Latest News and Upcoming Events

June Issue now available!

Poetry Reading at Halifax Public Gardens
Thursday, July 26, 6 – 8 pm

Left Bank Writers’ Meeting and Reading
Thursday, July 26, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Sobey’s, North at Windsor, in the Community Room

August Issue Launch and Reading
Saturday, July 28, 2 – 4 pm
Daily Grind, 1479 Birmingham Street

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Submissions from out of HRM are now being accepted, for online publication only. Writers must live in Nova Scotia, or have some connection to the province. Please see the submissions page for more details.

updated July 19

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