Support a new book award for Nova Scotia poetry!

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia seeks to establish a provincial poetry book award. This new award to biennially honour the best book of poetry by a Nova Scotia writer would join the four current Atlantic Book Awards administered by the WFNS, including the J.M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award, which annually honours the best book of poetry by writers from all four Atlantic provinces.

Donate using the button above to support our fund for this new prize.



The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is a registered not-for-profit organization, with official charitable status, that exists only through the support provided by government partners, member dues, and generous donations.

WFNS is an arts service organization founded on a collaborative philosophy: writers helping writers. This philosophy informs a complete cycle of development programming (such as creative writing workshops and professional development sessions) and a wide array of professional services that support the craft of writing, the business of being a writer, and the promotion of Nova Scotia writers as integral to the province’s cultural life and creative economy. WFNS has appoximately 600 members, at all career stages, for whom we coordinate special projects & events and administer invaluable ongoing programs & awards.

Our current areas of fundraising focus: operating costs for our Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program and the Writers in the Schools (WITS) program; the endowment for our Ann Connor Brimer Award for Atlantic Canadian Children's Literature; and the bursary program for our 2020 Art of Writing summer camps for youth and teens.

You can donate to these and other programs by credit card or PayPal online (using the button above), by credit card over the phone (902 423-8116), and by cheque in person or by mail (Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS  B3H 4P7).

Donors receive our gratitude and a charitable tax receipt for the value of their gift.