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  • Romance Writing Contest Feb 13th at Boca Tapas Bar

  • 2018 Newfoundland & Labrador Book Award winners Joel Thomas Hynes (Fiction) and Sheilah Lukins (Children's/YA) with their honours Judy Foote and Howard Foote at Government House (Sept 5, 2018)

  • 'Storytelling as A Political Act' Panel with Elisabeth De Mariaffi, Kerri Cull, Craig Francis Power (Nov 5th, 2018)


Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador

Founded in 1987, the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador (WANL) contributes to a supportive environment for writing in the province; works to nurture and inspire writers at all levels and stages of their careers; fosters public recognition of NL writers; advocates for the well-being of writers; and promotes the enhancement of the literary arts in the province and beyond.

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Thanks to all who joined us at Element Coffeebar and Lounge for SHOWDOWN AT THE SPACE BAR! Here are the results: The top five finalists ended up being a top six, the judges just couldn’t narrow it down!  “Anomalies” by… Read More

Hiring: Member Services Coordinator

Position: Part-time (20 hours/week) Location: St. John’s, NL Responsibilities: The Member Services Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for: membership (maintaining membership renewals and database), communications to our membership and the literary community (bi-weekly e-bulletin, maintaining website,… Read More

2018 Annual General Meeting

Sunday, November 4 at 11 a.m. Foran Greene Room St. John’s City Hall 10 New Gower Street Please join us for a discussion and review of our 2017-2018 year, a look ahead at our plans for 2018-19, and the election… Read More

WORD, Winter Issue Call for Submissions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS WORD is a triannual magazine that includes articles on the craft and business of writing, topical issues, interviews, and more. We are seeking submissions of articles 500-1000 words in length for our Winter 2019 issue. Contributors receive… Read More

Upcoming & Recent Events

2018 Emerging Writers Mentorship Program Reading

Join us at the AC Hunter Library on February 19th for a free event hosted by Terry Doyle featuring readings of the products of 2018’s Mentorship program, followed by a Q&A session with the participants!