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The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia accepts membership dues and workshop/competition fees in person (cash, cheque, or credit card), by mail (cheque or money order), by phone (credit card), and through our online shop (PayPal or credit card).

Winter weather plan: on days when the weather is questionable (sidewalks/roads unplowed, ice, heavy snow, extreme temperatures, etc.), our staff may be working from home. On such days, a notice will be posted on social media and our website. If you have an urgent query on those days, please email us, as we won't be in the office to answer the phone.

Office Location & Mailing Address: 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS   B3H 4P7  (MAP)

Regular Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm

Phone: (902) 423-8116

Fax: (902) 422-0881 

Email (general inquiries):
Staff at the WFNS office administer and promote all programs and services through a mutually supportive & collaborative team approach. However, individual staff members lead program and service areas as outlined below, so please feel free to contact specific staff members directly.

Annick MacAskill

Programming and Membership Officer:
General questions concerning WFNS programs & services; member relations & services; creative writing workshops & professional development sessions; Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts; event listings; social media communications

Andy Verboom

Questions concerning technical issues (including error messages and online payment problems); member profiles and Writers' Council profiles; website management; online resource development; Eastword archives

Linda Hudson

Arts Education
(Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 1 pm.)
Writers In The Schools (WITS) program; youth programming; Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program; Atlantic Book Awards (Raddall, Abraham, Richardson, and Brimer); WFNS library; room bookings; receipts for tax purposes

Marilyn Smulders

Overall program and operations management; policy development; fund development (including sponsorships and community partnerships); member consultations; Subtext (bi-weekly email newsletter)