NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (OTTAWA)
NOTICES FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, 2016
Need more information on CAA-NCR? Visit us at http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/
TO ALL READERS: Please send all submissions & event notices in the body of an email; (the text needs to permit copy and paste. Exceptions: Accompanying images such as photos and book cover) to Carol Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org
MEETINGS AND EVENTS:
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016: MEETING TOPIC: ON BECOMING A SERIAL WRITER, WITH BRENDA CHAPMAN
7:00 p.m. McNabb Community Centre, 180 Percy Street, Ottawa
DETAILS: Local crime writer Brenda Chapman will share her process for beginning a series and keeping the plotlines flowing. With three separate mystery series under her belt, Brenda has written for the young adult, adult and adult literacy markets and will share her experiences and writing tips. Be sure to bring your questions.
CAA-NCR FALL WORKSHOP – First Page Challenge In cooperation with the Ottawa branch of the Editors Association of Canada
Cost: $45 for members of the CAA-NCR, $60 for non-members.
Register: Contact Arlene Smith at email@example.com
One of the most popular sessions at the 2016 Canadian Writers Summit was the “First Page Challenge.” Writers submitted the first page of their work to editors and publishers and received feedback on whether or not those savvy literary professionals would want to turn to page 2. Workshops | Canadian Authors National Capital Region
CAA-NCR WINTER SOCIAL – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the lovely country home of Sharyn Heagle
Everyone is welcome. Together we will share some pot luck munchies, stories and laughter to warm us up as we go into the winter season. To RSVP and get directions, contact Sharyn.
30TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CAPITAL WRITING CONTEST (NCWC)
Short Story • Poetry
$300 First Place • $200 Second Place • $100 Third Place
Open to all Canadian writers
THE BANFF CENTRE February 13 – February 24, 2017 Application deadline: November 16, 2016
Literary Arts Program Information
The Winter Writer’s Retreat is a self-directed program which offers time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect and re-energize their writing practice. In addition to a single room which doubles as your private studio, you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers, you will have the opportunity to attend inspiring talks and performances and meet with guest faculty to consult on your work.
WRITESCAPE Upcoming 2016 Workshops:
November 5 Villains, Vendettas and Vagabonds Come to the dark side of character development and put some “bad” into your story. Find a new villain or add more nasty to an old one with Ruth E. Walker. Location TBA: Durham Region, Ontario. For more information on Writescape and to register for a retreat or workshop, visit: http://writescape.ca/site/
November 4, 5 & 6, 2016 Turning Leaves Featuring literary agent Hilary McMahon Want to get your manuscript to the head of the line with agents and publishers? Hilary McMahon of Westwood Creative Artists gives you insights and advice from the other side of the desk. Here’s your chance to chat with one of Canada’s top literary agents and learn how best to pitch your query in her workshop. Turning Leaves Brochure 2016 REGISTER NOW A $250 non-refundable deposit will secure your place in Turning Leaves 2016
On-demand Workshops Gather your group. Pick your topic and your date. And we’ll bring Writescape to you. From beginning writer to seasoned professional, we’ll customize sessions to suit your programming themes and audience needs. Choose from Writescape’s Workshop Catalogue 2016 to help you and your colleagues hone writing craft and develop new skills and techniques.
SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
OTTAWA SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES
Links to contests and submission calls visit CAA-NCR website here: http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-submission/
BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL TO CURRENT AND FORMER OTTAWA POETS
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 INFO: www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines. Amanda Earl, Managing Editor. Ottawans & former Ottawans, we want yr poems. guidelines @ Bywords.ca #wewantyrbywords #ottpoetry #613local #submissions PRT 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
FROM THE MUNSTER LITERATURE CENTRE, CORK, IRELAND:
Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Prize. Final Month to Enter. Deadline November 30th midnight PST. Open to all poets writing in English, anywhere in the world. 7 Part First Prize: *€1000 cash, *Up to €600 to fund your transport to Cork, Ireland to attend The Cork International Poetry Festival and rub shoulders with some of the best poets alive. * Free hotel accommodation with full meals for five nights during festival. February 14th-18th 2017 * Free tuition for four-morning masterclass with Brenda Shaughnessy * Showcase Reading at Festival * Publication in Southword Online * A Week at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre (artist retreat). 2nd prize of €500, 3rd prize of €250. Ten runners-up to be published in Southword and receive regular fee. Judge this year is Mary Noonan Details on how to enter Here
THE NIKKEI VOICE is a Japanese Canadian newspaper is nationally distributed. This is our third annual contest. Submissions: Sept. 1 to Nov. 21. Stories are to be no longer than 1,500 words. Authors do not need to be of Japanese descent, and stories do not need to have Japanese content. Top prize is a Kobo e-reader, and top three stories win a variety of books by Japanese-Canadian and Japanese authors. As well, top three stories will be published in our newspaper, and top ten stories will be published in our short story anthology. The contest is a great way to get new authors’ work published, and read by our esteemed panel of judges, prominent members of the Japanese Canadian literary community, Lynne Kutsukake (The Translation of Love), Rui Umezawa (The Truth about Death and Dying) and Jennifer Hashimoto, owner of Nikkei Books. Contest Details: http://nikkeivoice.ca/shortstorycontest/
THE FIDDLEHEAD POETRY & PROSE CONTEST
Entries are open for The Fiddlehead’s 26th annual literary contest. Winning entries will be published in The Fiddlehead 271 (Spring 2017). No simultaneous submissions and no previously published works.
