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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Poetry in the Public Gardens

Enjoy poetry readings in the lovely Public Gardens. Local poets Matt Robinson, Jaime Forsythe, and Annick MacAskill will read from their published works. There is room for at least one other poet, so if you want to join us, contact Janet Brush.

Location: 
Public Gardens, in front of the Bandstand (facing Horticultural Hall, the coffee shop building)
Date: 
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 4:30pm

What is Partner Publishing?

You are invited to OC Publishing's author panel discussion on Partner Publishing. If you're an author contemplating your publishing options or just curious about partner publishing, please join us for discussion and Q&A with OC Publishing authors who will share their author journey and why they chose partner publishing.

Location: 
Halifax Central Library (5440 Spring Garden Road), BMO Community Room
Date: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

Go and Write Retreat in Scotland

Calling writers and travellers: Dr. Gerard Collins, an award-winning author from Newfoundland, now living in New Brunswick, is offering another writing retreat - this time, in Scotland in the fall, from September 15-27, 2019. Our “Go and Write!” group will spend the first half of our trip in a castle, which we’ve secured for our own private use, followed by three days in the Highlands and three more in Edinburgh and surrounding areas.

Location: 
Scotland, UK
Date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 6:00am

2019 Paradise Writers' Retreat at Oceanstone (Oct. 20-24)

Do you have a work in progress or an idea for a book that you just need a little time and inspiration to get you moving? A writing retreat could be exactly what you need. Join us at the Paradise Writers' Retreat this fall for support from fellow writers and some quiet time to write. You'll have daily interactive workshops that spark creativity; solitary writing time and one-on-one coaching (if desired); 4 nights' accommodation in idyllic surroundings (including breakfast and lunch and welcome dinner on Sunday night); and optional daily morning yoga to clear your mind and get the day going!

Location: 
The retreat is at the beautiful Oceanstone Seaside Resort, 8650 Peggy's Cove Road. Check-in is at 3 pm on Sunday, dinner at 6 pm. The retreat finishes on Thursday at noon.
Date: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 3:00pm