Portrait Sessions with Nicola Davison

All writers need a professional author headshot. Whether it is for social media, your author’s website, the Writers in the Schools brochure, or for your book jacket: your image connects you with your audience. Here is your chance.

We held portraits sessions with Nicola Davison of Snickerdoodle Photography two times last year and both sessions were sold out. This is what participants had to say:

“Nicola Davison made my photo shoot comfortable, fun, and relaxing. I really don’t like getting my picture taken, but Nicola went out of her way to make me feel at ease. I would like to thank both Nicola and the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia for this wonderful opportunity. Sign up, if you already haven’t, for her next shoot opportunity.” – Janice Landry (See photo below at right)

“Win/win! I hate having my photo taken, but Nicola Davison made it a fun, relaxing and rewarding occasion. She removed any potential for cringe-worthy moments to capture me in a refreshingly genuine yet flattering light. I love the result and so does my publisher! A fantastic opportunity to have your author photo done by a professional photographer who, as a fellow author, knows the value of visuals that truly reflect one's writerly self.”  — Carol Bruneau

“It was so much fun having my photos taken by Nicola. Her energy is light and comforting. Any nervousness about being photographed evaporated immediately. She has a great eye and captures the essence of the person with her camera. She was incredibly quick with producing the proofs and I was very happy with my photos.” – Daphne Greer (See photo below at left)

Half-hour sessions will be booked with Nicola on Thursday, June 27. Time slots are available from 9 am to 8:30 pm. Each session includes three retouched images. 

Once you sign up and pre-pay, the WFNS will be in touch to set up a time and provide tips on preparing for your session. 

 

 

 

 

Location: 
RBC Learning Centre Third Floor Halifax Central Library 5440 Spring Garden Road Halifax, NS B3J 1E9
Price: 
$89.00
Member Price: 
$59.00
Date: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 8:30pm

The Alchemy of Purposeful Memoir: Seeking Joy

The Alchemy of Purposeful Memoir: Seeking Joy

Whether you are actively working on a memoir project, or just want to spend a stimulating afternoon writing in good company, this inspiring workshop will give you new insights and entry points into your life story. Using the framework Jennifer developed in her award-winning writer’s guide, The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir, we’ll work with some open-ended writing catalysts that will get you thinking more deeply about both the high points and the challenges of your life experience—saluting the positive and transmuting the negative. Optional sharing, using Jennifer’s time-tested protocol for productive peer feedback, will offer opportunities for deep listening to self and others, as we honor the commonalities and differences among those in our circle.

(Author photo by Jake Borden)

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Jennifer Browdy, PhD, an associate professor of comparative literature and media arts at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in western Massachusetts, coined the term “purposeful memoir” in her award-winning writer’s guide, The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer’s Companion (2017 Nautilus Silver Award). Her memoir, What I Forgot ...And Why I Remembered, was one of six memoir finalists for the 2018 International Book Awards. The editor of three anthologies of global women’s writing and the online magazine Fired Up! Creative Expression for Challenging Times, she offers workshops in purposeful memoir along with coaching, manuscript review and publishing services at Green Fire Press. Find out more at JenniferBrowdy.com

Location: 
Wolfville Memorial Library, 21 Elm Avenue, Wolfville
Price: 
$79.00
Member Price: 
$49.00
Date: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

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