Meeting Reminder

The next craft of writing meeting takes place Tuesday June 20th. We will meet at the Elmsdale Public Library, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Anyone who is interested in writing is welcome to attend.


Write a 500-word short story with the keywords drawn from the boxes at the May meeting. You should have…

  • 1 character name
  • 1 situation
  • 1 animal
  • 1 time period
  • 1 item of clothing


Remaining Zest Within by Diane

Stream of Comics

Investigating the interplay between text and images, participants will create comics from stream of consciousness writings and en plein air sketches. Guided by prompts and restraints, and inspired by the lush and coastal Red Clay site, participants will learn and work through the steps of creating comics in a variety of media.
Roher will instruct in the use of line, value and space/pacing to lead the eye and capture expression. No experience in drawing or comic arts necessary, only a willingness to explore new pathways and put marks on a page.

Date: July 14 to 16, 2017

Time: Workshops run 3 days Friday 6:00 pm to Sunday 6:00 pm

Place: Red Clay Arts, Economy, NS

Facilitator: Rebecca Roher

For more information, visit Red Clay Arts workshop page.

AJB Johnston Book Talk

Truro-born and raised writer A. J. B. Johnston will talk about how his work is rooted in Nova Scotia and how he gradually shifted from being a historian to a novelist. Johnston is the author of Grand Pré – Landscape for the World, Crossings and The Maze.

Location: Truro Branch, Colchester East Hants Library, 754 Print Street, Truro, Nova Scotia

Date: Wednesday June 14, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

For more information on Johnston, visit his website.

For more information on the event, visit the Truro Library website.

2017 Hysteria Writing Competition

The Hysteria Writing Competition is run by, and supports the work of the Hysterectomy Association; a social enterprise providing information and support to women worldwide. We don’t want stories, flash fiction or poetry about Hysterectomy; instead, we are looking for entries that appeal to our website visitors, who are mostly women between the ages of 25ish and 65ish; we accept entries in any genre except erotica or horror.

Deadline: August 31, 2017

One of the judges is Nova Scotia poet Sue Borgersen. She writes and makes art on the South Shore surrounded by boisterous dogs and a vast collection of odd musical instruments.

To learn more about this competition, visit Hysteria Writing Competition website.

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 (June 3rd) 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.