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What's up at AfterWords

In addition to our annual eight-day festival with programming for kids and adults alike, we also produce off-season events and projects. Here's what we're up to lately:

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AfterWords Literary Festival

With programming in Halifax, Dartmouth, Millbrook, and online, the fifth annual festival offers a mix of workshops, conversations, celebratory events, and more for readers and writers of all ages. Tickets on sale September 8, 2023. See the full schedule.


Kids' Day/Journée jeunesse

A fun-filled afternoon open house for kids between the ages of infant and 12, Kids' Day/Journée jeunesse offers kids the chance to meet 12 authors (9 English, 3 French), get a stamp in their Kids' Day passport, hear stories, do activities, snack on popcorn, and have fun. This open-house style event is free! Register for reminders starting September 8, 2023.

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Silent Reading at the Imbibrary

Our annual invitation to readers to join us at Good Robot Robie Street for two hours of silent reading in community. This licensed venue offers comfy seating, light jazz, snacks and beverages available for purchase, and the opportunity to dig into a good book in the company of other readers. There's no talking, but there's lots of great, cozy fun. Plus, we're raising funds for the Mi'kmaq Child Development Centre. Pay What You Can, suggested donation of $5. Tickets here.


Youth Mentorship Program

AfterWords first annual Youth Mentorship Program will pair two professional Halifax writers with two Nova Scotian writers between the ages of 14 and 18 inclusive, for a six-week virtual mentorship in March and April 2024. One of the two youth mentorship spots will be reserved for a Black or Indigenous Nova Scotian.

Applications open October 1 and close November 24, 2023. 

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