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Get Ready to Rumble!

Fun news from The Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia – and me!

On March 21, two teams of 6 Nova Scotia authors will compete to “chain-write” two short stories, each author writing up to 300 words before passing on the keyboard – including me, on the Plot Thickeners team!

Hosted at Propeller Brewing Co. (2015 Gottingen St., Halifax), the event will include both the public writing rumble (2:00pm to 6:30pm) and a reading of the competing stories (6:45pm). The event is free to attend, with in-person donations accepted.

Sponsorships of individual rumblers are accepted until the event concludes. This is a major fundraising event for the Writer’s Fed, with proceeds going to fund the Charles R Saunders Prize:  One prize ($1,000 cash and a $3,000-value 5-month literary mentorship through the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program) is awarded each year to an emerging writer with an in-progress work in speculative fiction or in nonfiction that shows promise and career-advancing merit. Priority is given to writers from marginalized communities, including but not limited to writers marginalized on the basis of ability, disability, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality.

And there are PERKS for sponsoring your favourite rumbler! Each person who sponsors me will be able to choose a book from my backlist (ebook only)!

And the Writer’s Federation also offers prizes which are cumulative:

I would be THRILLED to have your support! You can sponsor me here by choosing The Plot Thickeners for team and then my name from the Rumbler drop down! Thank you so much!

Get ready to SWOON!

Nova Scotia and Halifax romance fans! Do I have an event for you! Check out NOVA SWOONS at The Carleton where 8 fabulous romance authors will have their work read by local celebrities and VIPs!

Here are all the deets:

The event you didn’t know you needed!  Join us Wednesday, February 7th to celebrate local romance writing with the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia!  Nova Swoons is a public reading event that shines a spotlight on Nova Scotian authors of romance fiction, from historical romance to the supernatural.  The fun gets underway at 7:00 pm and tickets are only $20.00 plus HST.

Hosted by local drag artist Anna Mona-Pia and featuring an entertaining lineup of Halifamous readers, this evening of fun, flirty, and sexy readings will put you in an amorous mood just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Featured readers include NDP MLA Lisa Lachance, meteorologist Cindy Day, Councillor Waye Mason, Saltwire journalist Katy Jean, Mayor Mike Savage, and CBC’s Portia Clark.

Featured authors include Donna Alward (The House on Blackberry Hill), Katerina Bakolias (Luscious Love), Renee Field (The Heart of the Family), Deanna Foster (Post Mortem Management), Cathryn Fox (Kilt Trip), Deborah Hale (The Bonny Bride), Michelle Helliwell (A Captivating Caper), and Nicole Northwood (The Devil You Know).

During the event, you can purchase local romance novels from the Dartmouth Book Exchange and will have a chance to win some fabulous door prizes.

This fundraising event will help support WFNS programming, which includes creative writing workshops, a residency program at Jampolis Cottage in Avonport, the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program, and Writers In the Schools. For more information on WFNS programming, visit writers.ns.ca.


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