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

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Book Launch - Always Greener (SF Humour) by J.R.H. Lawless

Chapters Halifax in Bayers Lake will be hosting the launch of local author J.R.H. Lawless' debut novel, ALWAYS GREENER!

James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner, calls the book “An absolute joy to read. As clever as it is hilarious, as profound as it is captivating." And Foreword Reviews calls it “A stinging science fiction satire that takes the downsides of modern living to their hilarious and horrifying conclusion.”

Location: 
Halifax Chapters Bayers Lake 188 Chain Lake Drive Halifax, Nova Scotia B3S 1C5
Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 1:00pm

Midwinter Poetry: Amanda Jernigan & Brian Bartlett

Amanda Jernigan has published three collections of poetry: Groundwork, All the Daylight Hours and, most recently, Years, Months, and Days. She has written a critical study, Living in the Orchard: The Poetry of Peter Sanger, and edited The Essential Richard Outram. In 2019 she joined the Department of English at Saint Mary’s University to teach literature and Creative Writing.

Location: 
Writers Federation of Nova Scotia 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax
Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 2:00pm

A Pocket of Time: A Conversation About Elizabeth Bishop

Join us for a panel discussion on Elizabeth Bishop on Monday, March 2nd, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in Paul O'Regan Hall at Halifax Central Library. The panel, moderated by author and educator, Alexander MacLeod will discuss how place, home, and memory intertwine in Bishop's work. The panel will include Rita Wilson and Emma FitzGerald, creators of "A Pocket of Time: The Poetic Childhood of Elizabeth Bishop"; Sandra Barry, Bishop scholar, and poet Alison Smith.

Location: 
Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library
Date: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 6:30pm

International Women's Day – Waltzing Time: Book Signing

Feminist Marjorie Kildare has kept a journal since 1988. She has studied, facilitated and lived in both the Healing Arts and writing fields, in many countries – north and south, east and west. From Ms Kildare’s love, devotion and dedication to her work in both fields comes this, her first book of poetry: Waltzing Time. Marjorie will share samples of her poetry, answer questions, and sign copies of her book. Refreshments offered freely. All are welcome Sunday, March 8, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

Location: 
Writers Federation Office, 1113 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
Date: 
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 1:00pm