36th Annual Atlantic Writing Competition Results

Submitted by director@writer... on
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 2:41pm

At a breezy prize-giving event at the Halifax Word on the Street Book and Magazine Festival on Sunday, September 22, 2013, the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) revealed the winners of the 36th Atlantic Writing Competition (AWC). These prize winners were selected from over 100 entries and were judged by WFNS members and past AWC-winners who have achieved significant professional success. Judges this year were Marjorie Simmins, Lesley Crewe, Gary Blackwood, Susan McMaster, Keir Lowther, Don Aker, and Daphne Greer.

2013 WFNS Literary Award Winners Revealed!

Submitted by wits on
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 9:50pm

Halifax, NS – September 21, 2013

$29,000 in prizes presented to Russell Wangersky, Lesley Choyce, and Steven Laffoley at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia's 2013 WFNS Literary Awards. 

The Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, valued at $25,000, was presented to Newfoundland’s Russell Wangersky for Whirl Away (Dundurn) at a ceremony hosted by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Institute of Applied Creativity at NSCAD in Halifax.

2013 WFNS Literary Awards Ceremony & Celebration

Submitted by wits on
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 9:55am

Saturday, September 21, 7pm

NSCAD Waterfront Campus, Institute for Applied Creativity

1061 Marginal Road, Halifax

All Welcome. Free Admission.

A Weekend of WFNS Literary Awards Programming!

Submitted by director@writer... on
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 12:36pm

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) kicks off an exciting weekend of literary programming featuring nominees for all three 2013 WFNS Literary Awards! With readings in Wolfville, Mahone Bay, and Liverpool on Friday; readings in Halifax on Saturday afternoon; the WFNS Literary Awards Ceremony & Celebration Saturday night; and WFNS programming as part of Word on the Street on Sunday -- it’s a busy weekend of free events that are open to all!

Fall 2013 at WFNS

Submitted by wits on
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 3:11pm

Dear Members,

Summer is over and we're back to our regular schedule:

Our office hours are Mondays - Fridays from 10am - 5pm.

Please note: Our office will be closed on Wednesday, September 11 & Monday September 23.


WFNS Memberships now only $20!

Submitted by wits on
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 8:32am

Dear Members,

WFNS Memberships now only $20!

It's that time of year again when we reduce the cost of me

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.


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.