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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One Book Nova Scotia

One Book Nova Scotia invites you to read Annabel by Kathleen Winter. Kathleen will read from her novel on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 pm at New Glasgow Public Library.

Location: 
New Glasgow Public Library, 182 Dalhousie Street, New Glasgow
Date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

Book Launch - The Last Hockey Player

Join us at the Halifax Central Library – BMO Community Room on Thursday, September 27th for the launch of author Bretton Loney's new book, The Last Hockey Player. Bretton will be signing copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be available as well!

Location: 
Halifax Central Library – BMO Community Room
Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

L. P. Suzanne Atkinson Author Reading

'Diner Revelations. Regarding Hayworth, Book 4' - Suzanne, a perennial R&SC favourite, reads from the fourth and final book in her Regarding Hayworth series. What happened to Roz Dover: The truth at the end of the journey is not necessarily what anyone expects. No charge.

Location: 
Read & Share Corner at Vogler’s Cove Community Hall, 8544 Highway 331, Vogler’s Cove NS
Date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 2:00pm

Author reading and presentation

Join us for a presentation and author reading of Eating Wild in Eastern Canada: A Guide to Foraging the Forests, Fields, and Shorelines, by Jamie Simpson. Jamie is a forester, lawyer, and writer with a passion for exploring the natural world.

Location: 
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library in New Glasgow
Date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 6:30pm

The Purple Frog Book Launch

On October 4th, OC Publishing will launch Angela Jeffrey's first children's picture book in both English and Mi'kmaw, in celebration of Mi'kmaw History Month in October. It's the story of Hubert, a smart, purple frog who is bullied for being different. "In a day and age where society still puts so much focus on conforming, this book is a subtle way to teach children that it's ok to be yourself." Carolyn A.

Location: 
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St., Halifax
Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 6:00pm

Words, Ghosts and Apricots: A Joint Book Launch by Sean Howard and Basma Kavanagh

Sean Howard and Basma Kavanagh will be launching their new collections of poetry at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, on Friday, October 12, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Admission free; everyone is warmly invited to join the authors for short readings from the new works, discussion, and light refreshments. Sean’s Ghost Estates (Gaspereau Press), his fourth book of poetry, was born of notes scrawled during a lunchtime lecture on ‘Orpheus in Ireland, Seamus Heaney and the Poet’s Task, and Other Matters’.

Location: 
Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, B3H 4P7.
Date: 
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:00pm

Writing retreat in Tuscany - Reduced price and revised date

6-day Writing Retreat in an Old World Tuscan Villa with award-winning author Gerard Collins, October 22-29, 2018 Together with Freedom Travel, we've revised our writing retreat to Italy, putting an even greater focus on writing and affordability. We've moved the date to the fall, when the average temperature in Tuscany is 22°C, and we've reduced the price substantially. Join Dr.

Location: 
Italy: Belvedere di San Leonino in Chianti, Tuscany
Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 8:00am

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