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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John Wall Barger & Andrew Jackson - Lexicon Salon

Lexicon Books & suddenlyLISTEN Music are thrilled to present the last of three Lexicon Salons for the 2018/2019 season! Lexicon Salons are a mix of poetry and music in conversation. Please come for an intimate evening at the bookstore with John Wall Barger, a poet from Nova Scotia and now Philadelphia, who is also launching The Mean Game (Palimpsest Press) - in collaboration with Andrew Jackson, a trombonist and composer from Halifax! Lexicon Books and suddenlyLISTEN thank Arts Nova Scotia, the League of Canadian Poets, and the Canada Council for their assistance.

Location: 
Lexicon Books 125 Montague Street Lunenburg
Date: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

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, May 27, 2019 - 6:30pm

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, Ian Thomas Shaw, 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

Ariel Gordon and Eric Mills - Urban Forests and Audubon in Nova Scotia

We're excited to present the Lunenburg launch of two extraordinary books: Treed: Walking in Canada's Urban Forests (Wolsak and Wynn) by Ariel Gordon and Audubon in Nova Scotia: An Excerpt from the Journals of John James Audubon (Gaspereau Press) by Eric Mills. Ariel Gordon is joining us all the way from Winnipeg, and Eric Mills is joining us from Lunenburg County.

Location: 
Lexicon Books 125 Montague Street Lunenburg
Date: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

Feminists In A Truck! Femmes In A Train! - The Reading Series

Join TWUC members Carol Malyon and Deborah Stiles in their Maritimes interactive reading of poetry and prose - highlighting the connections between women and sustainability (as well as the peccadiloes of rural transportation!). All ages; free admission; join in! Two Nova Scotia dates: Here's the first one: Tuesday, June 4th, Colchester-East Hants Public Library, Truro, 7pm

Location: 
Colchester-East Hants Public LIbrary, Truro (Prince Street)
Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

Feminists In A Truck! Femmes In A Train! - The Reading Series

Join Carol Malyon and Deborah Stiles in their Maritimes interactive reading of poetry and prose - highlighting the connections between women and sustainability (as well as the peccadiloes of rural transportation!). All ages; free admission; join in! Two Nova Scotia dates: Here's the second one: Thursday, June 6th Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library, New Glasgow, 182 Dalhousie St., New Glasgow 7 pm

Location: 
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library, New Glasgow Branch, 182 Dalhousie St., New Glasgow, NS 7 pm
Date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

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 10, 2019 - 6:30pm

A J B Johnston "Books" Launch

A J B Johnston will talk about the background to his two 2018 novels — The Hat and Something True — and then highlight some of the material to be covered in his new book for Nimbus Publishing: "Dreams to Remember: The Life and Times of The Lincolns, Nova Scotia's Legendary '60s Band."

Location: 
Vogler's Cove Read and Share Corner 8738 Highway 331 RR #2 Vogler’s Cove, NS B0J 2H0
Date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

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