Hal-Con Reading and Discussion Series

Reading and Discussion Series – Events

Prefer to observe and learn? No RSVP required. Our session includes a reading from a local author, discussion, then an opportunity networking with coffee/tea/hot chocolate and sweets. There is no cost to attend.

Saturday, May 19th from 2pm-330pm at the Halifax Central Library in Room 301 for our first session with Nicola R. White.

Award-winning local author, Nicola R. White will be with us to discuss the ins and outs of self-publishing but we’re looking for more authors to join us too! So, we’re opening up for submissions from anyone who wants to share their work in a public reading.

Sunday, August 26th from 2pm-330pm at the Halifax Central Library in Room 301 for our second session with Elaine McCluskey.


Are you a storyteller looking for a platform to share your work? Are you interested in learning new skills or expanding your storytelling community? Well, you’re in the right place!

Submission Guidelines (for Session 2)

  1. Submission Period will be from June 17 – August 5, 2018. Hal-Con reserves the right to end the period early depending on the volume of submissions.
  2. Maximum two submissions of original work per person.
  3. We are looking for genre fiction, anything science fiction or fantasy will fit.
  4. Submissions must be appropriate for all ages, to be determined by the selection committee.
  5. Submissions are welcome from anyone in the Maritime region but if selected the author should be available for a May 19 appearance in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  6. Any work can be submitted, short stories, excerpts from longer work, or poems. (1500 word limit.)
  7. All selected storytellers will be informed within 14 days of the closing of the Submission Period.
  8. Submissions should be emailed as a Word Document or PDF to submissions@hal-con.com


We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians. Funding for this program was generously contributed by the Cultural Innovation Fund. We wish to thanks the Province of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Public Library for their support for this program.