More Than Just Ghosts - A Workshop with Steve Vernon

WHAT: More Than Just Ghosts - A Workshop with Steve Vernon

WHEN: Saturday, October 21st & Sunday, October 22nd, 2017. 10:00-3:00 PM. (One hour for lunch, not provided.) 

WHERE: WFNS Office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax.

COST: $120/Members, $180/Non-Members

Fear is a basic emotion. Whether you are writing a thriller, a mystery, a romance or a war story – sooner or later you have to deal with fear. Will I make it? Does she love me? Will the dread pirate Roberts storm the castle? Yet there is an awful lot more to writing a good ghost story or a fine creepy horror tale than simply throwing a monster into the mix. This two day workshop in how to successfully craft and create your very own scary tale is designed for beginners and experienced writers alike. Find out how to create believable characters that must face up against the truly unbelievable. Learn how to shape your story, find your voice and make the unbelievable undeniably authentic. Come and join veteran ghost storyteller and horror author Steve Vernon on a quest for your inner booga-booga.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Steve Vernon has been telling and writing stories for over forty years. His books include his seven Nimbus Publishing produced books such as The Lunenburg Werewolf, Maritime Murder, Halifax Haunts, Sinking Deeper or my Questionable (Possibly Heroic) Decision to Invent a Sea Monster as well as a dozen small press horror novels and approximately thirty independently published works available in Kindle and Kobo. His maritime novel Kelpie Dreams won a Kindle Scout campaign and was published through Kindle Press. He is currently working on a brand new book for Nimbus Publishing.

MEMBERS: You need to be logged into your account to access the member rate. The discount will automatically apply if you check out while logged in. 

NOTE: We are not able to take registrations by phone. If you would prefer not to use PayPal, please mail in a cheque for the required amount, indicating which workshop you are registering for. Our address is: WFNS, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 4P7. Before you mail a cheque, please email programs@writers.ns.ca so we can hold a spot for you. Please note that if your cheque does not arrive within 9 days of your email, we may open your spot. 
 
Registration is now closed! 
Location: 
WFNS Office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax.
Date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

Making Fact Read Like Fiction - A Workshop with Dean Jobb - SOLD OUT

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT. To be added to the waiting list, please email programs@writers.ns.ca

WHAT: Making Fact Read Like Fiction - A Workshop with Dean Jobb

WHEN: Wednesdays, November 1-22, 7-9 PM. 

WHERE: WFNS Office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax.

COST: $120/Members, $180/Non-Members. 

Have a true story to tell? Bring it to life for readers using the storytelling techniques of fiction writers. In this four-week workshop (two hours per week), author and writing instructor Dean Jobb will lead an exploration of creative nonfiction. Write openings that immerse the reader in the story. Reconstruct scenes and events. Create memorable characters. Describe places and lost eras in vivid detail. And learn how to use online research tools and databases to find the facts needed to write compelling nonfiction.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: The author of six nonfiction books, Dean Jobb teaches in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction program at the University of King’s College. His latest book, Empire of Deception, tells the story of a master swindler in 1920s Chicago who escaped to a new life in Nova Scotia. It was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, won the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award and was the Chicago Writers Association’s Book of the Year.

MEMBERS: You need to be logged into your account to access the discounted rate. The discount will automatically apply if you check out while logged in. 

 
NOTE: We are not able to take registrations by phone. If you would prefer not to use PayPal, please mail in a cheque for the required amount, indicating which workshop you are registering for. Our address is: WFNS, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 4P7. Before you mail a cheque, please email programs@writers.ns.ca so we can hold a spot for you. Please note that if your cheque does not arrive within 9 days of your email, we may open your spot. 
 
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT. To be added to the waiting list, please email programs@writers.ns.ca
 
Location: 
WFNS Office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax
Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:00pm to Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 7:00pm

Anatomy of a Book: Self-Promotion

WHAT: Anatomy of a Book: Self-Promotion

WHEN: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017. 6:30-8:30 PM.

WHERE: WFNS Office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax. 

COST: $15/Members, $25/Non-Members 

Creativity also extends to the process of marketing and promoting your work prior to, and during, its launch. That phase of writing can be the most intimidating for authors, no matter their level of expertise. It can be a daunting and awkward process. Join Halifax author and journalist, Janice Landry, for an evening where we will examine and discuss varying approaches to getting the word out about your latest writing project. Landry taught in the Department of Communication Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University for 16 years, leaving the campus in 2017 to focus on her own storytelling projects. A veteran instructor, she wants to hear about your written work and experiences, and help you shine.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Janice Landry is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious national media award from the Tema Conter Memorial Trust: Heroes Are Human; the largest supporter and educator of first responders in Canada. Landry also won the 2017 Atlantic Canadian competition for the Port Bickerton Lighthouse Artist-in-Residence. The author graduated with distinction in honours journalism from the University of King’s College. She has been a writer and journalist for 30 years. Landry began having her written work published in 2001. A former television reporter and anchor, with CTV-Atlantic, Landry is an established and experienced storyteller using varying mediums. The author’s fourth book, The Legacy Letters, is being released in fall 2017. 

MEMBERS: You need to be logged into your account to access the discounted rate. The discount will automatically apply if you check out while logged in. 

NOTE: We are not able to take registrations by phone. If you would prefer not to use PayPal, please mail in a cheque for the required amount, indicating which workshop you are registering for. Our address is: WFNS, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 4P7. Before you mail a cheque, please email programs@writers.ns.ca so we can hold a spot for you. Please note that if your cheque does not arrive within 9 days of your email, we may open your spot. 


Location: 
WFNS Office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax.
Price: 
25.00 CAD
Member Price: 
15.00 CAD
Date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

First Words: Fiction

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia is proud to present First Words: fiction, a nine-week course led by Elaine McCluskey, Sarah Mian,  Binnie Brennan. As a welcoming space for beginner or emerging writers, First Words: Fiction  provides an overview of the craft from several professional perspectives. No prerequisites or pre-existing pieces of writing are necessary for participation in this course. 

Registration will open in January 2018. Further details TBA. 

Location: 
WFNS Office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax.
Date: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:00pm to Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 9:00pm