What’s Up in Literary Events in Ottawa, December, 2018

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NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (OTTAWA)

DECEMBER, 2018 

 

Need more information on CAA-NCR, its programs or events?  Visit us at http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/

 

Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanadianAuthorsNCR/

Keep in touch on Twitter at: @caa_ncr

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 Arlene Smith at NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org

 

CAA-NCR’S ANNUAL NATIONAL CAPITAL WRITING CONTEST (NCWC)

 

32ND ANNUAL NATIONAL CAPITAL WRITING CONTEST (NCWC)

 

Sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association–National Capital Region

Short Story • Poetry

$300 First Place • $200 Second Place • $100 Third Place

Open to residents of Ontario and Quebec.

Deadline: 11:59 PM/23h59 EST Friday, February 8, 2019

Submissions may be sent via regular mail or submitted online.

Entry Fees: Short Story: $15 per single story; Poetry: $5 per single poem.

Short Story: Maximum 2,500 words, unpublished, in English.

Poetry: Max. 60 lines including title and blank lines, unpublished, in English.

Visit: http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/ncwc/

 

 

CAA-NCR MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR 2018-2019 UPCOMING

 

Meeting start time 7:15 p.m . • A writing challenge at the start of every regular monthly meeting to engage those in attendance and to develop our writing skills. • A short reading by a member at the start of every monthly meeting to promote our writers and to inspire others with great ideas. LOCATION: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. Ottawa

More information on the topics for upcoming meetings on our website at CAA-NCR Meetings

 

CAA-NCR WINTER SOCIAL  

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Winter Social: A Warm Celebration of the Cold

At the home of Arlene Smith

An afternoon of feasting on the food and words you bring to share. As the afternoon progresses, we’ll create a collaborative writing project. What will that be? It will be whatever those in attendance shape it to be. Come and add your presence.  For more information, contact Arlene Smith at NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org

NEWS FROM CAA NATIONAL

 

Canadian Authors Social Media Expert in Residence Program Begins New Season

This unique program helps CAA members improve their social media skills and find new ways to engage fans and readers through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. We’re thrilled to have Catherine Saykaly-Stevens

back to facilitate the third round of this new Canadian Authors program.

Ready to learn more and sign up for the program?  If you’re not a member, check out the program at https://canadianauthors.org/national/social-media-expert-in-residence-program/

Already a member? Login to your member account, then go to https://canadianauthors.org/national/sme-in-residence-program/  or select it in the Members Only button droplist. You’ll be able to sign up if you’re new to the program.

 

SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

OTTAWA SUBMISSIONS

Links to contests and submission calls visit CAA-NCR website here: https://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-submission/

 To find many more contests, particularly the November, December and January listings visit https://canadianauthors.org/national/links/awards-competitions/

  

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.

We will pay $75 for previously unpublished reviews of 500 words or more of recent Canadian poetry books and chapbooks. Send your reviews as .doc, .docx, .rtf files to amanda@bywords.ca by the end of the month for consideration for the next issue of Bywords.ca. 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 events@bywords.ca

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

 FreeFall Magazine Annual Prose & Poetry Contest

 Genre: Poetry and Prose
Entry Fee: $25 (includes 1-year subscription to FreeFall magazine)
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Prize: 1st Prize $500, 2nd Prize $250, 3rd Prize $75, Honourable Mention $25
Description: Please see website for more details.
Website: http://freefallmagazine.ca/contest.html

 

OUT AND ABOUT IN TOWN: MEETINGS, BOOK LAUNCHES AND POETRY READINGS

  

TREE READING SERIES at Happy Goat Coffee, 35 Laurel St. Ottawa (Hintonburg)

Tuesday, December 11 HOT OTTAWA VOICES

8:00p ReadingsOpen Mic and Featured Readers

Ian Martin

Standup comic and first rate poet Ian Martin will Entertain.

Ian Martin is, by and large, bi and large. His writing has appeared recently in Bad Nudes, Plentitude Magazine, Pretty Owl Poetry, In/Words, rout/e, and Absolutely Orbital. Ian has released 4 chapbooks, most recently PLACES TO HIDE (Coven Editions, 2018) and YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO KEEP THIS UP FOREVER (AngelHousePress, 2018). When he’s not writing, Ian makes small video games and other projects. http://ian-martin.net/

 Leah MacLean-Evans

Surprises – of rhythm, language, grit

Leah MacLean-Evans writes poems and stories. Her work has appeared in Qwerty, Canthius, untethered, ottawater, On Spec Magazine, and elsewhere. She was the 2017 fiction winner of the Blodwyn Memorial Prize and the 2018 winner of the League of Canadian Poets’ National Broadsheet contest. She has an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan and is the proofreader of Grain.

