Marilyn Smulders, Executive Director

Annick MacAskill, Programming & Membership Officer

Annick MacAskill holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in French Language and Literature from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Arts in French Literature from the University of Victoria. She has a background in education, research, and bilingual communications. She is a widely published poet and reviewer, with work appearing in literary journals across Canada and abroad, including the Literary Review of Canada, Grain Magazine, VersalRoom Magazine, PANK, The Fiddlehead, and Arc Poetry Magazine. Her debut poetry collection is No Meeting Without Body (Gaspereau Press, 2018). 

Linda Hudson, Arts Education Officer

Linda earned an Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature from Mount Saint Vincent University, a Masters of Arts from Acadia University, and a Masters in Library and Information Studies. She has been employed at several institutions, providing her woth diverse experience that helps guide her work for the WFNS. She has been a graduate Research Assistant at Acadia, completed her MLIS practicum at the Halifax Public Library, and was an intern at the Dalhousie Centre for Learning and Teaching. Linda has also assisted in the coordination of a number of events over the years (such as the annual CLT conference), provided literacy training, and currently also works for the Halifax Regional School Board in the Excel program.