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.
HALIFAX -- The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) announced the shortlists for the 2017 East Coast Literary Awards (ECLAs) today. Publishers submitted a record number of 79 titles by writers who reside in Atlantic Canada’s four provinces. And after months of reading and deliberation, peer juries of professional writers agreed on shortlists for each award in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
The 2017 Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program hits the half-way point this month, and participating writers are busy honing their craft and developing their manuscripts with guidance from their mentors.