Manahil Bandukwala

Everywhere poet – writing, editing – and reading for TREE

Manahil Bandukwala is a poet, artist, and writer currently living in Ottawa. Her work has appeared in Room Magazine, the Puritan, carte blanche, Bywords.ca, and ottawater, among others. Her chapbook, Pipe Rose, came out with battleaxe press in 2018. She is an editor for In/Words Magazine & Press and is on the editorial board of Canthius.

More info: www.treereadingseries.ca

 

The Peter F. Yacht Club annual regatta/christmas party/reading

at The Carleton Tavern (upstairs)

233 Armstrong Avenue (at Parkdale Market)

Friday, December 28, 2017

doors 7pm, reading 7:30pm

 with readings from yacht club regulars and irregulars alike, including Amanda Earl, Christine McNair, Frances Boyle, natalie hanna, Pearl Pirie and rob mclennan (and most likely some others).

Special Guest: Laurie Fuhr, launching her debut full-length collection!

readings! joyousness! baked goods! http://abovegroundpress.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-peter-f-yacht-club.html

What’s Up in Literary Events in Ottawa, October, 2018

 

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (OTTAWA)

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OCTOBER, 2018

 Need more information on CAA-NCR, its programs or events?  Visit us at http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/

 Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanadianAuthorsNCR/

Keep in touch on Twitter at: @caa_ncr

 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 Arlene Smith at NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org

 

CAA-NCR MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR 2018-2019 UPCOMING

 Meeting start time 7:15 p.m . • A writing challenge at the start of every regular monthly meeting to engage those in attendance and to develop our writing skills. • A short reading by a member at the start of every monthly meeting to promote our writers and to inspire others with great ideas. LOCATION: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. Ottawa

More information on the topics for upcoming meetings on our website at CAA-NCR Meetings

 

CAA-NCR MEETING for TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Short Story Writing, with Jean Van Loon

In preparation for the National Capital Writing Contest, Jean Van Loon will share the fundamentals of spectacular short story writing. Make your work stand out in the crowd.

BIO: Jean Van Loon has published short prose, poetry, and reviews in Canadian literary magazines across the country. Her first poetry collection, Building on River, was published by Cormorant Books this year. Her stories have appeared in The Dalhousie Review, The New Quarterly, The Queen’s Quarterly, Event, Room, Ottawa Magazine and Journey Prize Stories 19.  She holds a graduate diploma in creative writing from the Humber School of Writing and an MFA from the University of British Columbia.

 

OTHER WORKSHOPS

 BANFF CENTRE

 January 21 – February 9, 2019  Winter Writers Retreat

This self-directed program 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 talks and performances, and meet with guest faculty to consult on your work.

Apply by October 10

March 11-23, 2019  Spring Writers Retreat

This residency is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record seeking a period of dedicated, self-directed time to work on a project in any genre. Work away from the constraints of everyday life and delve deep into your creative project. Participants can request to extend their stay. Apply by November 28

Apply by November 28

 

 

WRITESCAPE Turning Leaves 2018

 November 2 – 4, 2018, Fern Resort, Lake Couchiching, Ontario

 

It’s the tenth anniversary and Writescape is celebrating in style! Our guest author this fall is…

Andrew Pyper: Canada’s answer to Stephen King

Bestselling author Andrew Pyper’s books expertly explore the mysteries of the dark and disturbing. His short stories and novels have thrilled readers in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.

Among his many prizes, he’s been awarded the Arthur Ellis Award, the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel, the Grant Allen Award for contributions to Canadian crime and mystery literature, and been listed in The New York Times Notable Books and The Globe & Mail‘s 100 Best Books of the Year.

Andrew is also a dynamic creative writing teacher who routinely sells out his workshops. Enjoy a Friday evening fireside chat with Andrew and a Saturday morning workshop to focus on your skills and move your writing to a whole new level. More info:

http://writescape.ca/site/2018/04/turning-leaves-2018/

 

SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

OTTAWA SUBMISSIONS

Links to contests and submission calls visit CAA-NCR website here: http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-Wsubmission/

 

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.

We will pay $75 for previously unpublished reviews of 500 words or more of recent Canadian poetry books and chapbooks. Send your reviews as .doc, .docx, .rtf files to amanda@bywords.ca by the end of the month for consideration for the next issue of Bywords.ca. 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 events@bywords.ca

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Eyelands Book Awards 2018 Genre: Any Entry Fee: $30 USD  Deadline: October 20, 2018

Prize: Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on their website. Grand prize (unpublished books): Publication from Strange Days Books. See website for more.

Description: Eyelands.gr literary magazine, in collaboration with Strange Days Books, organize an annual international short story contest, which is the only international short story contest based in Greece.

