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.

Beauty, eh? A workshop for beginning and emerging writers on beauty and poetry

What makes something, including a poem, beautiful?

Is beauty still something to strive for in poetry?

What can beauty and beautiful poetry do to help our world?

Let's talk and write about it. In addition to discussing the topic of beauty and poetry, this workshop will lead participants through a series of prompts to write poems reflecting their experience of beauty.

This workshop is for beginning and emerging poets who want to get their hands dirty making beautiful things. Participants are asked to bring one item they find beautiful to the workshop.


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.


$49 for WFNS members

$79 for non-members

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia strives to offer an inclusive space where all feel welcome. To this end, we ask that participants not use racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, or other discriminatory language in WFNS workshops and professional development sessions. Participants who use such language may be asked to leave. 

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax
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Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm