Our book is in the public library! Click to check... →
We made a book! It collects some of the stories, poems, songs and other pieces we wrote this summer. Last Saturday we held a book launch and our friends and family came to help us celebrate. We had a full house at the Writers’ Federation. There were ten readers, who all sauntered up to the podium, cool as heck, and confidently read their work in front of the crowd. We laughed, we cried...
Our book cover was designed by Megan Fildes, who... →
Wondering what you should submit to the book? Here...
-It can be something you wrote in the program/this summer, or not! -You can submit poetry, a story, a character sketch, a song, nonfiction (a piece of memoir, true story, or reflection), or even a comic. Anything goes! -If you’re a little stuck, try going back over the exercises we did in the program and see if there’s anything in your notebook you especially like. Any of these would make...
Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival this Sunday! Check... →
Last week in Write Now! we played the Exquisite Corpse collaborative poetry game. To write the poems, one person writes a line and passes it to the next person, who writes a line. They pass it on, but they fold the paper so only the last line written is visible, and the next person does the same. So each person is writing a line, only knowing what the last line was. The result is a sometimes...
100 Best-Ever Teen Novels →
Tonight’s special guest. Hope to see you! Sue Goyette’s poetry has appeared on the Toronto subway system, in wedding vows and spray-painted on a sidewalk somewhere in St. John, New Brunswick. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has published three books of poems, The True Names of Birds, Undone and outskirts (Brick Books) and a novel, Lures (HarperCollins, 2002). Her fourth...
WRITE NOW STARTS TOMORROW!
And you may be wondering… WHEN IS IT? Tuesdays, starting tomorrow, July 17th, 6-8pm WHERE? The Writers’ Federation, 1113 Marginal Rd, across from the Seaport Farmers’ Market HUH? CAN YOU MAP THAT BIZ FOR ME? Of course: WFNS MAP WHAT SHOULD I BRING? We have notebooks and pens for everyone, but you’re welcome to bring your own if you want to. CAN I BRING A FRIEND? The...
Write Now! on CBC →
Listen to us talk about Write Now! on CBC. We managed to keep our nervous giggling to a minimum :D
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What kind of stuff will we be writing?
This kind of stuff: fiction poetry song lyrics comics journaling non-fiction memoir screen-writing Anything else you can thing of…
Write Now! Halifax seeks word-loving youth →
The Coast wants you to join Write Now!
Write Now! + 4Cs = AWESOME
The Write Now! program is made possible with a grant from the 4Cs Foundation. The 4Cs Foundation provides grants, education and other opportunities for community arts projects that inspire, empower, and connect children and their communities in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They are an AMAZING organization. Because of them, we can run this program and make it AWESOME,...
Spaces & Places
Write Now! will meet Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm, from July 17th to August 21st. We’ll be meeting at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. This is not what the Writers’ Fed space looks like. But wouldn’t it be awesome if it did? I will say it’s almost as cool as this. The Writers’ Fed is at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax. View Larger Map All youth will get...
Write Now! Right Now.
Write Now! is a FREE program. And registration is open, so send us a message: writenowhalifax (at) gmail.com
Who's Gonna Run This Town? (And by town, I mean...
Hi! I’m Tiina, and I’m co-coordinating Write Now! Here’s some info about me: Tiina Johns has been a youth programmer at Halifax Public Libraries for two years, running programs for babies, teens and all the kids in between. She played in an all girl punk band for years, and taught at the Rock and Roll Camp for Girls in Portland, Oregon. Tiina...
Are you interested in writing? Stories, song lyrics, journals, poetry, spoken word, graphic novels or whatever else you can think of? Are you creative? Do you love to express yourself? Why not join Write Now! Halifax this summer? WHAT A writing club that brings together creative youth and adult writers to learn, share and collaborate on creative writing of all kinds. WHO Youth ages 13-18 ...