Atlantic Writing Competition Reminder

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Friday, January 17, 2014 - 2:50pm

The deadline for entries to the 37th annual Atlantic Writing Competition (AWC) is February 3, 2014, which is just over two weeks away! For details concerning eligibility, submission procedures, adjudication process, and timeline, please review the AWC guidelines available HERE ( 

Reminders for the New Year!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 5:16pm

WFNS Membership Renewal 
Please renew your WFNS membership for 2014 by January 31 in order to continue receiving membership benefits such as the weekly "Notes from the Fed", Eastword, and reduced fees for workshops and the Atlantic Writing Competition. Details on on how to renew your membership online or by mail is available at the WFNS website here

2013/14 Workshop Series

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Friday, November 1, 2013 - 2:43pm

In our ongoing efforts to support the craft of writing & the business of being a writer, WFNS is pleased to announce the 2013/14 Workshop Series. We kick things off with two fall workshops: Speak Out Loud: An Introduction to Spoken Word with El Jones and Writing for Young Adults with James Leck. For details, please visit our Workshops page here:

36th Annual Atlantic Writing Competition Results

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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!

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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

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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!

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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.