Latest News and Upcoming Events

March Issue Launch
Saturday, February 24, 2-4 pm
Daily Grind Cafe, 1479 Birmingham Street
Join us to hear the latest from local poets, and share your work.

Left Bank Writers’ Group
Thursday, February 22, 6:30 pm
Sobey’s on Windsor St. at North (Community Room).
Share and discuss your poetry or prose.

Volunteer Wanted
We are looking for an Outreach Coordinator
See details on the Volunteer page

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 February 19

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Open Heart Farming is an annual special edition of Open Heart Forgery. Submissions are welcome from anyone in Nova Scotia. For more about Open Heart Farming, including current and previous issues, go to the Open Heart Farming page


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375 Authors – 100% HRM residents, ages 9 to 87
1358 poems and lyrics in 71 issues, since March 2010

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