Following is a list of upcoming events—including readings, writing workshops, and seminars—organized by the Nova Scotia writing community.

We encourage you to confirm dates and times with hosts or hosting organizations. Follow us on Facebook (@WritersFedNS) or on Twitter (@WritersFedNS) for more events.

To have your own event list here, submit your event details.

Book Launch for Lost and Found: Recovering Your Spirit After a Concussion

Elizabeth warmly invites you to the launch of her new concussion self-help book, based on her own experience of healing from this difficult injury. Following the event, Elizabeth will offer a session of NIA, a gentle movement practice suitable for all ages and fitness levels, that integrates the mind, body, and spirit. Please wear comfortable clothing!

Location: 
615 Windmill Road, Dartmouth, NS Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia/ Metro HUB
Date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

Scotiabank Giller Prize Between the Pages

Without fail, the winner of the annual Scotiabank Giller Prize becomes a household name in Canada. Those shortlisted also step into the proverbial hall of CanLit fame, their titles splashed across best-of lists at year end for good reason. No wonder the shortlist is a staple of many bibliophiles’ reading lists. Our annual on-stage interview with finalists of the Scotiabank Giller Prize kicks off the Festival. Hear about the creative processes, anticipations and camaraderie between incredible creatives before the winner is announced on November 18th.

Location: 
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS
Date: 
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 6:00pm

Ancient Myth and Modern Healing

Many folks, including creative ones, suffer from poor self image. This mini series of Greek myths illustrates how heroes and heroines, and goddesses, became ill with depression and psychosis and how they healed, or failed to heal. The aim is that, by hearing these stories in community, we can incorporate more positive images into our own psyches, which in turn can lead to a more harmonious and creative life. Oct 19th. Psyche and Eros Oct 26th Ajax and Hercules Nov 2nd Demeter and Persephone

Location: 
BMO Community room, second floor Halifax Central Library no registration required, no charge
Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00am

Literary Guided Walk for Laura Churchill Duke's Two Crow Sorrows

Join Laura Churchill Duke on Saturday, Oct. 19 on a guided hike to the setting of her upcoming novel, Two Crows Sorrow. Theresa McAuley Robinson lived and died on the North Mountain in the community of Burlington at the turn of the century. She and her family had over 200 acres of farmland that has been since donated to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. Churchill Duke will take you on a guided tour of these farmlands, pointing out important landmarks featured in her creative non-fiction novel.

Location: 
Vance Balsor Memorial Park at the junction of Brow of Mountain and Long Point Roads in Viewmount, on the North Mountain, near Berwick in the Annapolis Valley
Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 1:00pm

Print Preview — Motion

Join poets and storytellers in Antigonish for an afternoon on the move. With Anne Simpson, Cara Jones, Tyler MacDonald, Eva Hippieheart, John Graham-Pole, and Emma Kuzmyk. Special musical guest Dylan Sylvester. Cover photo Maxime Caron. Hosted by Angus MacCaull. $10 suggested donation

Location: 
The Townhouse 76 College St, Antigonish
Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 2:00pm

2019 Paradise Writers' Retreat at Oceanstone (Oct. 20-24)

Do you have a work in progress or an idea for a book that you just need a little time and inspiration to get you moving? A writing retreat could be exactly what you need. Join us at the Paradise Writers' Retreat this fall for support from fellow writers and some quiet time to write. You'll have daily interactive workshops that spark creativity; solitary writing time and one-on-one coaching (if desired); 4 nights' accommodation in idyllic surroundings (including breakfast and lunch and welcome dinner on Sunday night); and optional daily morning yoga to clear your mind and get the day going!

Location: 
The retreat is at the beautiful Oceanstone Seaside Resort, 8650 Peggy's Cove Road. Check-in is at 3 pm on Sunday, dinner at 6 pm. The retreat finishes on Thursday at noon.
Date: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 3:00pm

Ancient Myth and Modern Healing

Many folks, including creative ones, suffer from poor self image. This mini series of Greek myths illustrates how heroes and heroines, and goddesses, became ill with depression and psychosis and how they healed, or failed to heal. The aim is that, by hearing these stories in community, we can incorporate more positive images into our own psyches, which in turn can lead to a more harmonious and creative life. Oct 19th. Psyche and Eros Oct 26th Ajax and Hercules Nov 2nd Demeter and Persephone

Location: 
BMO Community room, second floor Halifax Central Library no registration required, no charge
Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00am

Book Launch for Laura Churchill Duke

Join Laura Churchill Duke on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7pm as she celebrates the launch of her first novel, Two Crows Sorrow. Two Crows Sorrow is creative-non-fiction following the life of Theresa McAuley Robinson who lived on the North Mountain at the turn of the century. The novel is a true account of Theresa’s love and devotion for her children and her farmland, which ultimately led to her demise.

Location: 
CentreStage Theatre, Upper Performance Centre, Kentville
Date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ancient Myth and Modern Healing

Many folks, including creative ones, suffer from poor self image. This mini series of Greek myths illustrates how heroes and heroines, and goddesses, became ill with depression and psychosis and how they healed, or failed to heal. The aim is that, by hearing these stories in community, we can incorporate more positive images into our own psyches, which in turn can lead to a more harmonious and creative life. Oct 19th. Psyche and Eros Oct 26th Ajax and Hercules Nov 2nd Demeter and Persephone

Location: 
BMO Community room, second floor Halifax Central Library no registration required, no charge
Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00am

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