The 2015-16 Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program hits the half-way point on February 24, and mentors and mentored alike are busy reviewing, honing, and polishing their craft and creative conviction as writers.
We all remember last winter and its messiness (in fact, we'd be hard-pressed to forget it!) Because of 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 WFNS office will be closed at 11 AM on Friday, December 18th and will reopen on Monday, January 4th at 9 AM.
We wish you all a joy-filled, book-filled and writing time-filled holiday season!
See you in 2016!
Time is running out to submit your manuscript to this year’s Atlantic Writing Competition!
We're blasting off to Hal-Con Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention from October 30 - November 1 in Halifax. We'll have signings by Sherry D. Ramsey, Cynthia d'Entremont, BR Myers and Kat Kruger. If you're attending the con, drop by and say hello! We'll be in the vendor area of the Scotiabank Centre at F7!
In addition to chatting with potential new members about what we do, we'll also have a series of author signings:
Friday, October 30
3 - 4 PM - Kat Kruger
5 -6 PM - Sherry D. Ramsey
Halifax, NS – The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is pleased to announce the winners and the shortlist for this year's Atlantic Writing Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts.
Join the WFNS and Project Bookmark Canada to #RaiseaGlass4Alistair at 7:00, October 1, at the Company House in Halifax. Celebrate the unveiling of the first Project Bookmark plaque in Nova Scotia, which features a passage from Alistair MacLeod’s No Great Mischief, at this evening of Cape Breton music and readings from MacLeod’s work, a fundraiser for Project Bookmark.
Summer may be nearly over, but Fall means lots of great workshops and courses!
Fiction From Scratch with Gwen Davies
If you're new to fiction, this is the course for you! Explore fiction over six Saturday sessions.
Saturdays, October 17 - November 21, 2015. 1:00-3:00 PM.
$120 Members/$180 Non-Members
If you're a lapsed or new member, you can join the WFNS for $20 for the balance of 2015! Membership is valid from August 1 - December 31, 2015. If you register prior to August 1, you will be activated on that date.