WFNS workshops and sessions usually run in the fall and winter, with the occasional summer program, and are often held at our headquarters in Halifax (1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS). We also partner with libraries, community centres, and businesses across the province to bring our programming to wherever it is desired.

We strive to offer a range of creative writing workshops covering a variety of genres and styles and suited to different skill levels, from introductory to advanced. Each creative writing workshop is led by a senior writer with extensive experience in the genre under exploration. Through our professional development sessions, we also seek to regularly educate and update our members and guests about trade-specific issues such as contracts, copyright, and literary agents.


Poetry Lab with Anna Quon

How do YOU go about writing a poem? Would you like to explore other ways of approaching poetry? Join Anna Quon for a Zoom poetry lab to locate your "muse" in unexpected ways and places, and explore how to cultivate "inspiration".

This workshop is intended for beginner or emerging poets.

PRE-HOMEWORK: write a poem or select one you have written before and reflect on how you wrote it to share with the group. Where did you start? How did you decide the form it would take, the poetic devices you would use? And what did you do with it once you finished the first draft? Share your poem and reflections with the group and try your hand at approaching writing a poem from a different angle, path or point than you are used to. It's not math or science but it IS an experiment!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Anna Quon is a Halifax poet and novelist who loves beauty and loves to think and talk about it with other people who care. She has a B.A. in English literature from Dalhousie University. Anna has created several short films featuring her poems, including Missing Women, which won the audience favourite award in the short shorts category at the 2017 Parrsboro Film Festival. Invisible Publishing released her first two novels, Migration Songs and Low, in 2009 and 2013, respectively. She has self-published a number of chapbooks, and her first traditionally published chapbook is forthcoming.

Location: 
This workshop will take place online (Zoom)
Price: 
$55.00
Member Price: 
$35.00
Date: 
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Pivotal Moment: A Memoir Writing Workshop with Cooper Lee Bombardier

In this three-hour memoir writing workshop, you'll take a singular, transformative moment from your life and unpack it using the literary tools of creative nonfiction to discover the deeper meaning and creative possibilities to be found in reflecting upon one's life events. This workshop is suitable for writers of all levels and experience.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR 

Cooper Lee Bombardier is an American writer and visual artist living in Canada. His writing appears in The Kenyon Review, The Malahat Review, Ninth Letter, CutBankNailed MagazineLongreadsBOMB, and The Rumpus; and in 13 anthologies, including the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology, The Remedy–Essays on Queer Health Issuesand the Lambda-nominated anthology, Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Speculative Fiction From Transgender Writers, which won a 2018 American Library Association Stonewall Book Award. His memoir-in-essays, Pass with Care, is available now from Dottir Press.

Visit with him at www.cooperleebombardier.com FB: cooperfrickinleee Twitter: @CooperLeeB IG: cooper_lee_bombardier

Location: 
Online (Zoom platform)
Price: 
$79.00
Member Price: 
$49.00
Date: 
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm