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Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia announces East Coast Literary Awards short list

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Awards celebrate a diversity of regional voices in non-fiction, poetry and fiction The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia released the short list for the 2015 East Coast Literary Awards this morning. These three awards celebrate and promote excellence in writing from Atlantic Canada. The Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, valued at $25,000, is one of  Canada’s largest literary prizes. It was established by Raddall himself and…

Award season begins: Atlantic Book Awards short list

Award season begins: Atlantic Book Awards short list

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Last night the Atlantic Book Awards announced this year’s short list at the Halifax Central Library. Jon Tattrie  led a discussion with Valerie Compton, Alexander MacLeod and Ami MacKay called “Writers in Conversation”.  Shandi Mitchell’s Dalhousie University Creative Writing students opened the event with readings of their best short fiction from their final senior workshop. Congratulations to all the shortlisted publishers and authors! Democracy 250 Atlantic…