Details: https://eyelandsawards.com/

 

CBC Short Story Prize Genre: Unpublished fiction between 1200 and 1800 words Entry Fee: $25 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry Deadline: October 31, 2018

Prize: The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books. Description: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are welcome to enter this contest. Details: http://www.cbc.ca/books/literaryprizes/cbc-short-story-prize-1.4090935

 

OUT AND ABOUT IN TOWN: MEETINGS, BOOK LAUNCHES AND POETRY READINGS

 

OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL WRITERS FESTIVAL EVENTS IN OCTOBER

EVENTS OCT. 1, 6, 18, 20 AND OCT. 25 -30

For more details, info on authors and locations see the link here:

https://writersfestival.org/

 

TREE READING SERIES at Happy Goat Coffee, 35 Laurel St. Ottawa (Hintonburg)

Tuesday, OCTOBER  9 FEATURING: Domenica Martinello + Quatuor Gualuor

8:00p Readings Open Mic and Featured Readers

Domenica Martinello

All day she dreams about sirens.  Domenica Martinello is the author of the forthcoming book of poetry All Day I Dream About Sirens (Coach House Books 2019). She was a finalist for the 2017 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, the winner of the carte blanche 3Macs award, and the recipient of the Deena Davidson Friedman Prize for Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Recent writing has appeared in Poetry Northwest, THIS Magazine, The Globe & Mail, Canadian Notes & Queries, Vallum, PRISM International, Lemon Hound, and elsewhere. Martinello holds an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Montréal.

Quatuor Gualuor  Vocal entertainabilities for audiential audiation

the Quatuor Gualuor is an Ottawaän repertoire sound poetry ensemble dedicated to providing optional vocal entertainabilities for your audiential audiation. it is ordinarily a quintet directed by cultural factotum/artcop jwcurry & has existed with a variety of personnel since 2oo7, currently consisting of Conyer Clayton, curry, nina jane drystek, Chris Johnson & Alastair Larwill, with occasional auxiliary. repertoire includes works by Antonin Artaud, Hugo Ball, Four Horsemen, Owen Sound, Mike Patton, Frank Zappa & members of the band. “Now That’s sound poetry as it Should Be performed” –Richard Truhlar at Intermission, “MESSAGIO GALORE take IX”, Toronto 2o12

More info: www.treereadingseries.ca

 

Canzine Ottawa 2018  SATURDAY OCT. 13, 2018   12 pm – 6 pm

Ottawa Art Gallery – Galerie d’art d’Ottawa

50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 0C5

 Hosted by Broken Pencil Magazine and 2 others

The festival of zine culture and independent arts! Presented for the first time in Ottawa in conjunction with the Ottawa Art Gallery and SAW Video! Join fellow zinesters, artists, and supporters at the first stop of Canada’s biggest zine festival! We’ve got tons of cool events planned, and much more!
Full Ottawa schedule: https://oaggao.ca/canzine-ottawa

COMING IN NOVEMBER:


the Ottawa small press book fair autumn 2018 / 24th anniversary event will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 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.  $25 for exhibitors, full tables   $12.50 for half-tables

(payable to rob mclennan, c/o 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9; paypal options also available
Note: for the sake of increased demand, we are now offering half tables.
To be included in the exhibitor catalog:
 please include name of press, address, email, web address, contact person, type of publications, list of publications (with price), if submissions are being considered and any other pertinent info, including upcoming ottawa-area events (if any). Be sure to send by November 10th if you would like to appear in the exhibitor catalogue.

Contact: rob mclennan at rob_mclennan (at) hotmail.com for questions, or to sign up for a table. http://smallpressbookfair.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-ottawa-small-press-fair-autumn-2018.html

What’s Up in Literary Events in Ottawa, June 2018

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (OTTAWA)

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JUNE, 2018

Need more information on CAA-NCR, its programs or events?  Visit us at http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/

Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanadianAuthorsNCR/

Keep in touch on Twitter at: @caa_ncr

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 Arlene Smith at NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org

 

CAA-NCR MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR 2017-2018 UPCOMING

Meeting start time changed to 7:15 p.m . • A writing challenge at the start of every regular monthly meeting to engage those in attendance and to develop our writing skills. • A short reading by a member at the start of every monthly meeting to promote our writers and to inspire others with great ideas. LOCATION: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. Ottawa

More information on the topics for upcoming meetings on our website at CAA-NCR Meetings

 

CAA-NCR MEETING for JUNE 12, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
TOPIC: Songs and Stories with Phil Jenkins

Come and enjoy an evening of music and tales with the multi-talented Phil Jenkins, maker and seller of fine English and lyric song. http://www.philjenkins.ca/

 

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS FOR THE 2018 CAA NATIONAL CAPITAL WRITING CONTEST

from Sherrill Wark NCWC Co-ordinator  https://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/

Sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association–National Capital Region

May 8, 2018 – Ottawa – The National Capital Region Branch of the Canadian Authors Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 31st Annual National Capital Writing Contest. Finalists in the short story and poetry categories received their awards at a ceremony at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

The judge for poetry was Carol A. Stephen and R.J. Harlick judged the short story category.

