Summer Hours

Submitted by wits on
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 11:49am

Dear Members, 

Our summer hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am - 5pm. The office will be closed on Wednesdays for July and August. We'll be back to our regular Monday through Friday schedule in September. 

Whether it's sunny rays or breezy shade you crave, we're hoping you find your perfect spot to write this summer.

Team WFNS

2013 WFNS Literary Awards Shortlists Announced!

Submitted by Annick on
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 4:38pm

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is proud to announce the shortlist for the 2013 WFNS Literary Awards. During the inaugural Fighting Words! The Fed’s Literary Trivia Challenge, WFNS president Sylvia Gunnery revealed the names of authors in the running for the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, and the Evelyn Richardson Memorial Non-Fiction Award. 

Join us on June 8 for our AGM and a full schedule of events! Mentorship readings, trivia challenge and our shortlist announcement.

Submitted by Annick on
Monday, June 3, 2013 - 9:59am

Dear Members,

Every June, the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year, the AGM takes place on June 8, 2013. Please save the date and join your fellow members in learning about the Fed’s achievements in the past year and to let us know what matters to you.

Dos and Don'ts When Learning the Results of a Writing Competition

Submitted by Annick on
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 9:56pm

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia has released the list of finalists for the 36th Atlantic Writing Competition. To mark the occasion, we thought we’d share some tips for absorbing the fate of your manuscript. 

Do treat yourself!  You’ve earned it. 

Don’t make voodoo dolls representing your competitors. Voodoo is not a method with proven results.

Do commiserate with friends, family, and fellow writers.

Don’t commiserate with the internet.

Prizes Awarded to David Adams Richards, Harry Thurston and WFNS' own Sue Goyette!

Submitted by Annick on
Friday, October 12, 2012 - 1:13pm

The Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, the Evelyn Richardson Memorial Non-Fiction Award and the Atlantic Poetry Prize were presented at a ceremony hosted by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) on Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Dalhousie University Club in Halifax.

Citations for Winners of the 35th Atlantic Writing Competition

Submitted by Annick on
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 5:29pm

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia extends its sincere congratulations to all winners in the 35th Atlantic Writing Competition and its heartfelt thanks to all of the judges who volunteered their time and expertise. Judges were tasked with evaluating all finalist manuscripts, choosing the eventual winners, and writing a citation celebrating their outstanding qualities.

WFNS Reveals the winners of the 35th AWC

Submitted by Annick on
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 11:50pm

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is pleased to reveal the winners of the 35th Atlantic Writing Competition (AWC).  These writers have emerged as prize winners from 114 entries and were judged by WFNS members and friends that have achieved significant professional success.  Judges this year were Susan White and Sue Carter Flinn, both winners of AWC in the past; Devon Code, winner of the Writers' Trust Journey Prize in 2010; Valerie Compton, currently shortlisted for the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award; Jaime Forsythe, whose debut collection of poetry

WFNS Awards Events Kick Off In Wolfville

Submitted by director@writer... on
Monday, July 30, 2012 - 3:23pm

The road to our October 12 awards presentation is paved with a number of events celebrating the nominated authors and taking place across the region - the first of which took place this past weekend in Wolfville, where Atlantic Poetry Prize nominees Sue Goyette, Anne Simpson, and Warren Heiti talked poetry and read from their shortlisted books.  Sue, Anne, and Warren will next make

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