1,000 Words

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Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 4:01pm

The Writers' Fed is collaborating with Teichert Gallery (formerly Art Sales & Rental Gallery) on an exhibition called 1,000 Words. The exhibition takes place from November 14 to November 30; all of the works are for sale and perfect for gift giving. 

Artists taking part are Rose Adams, Jenni Blackmore, Sarah Jane Conklin, Briana Corr Scott, Mollie Cronin, Angela Doak, Belle DeMont, Letitia Fraser, Emma Fitzgerald, Doretta Groenendyk, Patsy MacKinnon, Patrick McWade, Su Rogers, Marijke Simons, Sydney Smith, Lauren Soloy, Frances Wolfe, and Jack Wong. 

Scary Stories at Shirreff Hall

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 3:06pm

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia and Dalhousie Libraries present Scary Stories at Shirreff Hall, an oral storytelling event taking place Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 pm, in the Victorian drawing room of Shirreff Hall, 6385 South Street. Featured storytellers are Cindy Campbell-Stone, Liz Newkirk and Steve Vernon. It's a free event and all are welcome. This event was full last year, so we urge you to arrive early to find your best listening spot! Parking is available for free (after 4:30 pm) on the Dalhousie University campus. 

Poetry in Motion Celebration

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:28pm

Join us Monday, November 4 at 7 pm for a poetry reading and celebration of Poetry in Motion, a project by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia to put poetry by Nova Scotia writers on Metro Transit buses. You’ll hear from featured poets including Afua Cooper, Jaime Forsythe, Sylvia D. Hamilton, Cory Lavender, and Matt Robinson.  Taking place in Rm. 301, Halifax Central Library. Organized with the generous support of Arts Nova Scotia, Halifax Libraries, and Halifax Regional Municipality. All are welcome.

Author Spotlight: Christy Ann Conlin

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 1:32pm

Christy Ann Conlin is a fiction writer based in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Her books include her debut novel Heave (Doubleday Canada, 2002), which was a national bestseller, a Globe and Mail top 100 book, and was selected as a finalist for several awards, including the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. Most recently, Conlin is the author of a short story collection, Watermark (Astoria, 2019).

Poetry in Motion Update

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 3:15pm

An Update on Poetry in Motion: A Public Poetry Art Project

Supported by Arts Nova Scotia and in partnership with the Halifax Regional Municipality and the Halifax Public Libraries, the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is bringing Poetry in Motion to Halifax.

1,000 Words

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Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 3:46pm

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is pleased to partner with Teichert Gallery in presenting an exhibition of illustration this fall.

1,000 Words will be a group show of work by Nova Scotia artists working in illustration. It will take place the last two weeks of November at Teichert Gallery (formerly Art Sales and Rental), 1723 Hollis Street, Halifax. The exhibition is conceived as a way of promoting Nova Scotian illustrators and their work, as well as raising funds and the profile of the WFNS. 

Atlantic Book Awards winners (2019)

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 2:13pm

The lights went out and the the lights went on, and the 13 winners of the 2019 Atlantic BookAwards were announced Thursday night in a gala ceremony held in St, John’s, NL at the Sheraton Hotel. Hosted by CBC’s Angela Antle in a bilingual ceremony, the awards concluded this year’s festival, which ran from May 30 to June 6 with events in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. 

Nova Writes winners (2019)

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Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 11:00am

Nova Writes, the WFNS’s competition for unpublished manuscripts, is thriving, with 45 per cent more entries than last year. All of our readers and judges remarked on the high quality of entries this year.

We rely on the expertise of our members to provide meaningful feedback to our entrants who are judged blind. Thank you for the care and commitment provided by this year’s 13 readers and four judges. A big thank you also to Annick MacAskill, the WFNS’s programming and membership officer, for organizing the competition. It’s a massive job.

Atlantic Book Awards Festival (2019)

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Monday, May 6, 2019 - 2:44pm

In honor of the 2019 Atlantic Book Awards, a number of events are happening in the days before the Atlantic Book Awards Gala on Thursday, June 6, 7 pm at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John's, Newfoundland. Gala tickets are $20 each, and are available through Eventbrite. 

*authors nominated for the WFNS's awards and/or WFNS members are noted in bold

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Atlantic Book Awards shortlists (2019)

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Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 3:09pm

The Atlantic Book Awards Society is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 13 different book prizes that make up the 2019 Atlantic Book Awards. The nominated titles represent a wide range of books from Atlantic Canada—everything from the story of a well-known blind mechanic to the biography of 22 Minutes comedian Mark Critch. The full shortlist is below.