Hubbards Writers Festival

Hubbards Writers Festival 2017 – The Memoir
June 3 and 4, 2017

CANCELLED as of May 26, 2017




On June 3 & 4, 2017, the Hubbards Writers Society presents its third annual festival devoted to the literary arts. Hubbards Writers Festival 2017: The Memoir features two related components: Festival Readings on Saturday, June 3, at the Hubbards Sailing Club featuring readings by three prominent Nova Scotian writers. On Sunday, June 4, those guest writers will be joined by three additional practitioners to lead a full day of Memoir Workshops at the multi-use space at the Hooked Rug Museum of North America. Our Events page contains all the programming details as we continue to confirm and refine them.


The contemporary memoir is a popular and enduring form of writing, its range and flexibility are what, in part, gives memoir its appeal. Regardless of how seemingly extravagant or unremarkable the life being depicted actually is, a well-written memoir, written by someone with a nose for structure and an eye for strong writing, brings to life the complex drives of character at the heart of a life or a community.


Hubbards Writers Festival 2017: The Memoir features professional and award-winning writers Silver Donald Cameron, Marjorie Simmins, and Lorri Neilsen Glenn, as well as leaders of diverse memoir practices, Meryl Cook, Linda Wasylciw, Jeanne Germani, Judy Hopkins, and John Stone. Through an evening of readings featuring exemplary published work, and through a full day of presentations and workshops, HWF 2017 aims to help guide more Nova Scotians in structuring and translating their own life stories as engaging and publishable memoirs.


Join us and become inspired by professionals and writing leaders who will help you find your story or add a different slant to how your personal or community story can be told.