Author Spotlight: Jaime Forsythe

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:33am

Jaime Forsythe is the author of two collections of poetry, Sympathy Loophole (Mansfield Press, 2012) and I Heard Something (Anvil Press, 2018). Her work has appeared in publications across Canada including This Magazine, The Puritan, Matrix, and Lemon Hound.

Author Spotlight: Gloria Ann Wesley

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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:01pm

Gloria Ann Wesley is an award-winning writer and a retired teacher.

Author Spotlight: Elaine McCluskey

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 9:39am

Elaine McCluskey is a fiction writer who has authored three collections of short stories and two novels. Her most recent book, The Most Heartless Town in Canada, was published by Anvil in 2016. In the following post, she shares the story of her beginnings as a fiction writer, her advice for aspiring writers, and an update on her most recent projects.  

Author Spotlight: Anna Quon

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Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:48am


Anna Quon
is a novelist and poet who lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She has published two novels with Invisible Publishing, Migration Songs  (2009) and Low (2013), and has also self-published a number of poetry collections. In the following post, she talks about her writing, her experience teaching creative writing, guilty pleasures, and more.

How long have you been writing? What drew you to writing in general, and fiction and poetry in particular? 

 

Author Spotlight: Nicola Davison

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 9:58am

Nicola Davison is writer and photographer living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. A past participant of the Writers’ Federation Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program, she is now a member of the WFNS Board of Directors. Her first novel, In the Wake, is forthcoming with Nimbus Publishing (fall 2018). In the following post, she talks about craft, her new projects, and life in Nova Scotia.

Author Spotlight: Sarah Faber

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Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:21am

Sarah Faber’s debut novel, All is Beauty Now (McClelland & Stewart, 2017), recently won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award for Fiction at the 2018 Atlantic Book Awards. In the following post, she talks about the art of fiction, what she loves about living in her part of Nova Scotia (Cape Breton), and her strategies for combatting writer’s block.

Author Spotlight: Matt Robinson

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 12:37pm

Matt Robinson is the author of five full-length poetry collections and four chapbooks. His latest collection, a chapbook entitled AGAINST, will be released by Gaspereau Press in the fall of 2018. In the following post, he talks about his first publication, life in Halifax, and his advice to aspiring writers.

Author Spotlight: Carol Bruneau

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 2:15pm

Carol Bruneau is an active member of the WFNS and the author of seven books. Her debut novel, Purple for the Sky (Cormorant Books), won the 2001 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Dartmouth Book Award. Her most recent book, A Bird on Every Tree (Vagrant Press), was a finalist for the 2018 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award.

Author Spotlight: Alice Burdick

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Monday, May 28, 2018 - 1:28pm

Alice Burdick is a widely published poet and co-owner of the independent bookstore Lexicon Books, which is located in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. In the following post, she talks about writing, collaborating, and what she loves about living on the South Shore. A selection of Burdick’s poems, Deportment: The Poetry of Alice Burdick, will be published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in the fall of 2018.

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