Meeting Reminder

The November meeting for the East Hants Writers’ Group focussed on the  craft of writing takes place tonight November 21st. As usual, we will meet at the Elmsdale Public Library, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

We are now at capacity membership. Anyone interested in joining our group will go on a waiting list.


1) Take a real life experience from your past and use it as the skeleton of a story. In other words, rewrite it into another time and/or genre. Maximum word length: 500

2) Critique a piece of writing submitted by Dawn. Our new critiquing guidelines involves answering these questions:

  • List the strengths of the story.
  • What areas of the story can be improved.
  • Were there any times you were confused? When?
  • Was the dialogue realistic?
  • Does the story work? If not, why?
  • If there are repeated mechanical mistakes, please make note.

Hope to see all members there.


L. P. Suzanne Atkinson Book Reading

L. P. Suzanne Atkinson will be reading from Book III of her Regarding Hayworth Series – Segue House Connection. She will also answer any questions listeners will have, as well as give an overview of her books.

Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be available and books will be available for sale.

Date: Sunday November 19, 2017

Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Bedford Library, 15 Dartmouth Road, Bedford, Halifax County, Nova Scotia

Segue House Connection: Regarding Hayworth Book III by [Atkinson, L. P. Suzanne]

Book Launch: Rogue Wave by V. A. Purcell

Join V. A. Purcell as she launches her latest novel Rogue Wave. Introductions will be given by Sylvia Gunnery. Purcell will provide a reading and a book signing. She will also answer any questions attendees have. Refreshments will be provided.

Date: Saturday November 18, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Location: LaHave River Books (behind LaHave Bakery), 3421 Route 331, LaHave, Nova Scotia

Meeting Reminder – Self-publishing Branch

The second meeting of the season for the East Hants Writers’ Group focussed on self-publishing takes place Thursday November 9th. We will meet at the Elmsdale Public Library, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The meeting will begin at six sharp. Please arrive a few minutes earlier to get settled.

Anyone interested in learning how to self-publish their books is welcome to attend. We have room for 12 members and 8 spaces are already filled. If you are interested in attending, please contact Diane (

Fall For Books Festival

Meet talented authors, listen to author readings and buy local books for Christmas gifts.

Readings from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Ray MacLeod: 11:00 am to 11:30 am (cancelled)
  • Diane Lynn McGyver: 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sara Jewell: 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Barbara Carter: 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Molly Hurd: 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Costas Halavrezos: 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Suzanne Atkinson: 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Mary Ann Gilbert & Gordon Hammond: 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Gail Lambert: 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Date: Sunday November 5, 2017

Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Place: Old School Community Gathering Place, 7962 Hwy. #7, Musquodoboit Harbour, Halifax County, Nova Scotia

For more information, check out The Old School Community Gathering Place website or Fall for Book Festival Facebook page.

Book Sale at C. W. Saunders Mason Lodge, Elmsdale

On the first Saturday of every month, a used-book sale takes place at C. W. Saunders Mason Lodge, 170 Highway 214, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia.

This month’s sale takes place tomorrow (November 4th) from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The book sale is held in the downstairs hall. Walk in the front doors and take the stairs to the basement. Books are sold at amazing prices. Much of their stock is sold at $1.00 or less.

There are thousands of books of all genres. Many are new, but many are also old. Magazines usually go for ten cents.

Barbara Carter Art & Books

Barbara Carter will be at the Anglican Church Hall Craft Show in Mahone Bay. Her two books will be available along with other creative creations. If unable to attend, books can be ordered directly from her (email: her website. Art workshops also available at her home studio.

DateSaturday October 28, 2017

Time:  10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Location: Anglican Church Hall, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia