Following is a list of upcoming events: readings, writing workshops and seminars, and so on. Unless specified otherwise, events happen in Nova Scotia, Canada. We strongly encourage you to check dates and times with hosting organizations as typos and sudden changes happen. Follow us on Twitter, @WFNS, to hear about these events and more day-to-day.


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Halifax Book Launch Amy Spurway

Join debut novelist Amy Spurway in conversation with author Stephanie Domet on March 26 at 7:30 P.M. on floor 3 in room 301 to discuss her new novel Crow crackling with sharp Cape Breton humour, big twists, big drama and big personalities. Spurway is an original voice that won’t be forgotten. Books will be available for sale from Bookmark. This event is free and open to the public. Presented by Halifax Public Libraries and Goose Lane Editions. This event is organized with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Location: 
Halifac Central Library, floor 3, room 301
Date: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

Barn Burner of a Book Party!

Join Amy Spurway in conversation with Joella Foulds, for the Cape Breton Book Launch Party for her debut novel, Crow, on Saturday, March 30, 6:00 pm, at the Ross Ferry Community Centre in Nova Scotia. Books will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public, including a potluck and a cash bar. Presented by Goose Lane Editions. This event is organized with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. Amy Spurway was born and raised on Cape Breton, where, at the age of 11, she landed her first writing and performing gigs with CBC Radio.

Location: 
Ross Ferry Community Centre in Nova Scotia.
Date: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 6:00pm

Call for Submissions / Appel a Contributions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS UNDERSTOREY MAGAZINE: FRANCOPHONE WOMEN IN ATLANTIC CANADA Edited by Rohini Bannerjee We invite submissions from women of diverse Francophone communities, dialects, cultures and histories in Atlantic Canada, including Acadian, Brayon, Metis French, Newfoundland French and current residents from French-speaking regions around the world. Understorey Magazine publishes stories of women's lives as told through fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama and visual art.

Location: 
www.understoreymagazine.ca.
Date: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 1:00am

Dartmouth Book Launch: Amy Spurway

Join Amy Spurway, in conversation with Wendy Lill, for the Dartmouth Book Launch Party for her debut novel, Crow, on Thursday April 4, 6:30 pm, at the Wooden Monkey, Dartmouth. Books will be available for sale from Bookmark. This event is free and open to the public. Presented by Goose Lane Editions. This event is organized with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. Amy Spurway was born and raised on Cape Breton, where, at the age of 11, she landed her first writing and performing gigs with CBC Radio.

Location: 
The Wooden Monkey, Dartmouth.
Date: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:30pm

Let's Write a Memoir

In Let's Write a Memoir, we cover the What, Why, When, Who and How of memoir writing. We do a lot of different writing exercises, designed for maximum fun and learning.We'll also read aloud from some published memoirs, for inspiration. Last, I bring a table full of memoirs and reference books for participants to look at during breaks. By the end of the day, you should have a good idea of how you might put your project together, what it might include, and a game plan to start, keep on, and finish.

Location: 
Thinkers Lodge, 249 Water Street, Pugwash, NS.
Date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am

An Evening of Poetry and Prose

An evening of poetry and prose featuring new work by George Elliott Clarke, Michael Mirolla, Giovanna Riccio, Steven Mayoff, Jacqueline Dumas, and Chad Norman. Join us for readings and invigorating discussion. Books available for sale. All welcome. Taking place at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia on Saturday, June 1 at 6 PM. (A 10 minute walk from the Four Points by Sheraton, for those coming from the TWUC Conference & AGM).

Location: 
Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax. Please use the entrance next to Tomavino's Pizza.
Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 6:00pm

Polish Your Speaking Skills: Creatively Speaking Toastmasters

Come to a meeting of the Creatively Speaking Toastmasters Halifax club at WFNS in Halifax. This club welcomes writers of all sorts, as well as creative people from the community. We’re all working to improve our presentation and public speaking skills: delivering a beautiful reading of a piece of written work, making a successful pitch, or doing a presentation. We’re learning to chair meetings, provide feedback and evaluation, and respond to unexpected questions. Like you, we want to sound good when we speak, as well as when we write.

Location: 
We’re in downtown Halifax near the waterfront: 1113 Marginal Rd. Enter through the WFNS door, next door to Tomavinos Pizzeria and across from the NSCAD Port Campus.
Date: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 6:30pm