Booktoberfest is an enormous celebration of authors who wrote novels during the pandemic and kept us calm during lockdowns. This festival for the bookworms is hosted by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS).
The WFNS is a nonprofit arts organization built on the idea of writers supporting other writers. This attitude guides a whole cycle of developmental programs as well as a wide range of professional services that support the skill of writing, the business of being a writer, and the promotion of Nova Scotia writers as essential to the province’s cultural life and creative economy. There are about 600 members of WFNS, at all career phases, who participate in a wide variety of writing formats, genres, and practices.
The goals of the WFNS are to support the creative writing community and the writing profession in the province, to offer support and guidance to writers at every stage of their careers, to promote greater public appreciation of writers and their accomplishments, and to advance the literary arts in both local and global culture.
Among the authors reading will be Chad Lucas, author of “Let the Monster Out,” Lauren Soloy, author of “Etty Darwin and the Four Pebble Problem,” Kate Inglis, author of “The Great Big Night,” Jo Treggiari, author of “The Grey Sisters,” Donna Morrissey, author of “Pluck,” Tyler LeBlanc, author of “Acadian Driftwood,” Afua Cooper, author of “Black Matters,” Stephens Gerard Malone, There will be a lot more authors on hand to sign books and have conversations. Promptly, our collection of writing prompts by 24 Nova Scotia writers, and our lovely journals are both available for purchase through the Writers’ Fed of Nova Scotia. Woozles and Bookmark will be present. Anyone is welcome. Mask use is highly recommended.
If you are a certified bookworm, this event is surely for you! Book clubs might use this strategy to include additional regional titles to their reading lists. Come one, come all on Monday, October 24 from 6:30 till 8:30 p.m. at Halifax Central Library’s Paul O’Regan Hall and enjoy some readings, signings, and delicious treats!
More information about this event at https://discoverhalifaxns.com/event/booktoberfest/
Photo by Clem Onojeghuo: https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-holding-book-while-browsing-on-book-lot-375903/