Author Spotlight: Theresa Meuse

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:36am

Theresa Meuse is an author, educator, and adviser. She is the author of The Sharing Circle (Nimbus Publishing, 2003) and L’nu’k: The People (Nimbus Publishing, 2016). She has also contributed to volumes 1 and 2 of The Mi’kmaq Anthology (Pottersfield Press, 1997 and 2011). Her newest book, The Gathering, is forthcoming with Nimbus.

Author Spotlight: Marjorie Simmins

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Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:22am

Marjorie Simmins is the author of two books of non-fiction, Coastal Lives (Pottersfield Press, 2014) and Year of the Horse (Pottersfield Press, 2016). A freelance journalist, she has published across Canada with major daily newspapers, as well as numerous magazines, such as Halifax Magazine, Progress, United Church Observer, Atlantic Books Today, and Saltscapes.

Author Spotlight: Anne Simpson

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Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:41am

Anne Simpson is the author of seven books of poetry, fiction, and essays. Her collection Loop won the prestigious Griffin Prize in 2004. She has a new collection of poetry, Strange Attractor, due out in 2019, and a new novel coming out the following year.

Author Spotlight: Jaime Forsythe

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:33am

Jaime Forsythe is the author of two collections of poetry, Sympathy Loophole (Mansfield Press, 2012) and I Heard Something (Anvil Press, 2018). Her work has appeared in publications across Canada including This Magazine, The Puritan, Matrix, and Lemon Hound.

Author Spotlight: Gloria Ann Wesley

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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:01pm

Gloria Ann Wesley is an award-winning writer and a retired teacher.

Author Spotlight: Elaine McCluskey

Submitted by Annick on
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 9:39am

Elaine McCluskey is a fiction writer who has authored three collections of short stories and two novels. Her most recent book, The Most Heartless Town in Canada, was published by Anvil in 2016. In the following post, she shares the story of her beginnings as a fiction writer, her advice for aspiring writers, and an update on her most recent projects.  

Author Spotlight: Anna Quon

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Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:48am


Anna Quon
is a novelist and poet who lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She has published two novels with Invisible Publishing, Migration Songs  (2009) and Low (2013), and has also self-published a number of poetry collections. In the following post, she talks about her writing, her experience teaching creative writing, guilty pleasures, and more.

How long have you been writing? What drew you to writing in general, and fiction and poetry in particular? 

 

Author Spotlight: Nicola Davison

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 9:58am

Nicola Davison is writer and photographer living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. A past participant of the Writers’ Federation Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program, she is now a member of the WFNS Board of Directors. Her first novel, In the Wake, is forthcoming with Nimbus Publishing (fall 2018). In the following post, she talks about craft, her new projects, and life in Nova Scotia.

Author Spotlight: Sarah Faber

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Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:21am

Sarah Faber’s debut novel, All is Beauty Now (McClelland & Stewart, 2017), recently won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award for Fiction at the 2018 Atlantic Book Awards. In the following post, she talks about the art of fiction, what she loves about living in her part of Nova Scotia (Cape Breton), and her strategies for combatting writer’s block.

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