway

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:12am

Originally from Cape Breton and now based in Dartmouth, Amy Spurway is a writer, performer, and editor. She has worked with CBC Radio and published in Today’s Parent, the Toronto Star, and other venues. This spring, her debut novel, Crow, was published by Goose Lane Editions. In what follows, Spurway talks about publishing her first book, what she likes about living and writing in her part of Nova Scotia, her new projects, and more.