The Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award was established in 1977 and honours the best non-fiction books written by Nova Scotia writers. It is named in memory of Evelyn Richardson (1902-1976), who won the Governor General’s Award for Creative Non-Fiction in 1945 for her memoir of island life, We Keep a Light.
The shortlists for the 13 different book prizes comprising the 2018 Atlantic Book Awards were announced at a press conference held at Halifax City Hall on Monday, March 26. The nominated titles represent a wide range of books from Atlantic Canada—everything from history to kids’ books. The full shortlist is below.
The newly formed Sherbrooke Village Writers Guild has no shortage of ambition. The guild is currently organizing a Writers’ Camp this fall, to take place Thursday, September 13 to Sunday, September 16.
As its name says, this group of writers who live on Nova Scotia’s eastern shore are based at historic Sherbrooke Village, about a three-hour drive from Halifax. The guild's home base is located in Cruikshank House next to the art gallery.
Introducing "Nova Reads."
The Writers Federation of Nova Scotia is introducing a social event this winter that we're calling Nova Reads. It's envisioned as a relaxed, fun evening out during which Nova Scotia writers read from the works of Nova Scotia writers.
Because of occasional wild winter weather, that, the WFNS Office has put a plan in place to ensure the safety of staff. On days when the weather is questionable (sidewalks and roads unplowed, ice, heavy snow, extreme temperatures, etc.) your staff may be working from home. On those days, a notice will be posted on social media and our website. If you have an urgent query on those days, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as we won't be in the office to answer the phone.
The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia has a new executive director: Marilyn Smulders. Smulders takes the reins of the organization following the departure of Jonathan Meakin, who recently moved to a position in municipal government after almost five years with the WFNS. Smulders' first day will be Tuesday, November 14th.
We're pleased to announce our first set of programming for the 2017/18 programming cycle!
First up, on October 21 & 22, we have More Than Just Ghosts - A Workshop with Steve Vernon
Then, starting on November 1st and continuing for 4 weeks on Wednesdays, we have Making Fact Read Like Fiction - A Workshop with Dean Jobb
Have you always wanted to give us a try? Are you a lapsed member who'd like to come back? Well, now is the time to do it. Membership is currently $30 for the balance of 2017. That's half-price!
In addition to several other benefits, members receive discounts on workshops and sessions. We'll be announcing our fall line-up in late summer/early fall.
2017 East Coast Literary Award Winners Announced
HALIFAX, NS – The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) announced the winners of the 2017 East Coast Literary Awards on Wednesday, May 31st at the Halifax Central Library's Paul O'Regan Hall.
The winners of the three awards are: