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.

Author Spotlight: Sandra Phinney

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:57am

Sandra Phinney is a professional freelance writer who has been writing and publishing for twenty years. Her articles have appeared in over 70 print and online magazines, and she is also the author of four books and teaches workshops on narrative, travel, and memoir writing. Phinney lives on the edge of the Tusket River in Yarmouth County. In what follows, she tells us about how she started out as a freelancer, planning your work as a writer, and more.

Poetry in Motion: A Public Poetry Art Project

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 3:05pm

About

Supported by Arts Nova Scotia and in partnership with the Halifax Regional Municipality and Halifax Public Libraries, the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is bringing Poetry in Motion to the city of Halifax.

Author Spotlight: Margo Wheaton

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Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:41am

Poet Margo Wheaton’s debut collection, The Unlit Path Behind the House (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016), won the Canadian Authors Association’s Fred Kerner Award and was selected as a finalist for the J.M. Abraham Poetry Award, the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, a ReLit Award, and other literary honours. In what follows, Wheaton talks to us about writer’s block, her new writing projects, what she likes about writing in the Maritimes, and more.

Author Spotlight: Alison Delory

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:11am

Based in Halifax, Alison Delory is a writer, editor, and communications professional. Her writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Dalhousie Magazine, Halifax Magazine, and other publications. She is also the author of two children’s books, and her first novel for adults, Making it Home, will appear with Nimbus this June. In what follows, Delory shares the story of how she got started as a writer, details of her new projects, and more.

Author Spotlight: Julian Smith

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 1:10pm

Julian Smith is an award-winning speculative-fiction writer based in Yarmouth. His fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Lightspeed, Terraform, and other venues.

12 in 12: A writing relay

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Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:26pm

A Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia fundraiser

We're trying something a little bit different in terms of fundraising. Let me explain. 

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