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
We've asked our members to share images of their workspaces & writing rooms - the 'points of origin' of the work they put out into the world. First up is Lesley Crewe - Lesley's books include Hit & Mrs., Her Mother's Daughter, and the upcoming Kin, and have all originated in this room full of memories 'up Cape Breton', where Lesley makes her home. Thank you for sharing, Lesley!
Our congratulations go out to Silver Donald Cameron, who joins Rita Joe, Helen Creighton, Fred Cogswell, Joyce Barkhouse, and Marq de Villiers as the latest WFNS member to receive the Order of Canada.
Salt Lines, edited by Lorri Neilsen Glenn and Carsten Knox with illustrations by Kathy Kaulbach, had its fun and successful launch on Monday, June 25. Featuring wit, wisdom and musings on the writing life by 55 Atlantic Canadian writers, Salt Lines is currently available in Halifax at Book Mark II on Spring Garden Road, and at the WFNS office on Marginal Road. Snatch up a copy!