Author Spotlight: Alice Burdick

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Monday, May 28, 2018 - 1:28pm

Alice Burdick is a widely published poet and co-owner of the independent bookstore Lexicon Books, which is located in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. In the following post, she talks about writing, collaborating, and what she loves about living on the South Shore. A selection of Burdick’s poems, Deportment: The Poetry of Alice Burdick, will be published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in the fall of 2018.

Author Spotlight: Janet Barkhouse

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:34am

Janet Barkhouse is a member of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, a fiction writer, a children’s writer, and a poet. In the following post, she discusses her influences, how she got started as a writer, and all the things she loves about living in Nova Scotia. Barkhouse’s debut full-length poetry collection, Salt Fires, will be published by Pottersfield Press this fall.

Author Spotlight: Andre Fenton

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 9:35am

Andre Fenton is a member of the WFNS, an award-winning spoken word artist and filmmaker, and a novelist. We talked to him about poetry, recent changes in spoken word, living in Nova Scotia, and his first novel, Worthy of Love, which is forthcoming with Formac Publishing. Andre will be sharing his expertise in a workshop, Introduction to Spoken Word, at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia on June 21.

Author Guest Post: WFNS Member Jill MacLean Responds to Recent Copyright Hearing and Review

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:28am

Jill MacLean is a member of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, a published poet, and an award-winning children’s author. On May 7, 2018, she attended a Copyright Hearing and Review of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) open mic, held at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. In response to what she heard that day, she wrote the following post on her experiences with copyright law as a Canadian author.

Author Spotlight: Josh MacDonald

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:27am

Josh MacDonald is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright based in Dartmouth.

We talked to him about movies, writing, paper routes, sneaking into the old Hyland theatre, and what to expect in his upcoming workshop, Building the Screenplay Behind the Movie.

 

Author Spotlight: Sherry D. Ramsey

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 1:22pm

Sherry D. Ramsey is a member of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia and a prolific author of speculative fiction.

We talked to her about her work, the writing life, what she loves about her part of Nova Scotia (Cape Breton), and what can be expected in her upcoming workshop, Exploring Speculative Fiction.

 

 

Halifax Welcomes New Poet Laureate

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 4:22pm

On the morning of Tuesday, April 24, 2018, politicians, press, and arts organizers gathered at City Hall to welcome Halifax’s new poet laureate, Dr. Afua Cooper, a widely published author and the current James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies at Dalhousie University.

Author Interview - John DeMont

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 2:25pm

Between now and our awards ceremony on September 20th, we will be featuring the shortlisted authors for the 2014 East Coast Literary Awards.

This week, we feature John DeMont, author of A Good Day's Work: In Pursuit of a Disappearing Canada. His book is shortlisted for the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award.

Author Interview - Mary Dalton

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:23am

Between now and our awards ceremony on September 20th, we will be featuring the shortlisted authors for the 2014 East Coast Literary Awards.

This week, we feature Mary Dalton, author of Hooking. Her book is shortlisted for the JM Abraham Poetry Award.

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