WFNS fosters creative writing and the profession of writing in the Province of Nova Scotia; provides advice and assistance to writers at all stages of their careers; encourages greater public recognition of Nova Scotian writers and their achievements; and enhances the literary arts in our regional and national culture.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 2:32pm

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia has a new executive director: Marilyn Smulders. Smulders takes the reins of the organization following the departure of Jonathan Meakin, who recently moved to a position in municipal government after almost five years with the WFNS. Smulders' first day will be Tuesday, November 14th. 

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 9:28am

We're pleased to announce our first set of programming for the 2017/18 programming cycle!

First up, on October 21 & 22, we have More Than Just Ghosts - A Workshop with Steve Vernon

Then, starting on November 1st and continuing for 4 weeks on Wednesdays, we have Making Fact Read Like Fiction - A Workshop with Dean Jobb

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 9:17am

Have you always wanted to give us a try? Are you a lapsed member who'd like to come back? Well, now is the time to do it. Membership is currently $30 for the balance of 2017. That's half-price!

In addition to several other benefits, members receive discounts on workshops and sessions. We'll be announcing our fall line-up in late summer/early fall.

Click here and join us today! 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 3:26pm

2017 East Coast Literary Award Winners Announced

HALIFAX, NS – The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) announced the winners of the 2017 East Coast Literary Awards on Wednesday, May 31st at the Halifax Central Library's Paul O'Regan Hall.

The winners of the three awards are:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:02am

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts.


WINNER: Brenda MacLennan-Dunphy, Never Speak of this Again


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 2:20pm

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the shortlists for this year's Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts. The winners will be announced on May 17, 2017. 


Carol Moreira, Culture Shock
Brenda MacLennan-Dunphy, Never Speak of this Again
Angela Ripley, Eve Unknown 


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