Recent Projects

1,000 Words

1,000 Words: An Exhibition of Illustration was a group show of work by Nova Scotia artists working in illustration. The exhibition was displayed at Teichert Gallery from November 14 to December 1, 2019.

Poetry in Motion

A public poetry art project, Poetry in Motion displayed short poems throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality. The poems appeared from early October to early November, 2019.


Ongoing Event Series

Art of Writing

Art of Writing is a series of weeklong creative writing day camps for youth and teens instructed by professionally published authors from our Writers in the Schools program.

Celebration of Emerging Writers

The annual Celebration of Emerging Writers reading series showcases graduates of the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program and winners of the Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts.

The League Reads

The League Reads is a series of poetry readings that feature Nova Scotian members of the League of Canadian Poets.

Nova Reads

Nova Reads is a series of relaxed, winter-evening socials that feature Nova Scotia writers reading favourite passages by our province’s literary giants.

Scary Stories

Scary Stories is an oral storytelling series held late each October in the Victorian Drawing Room of Dalhousie University’s Shirreff Hall.

Writing Relay

The Writing Relay is an annual WFNS fundraising event for which Nova Scotia authors create a shared short story through a public writing marathon.


Past Projects and Events

East Coast Literary Awards

The East Coast Literary Awards (ECLAs) were a promotional program and accompanying reading series that strove to highlight the best Atlantic Canadian work in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction through three annual literary awards.

Gather 'Round

Gather ‘Round: An Evening of Storytelling and Song was a winter holiday concert whose proceeds benefitted the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program. 


PoetryPalooza was a celebration of National Poetry Month that featured social media posts of short poems written by WFNS members.

WFNS 40th Anniversary Short Program

Highlighting the deep connections between Nova Scotia’s filmmaking and writing communities, this series of short films was screened as part of the 2016 Atlantic Film Festival.