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

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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

Points of Origin: Lesley Crewe

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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 11:46am

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!

Silver Donald Cameron - Order of Canada

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 5:28pm

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 - A New Anthology of Writers' Wisdom

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:23pm

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!