NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (NCR)
Bi-Weekly Notices for the two weeks: Aug. 3 to Aug. 16, 2015
Great news! Our new website is up and running. Take a look at http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/
NOTICE TO ALL READERS: Please send all submissions & event notices to Carol Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER SOCIAL: A DAY IN THE COUNTRY
Mark this date on your calendar before it fills!
DATE: Sunday, August 16, 2015 TIME: 3 p.m. until the bonfire burns out
LOCATION: Sharyn Heagle’s country home
TYPE: Pot Luck. Readings and attendee book sales
DETAILS: Everyone is welcome to bring a pot luck dish to share. Meet your fellow writers in a casual, congenial and supportive atmosphere. We invite you to:
- Read from your work, published or otherwise
- Bring your books and give folks an opportunity to purchase a copy
- Network, meet old friends and discover new ones
All are invited – CAA Members, Non-members, friends or family, 18 years or older.
Contact Sharyn at 613-821-2485, or email@example.com to RSVP and for directions to her home. Bring a garden chair for outside relaxation, weather
TOPIC: A BEETHOVEN-LOVER’S GUIDE TO WRITING WITH PASSION
Note: Due to renovations being undertaken at Mcnabb, we had to bump the normal meeting date to the 22nd of the month. Hope to see you then!
PRESENTER: Dr. Francois Mai
DATE: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. east of Bronson Ave.
Dr. Mai’s presentation is based on his book Diagnosing Genius: The Life and Death of Beethoven (McGill-Queen’s UP 2007). Beethoven’s passionate nature was wonderfully reflected in his music and, through narration of some of Beethoven’s life experiences and playing recordings of selections of his music, the presentation will illustrate how Beethoven expressed those emotion in his music. Dr. Mai will recount stories about Beethoven or read extracts from his book and then play a selected piece of Beethoven’s music that expresses the emotion or feeling that goes with the story described, and discuss how he was able to translate that into the written word.
BIO: Dr. François Mai is a medical graduate of the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He obtained specialty qualifications in General Medicine and Psychiatry in Great Britain and spent most of his working life as an academic psychiatrist. Music has also been his passion, in particular the music of Beethoven. He was a competent amateur pianist and in the 1990’s produced two CD recordings that were used to raise funds for the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario. (His late brother David suffered from schizophrenia.) In 2007 McGill-Queen’s University Press published his book “Diagnosing Genius: The Life and Death of Beethoven” which describes the many medical and psychiatric problems Beethoven experienced, and the effects they had on his creativity. Dr. Mai’s website link is: www.francoismai.com.
OTTAWA SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL
DEADLINE: The 15th of every month for the following month’s issue
Bywords.ca considers previously unpublished poetry from emerging and established poets for our online monthly magazine. We consider work by current and former residents, students and workers of Ottawa. We also publish poems by contributors to our predecessor, the Bywords Monthly Magazine. FOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION VISIT www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines. Amanda Earl, Managing Editor. Check out Bywords.ca’s literary events calendar here: http://www.bywords.ca/calendar/index.php with up-to-date info on NCR readings, book signings, writers’ circles, literary festivals, spoken word showcases & slams. Event submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
RESOURCES FOR SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES
A Writer’s Guide to Canadian Literary Magazines & Journals http://blog.magazine-awards.com/2013/11/07/a-writers-guide-to-canadian-literary-magazines-journals/
At Poetry Ireland: Submission calls: http://www.poetryireland.ie/writers/opportunities/
For additional links to contests and submission calls visit Canadian Authors National Capital Region website here: http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-submission/
OUT AND ABOUT
POETRY READINGS AROUND TOWN
- Sat. Aug. 8 7:00 pm Capital Slam vs Urban Legends, Pressed Café, 750 Gladstone Ave. Ottawa
- Thurs. Aug. 27 7:00 pm doors, 7:30 pm reading above/ground press twenty-second anniversary readings & launch, Raw Sugar Café, 692 Somerset W. Ottawa: Amanda Earl (Ottawa) + Hugh Thomas (Montreal) $5 at the door http://www.abovegroundpress.blogspot.ca/2015/07/aboveground-press-twenty-second.html
COMING IN SEPTEMBER
Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, Thurs. Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 13, Eden Mills, Ontario
Festival organizers are buzzing with excitement and anticipation over our 2015 line-up. They’ve assembled an eclectic group of critically acclaimed authors representing a range of literary genres from fiction, poetry and non-fiction to memoirs and thrillers. With adult, teen and children’s programming, the entire family’s imaginations will be unleashed. More info: http://www.edenmillswritersfestival.ca/2015/
Adult Authors: Lawrence Hill, Ann-Marie MacDonald, John Vaillant, Elizabeth Hay, Kim Thuy, Sean Michaels, Nino Ricci, Camilla Gibb, Marina Endicott, Jennifer Robson, Michael Christie, Plum Johnson , Kim Echlin, Anakana Schofield, Nick Cutter (aka Craig Davidson), Andrew Pyper, Robert Hough, Jocelyne Saucier, Neil Smith, Alison Pick, Russell Smith, John Jantunen, Pamela Mordecai, Karyn L. Freedman, Peter Kavanagh
Poets: Arleen Paré, Madhur Anand, Stan Dragland, Don McKay, Antony DiNardo, Barry Dempster, Ulrikka Gernes
Young Adult Authors: Alyxandra Harvey, Lesley Choyce, Bill Swan, Catherine Egan, Caroline Pignat, Megan Crewe, Norah McClintock, Caitlin Sweet
Children’s Authors: Jan Thornhill, Sean Cassidy, Carolyn Beck, Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Eddie Douglas, Kari-Lynn Winters, Wallace Edwards, Ben Caesar