Genre: poetry and short fiction. Deadline: December 1, 2016 Entry fee: $30 (includes one-year subscription) Prizes: $2000 for winner; $250 for 2 honourable mentions; (plus publication payment) Details: https://thefiddlehead.ca/contest
LEAGUE OF CANADIAN POETS NATIONAL BROADSHEET CONTEST: The League is excited to announce its first national broadsheet contest, open to all Canadian poets! Judge Sharon Thesen will select a winning poem for publication as a broadsheet designed and printed by Briar Craig on handmade paper. The winner will receive 10 copies of their custom broadsheet, have their poem included in the 2017 Poem in Your Pocket day booklet, and be promoted on the League website. As well, the winning poet will receive a free one-year membership with the League! DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: FEBRUARY 1, 2017 http://poets.ca/broadsheet/
OUT AND ABOUT IN TOWN: MEETINGS, BOOK LAUNCHES AND POETRY READINGS
OCT. 29 TO NOV. 17 READINGS AND BOOK LAUNCHES IN THE OTTAWA CITIZEN http://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/books/your-guide-to-ottawa-book-events-happening-from-oct-29-to-nov-17
Tuesday, Nov. 8 2016 Tree Reading Series, Gallery 101, 51B Young Street Ottawa, 6:45p Workshop –Public Voice: Poetry and Social Change with Claire Farley 8:00 p.m. Open Mic and Featured Readers Genevieve Lehr + Soraya Peerbaye More about the poets, videos of previous featured readers and info on upcoming events: www.treereadingseries.ca
- 5 PM The Sawdust Reading Series is proud to present the fifth in our Sawmill workshop series, facilitated by Gary Barwin. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn from a master! The New Skid of Ink’s Quiddity or The Old Squid of Think’s Iniquity: A Workshop. The cost of the workshop is $5, or get the Sawmill Package for $20 which includes the cost of the workshop plus any dinner and drink off of the regular Pour Boy menu, tax and tip included. Look for us upstairs!
- Gary Barwin and TBA at 7 PM – 9 PM, Pour Boy – 495 Somerset St W Ottawa. The Sawdust Reading Series is proud to present the fifth in our Sawmill workshop series, facilitated by Gary Barwin. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn from a master!
- Pour Boy features on-street parking, #2 bus service, and an affordable menu. Look for us upstairs! Come one, come all for an exceptional night of poetry https://www.facebook.com/sawdustseries/
Tuesday, October 25 Tree Reading Series, Gallery 101, 51B Young Street Ottawa, 6:45p Workshop – Topic to be Announced with Emily Stewart 8:00p Readings – Open Mic and Featured Readers Adèle Barclay + Kerry-Lee Powell, More about the poets, videos of previous featured readers and info on upcoming events: www.treereadingseries.ca
Monday Oct 3 –Thursday Nov. 17 For a listing of all events and ticket info:
SPAN-O (THE SMALL PRESS ACTION NETWORK – OTTAWA) PRESENTS: THE OTTAWA SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR
autumn 2016 / 22nd anniversary edition
will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in room 203 of the Jack Purcell Community Centre (on Elgin, at 320 Jack Purcell Lane).
General info: the ottawa small press book fair
noon to 5pm (opens at 11:00 for exhibitors)
admission free to the public.
$20 for exhibitors, full tables
$10 for half-tables
(payable to rob mclennan, c/o 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9; paypal options also available)