In 2011, Russell Barton ran a well-attended writing course. When he was asked how to maintain the momentum, Russell suggested that the participants start their own writing group. And that’s exactly what they did! The group is named after the location where it all began – the rambling Victorian Evergreen House, home of the Dartmouth Heritage Museum.

On the first Wednesday of each month, we meet from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Evergreen House at 26 Newcastle Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. On the third Wednesday, we meet at the same time in a second-floor meeting room at the Alderney Gate Branch of the Halifax Regional Library at 60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth.

At these meetings, we discuss our writing ideas, read our latest efforts, offer constructive criticism, and generally help each other reach our creative writing goals.

In the summer of 2014, we completed a two-year project with the publication of Out of the Mist: 22 Atlantic Canadian Ghost Stories written by eleven of our members. Our second anthology, Off Highway: Journeys of Nova Scotia Writers, was published in 2017. It included stories and poems by thirteen members on the theme of journeys to and from Nova Scotia. Our third anthology, Water’s Edge: Prose and poetry celebrating Nova Scotia’s Aquatic Heritage with contributions from sixteen of our members was published in 2020.

We’ve worked hard together to create, publish and market three anthologies.  We’ve learned a lot and had lots of laughs, too. Join us, why don’t you?


Thank you for visiting our site.

If you are looking for a writing group in Halifax or Dartmouth,  Nova Scotia, please check us out. For further information about our group or join us, please direct all inquiries to evergreen_writers@yahoo.ca

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