The Evergreen Writers Group meets in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, to discuss our writing ideas, read our latest efforts, offer constructive criticism, and help each other reach our creative writing goals. We have varied levels of writing experience and interests in almost every genre, from historical fiction and memoirs to mysteries and science fiction. Our current group comprises poets, short story writers, novelists, and photographic artists.

We draw our members from the Halifax metropolitan area, and before Covid, we alternated our twice monthly meetings between Evergreen House and the Alderney Gate Library. During the pandemic, we met online via Zoom. Now that restrictions have lifted, we’ve been meeting at the Alderney Gate Library and on Zoom, on the first and third Wednesdays in the mornings, 10:15 to 12:15.m. In the new year, we hope to resume meeting at both Evergreen House and at the library.

A major focus of the Evergreen Writers Group has been the three anthologies we’ve written and published.

Our most recent anthology is Water’s Edge, published in March 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It contains thirty-six contributions (prose and poetry) from sixteen members, celebrating Nova Scotia’s aquatic heritage. It is truly Nova Scotian.

Our earlier anthologies are Out of the Mist: 22 Atlantic Canadian Ghost stories, and Off Highway, Journeys by Nova Scotia Writers.