2018 NCWC Results

 Short Story

First Place: Ingrid Betz, for Leaving is Just a Suitcase Away
Second Place: Adrienne Stevenson for Rules of the Road 
Third Place: Sonia Tilson for Wild Strawberry Jam

Honourable mentions: 

Anne-Marie Beattie for The Reservoir Man
Adam Heenan for The Tent Man 
Anna Rumin for Gently into the Night
Jeff Shiau for Coffee or Tea

Poetry

First Place: Joan McKay for “A Memory of Light”
Second Place: Marianne Jones for “Child of the 50’s”
Third Place: Gill Foss for “Beyond HRV”

Honourable mentions:

Gill Foss for “A Change of Pace”
Gill Foss for “Ode to Invisible
Ian Prattis for “The Seasons”

Congratulations to all.

 

CAA-NCR MEMBER NEWS: Octopus Books and award-winning poet JC Sulzenko celebrate the Ottawa launch of South Shore Suite…POEMS Jc18-800

Tuesday June 5, 7:00-9:00 PM, 116 Third Avenue, OTTAWA.  (Readings at 7:30 PM)

Information: www.pointpetrepublishing.ca

http://octopusbooks.ca/event/ottawa-launch-of-south-shore-suitepoems-with-jc-sulzenko

 

CAA NATIONAL

SAVE THE DATE: CANADIAN WRITERS’ SUMMIT, JUNE 14 TO 17, 2018

 June 14 to 17: Canadian Writers’ Summit 

The Canadian Writers’ Summit is a super-conference jointly hosted by a cohort of Canadian writer organizations, including Canadian Authors Association, which will take place at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Writers take note – it’s only 2 months away. http://www.canadianwriterssummit.com/

 

The Banister 33rd Annual Poetry Contest

Genre: Poetry Entry fee: $15 for up to three poems; $4 for each additional poem

Deadline: May 31, 2018 Prize: $300; $200; $100

Description: The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association is holding its 33rd Annual Poetry Anthology contest for residents of Ontario. Entries must be in English, previously unpublished and not submitted for consideration elsewhere. Number of entries is unlimited, but no more than six poems from one poet will be included in the anthology. Website: www.canauthorsniagara.org/poetry-contest/

 

 

 

OTHER WORKSHOPS

THE MAGIC OF MINIATURE: HAIBUN & SMALL BOOK MAKING WITH  TERRY ANN CARTER

This workshop is part of the spring celebration series: Land Art  AT

WINTERGREEN STUDIOS, YARKER, ON.

 Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:30 am — 4 pm

   If you love playing with words and images and you’d like to do both in one workshop, join poet and artist Terry Ann Carter for a day of magical creativity. Learn about the Japanese poetry form called haibun in the morning, and make your own miniature books in the afternoon. Everyone is welcome—beginners and experienced poets and artists—come one, come all.

DETAILS AT: https://www.wintergreenstudios.com/haibun/

 

 

 

SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

OTTAWA SUBMISSIONS

 Links to contests and submission calls visit CAA-NCR website here: http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-Wsubmission/

 

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.

We will pay $75 for previously unpublished reviews of 500 words or more of recent Canadian poetry books and chapbooks. Send your reviews as .doc, .docx, .rtf files to amanda@bywords.ca by the end of the month for consideration for the next issue of Bywords.ca. 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 events@bywords.ca

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

 The 12th International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 is now open and accepting entries!

Prizes:  1st Prize – £500  2nd Prize – £250  3rd Prize – £100 plus 17 runners up prizes of being published on our website and in a future anthology. Our judge for 2018 will be Sally Spedding. Entry forms online. Closing date: Sunday 27th May 2018. To keep up to date just sign up to our newsletter. http://www.welshpoetry.co.uk/

 Call for Entries: The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2018. Submit your Poetry & Short Fiction and showcase your work to a new international audience and further your involvement in the literary world. Prizes include: £1,000 for the Short Fiction and Poetry winners, publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual for 60 finalists, Consultation with Redhammer Management, membership to the Poetry Society, one year subscription to Granta and a selection of books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage. Entries are open until 31 August. Submit at: www.aestheticamagazine.com/cwa

 spring pulse poetry festival presents: Ontario’s First Painting/Poetry Juried Competition & Exhibition, Temiskaming Art Gallery, August 7 to September 2, 2018  Deadline for Submissions: Submissions by email/postal mail must be received by Friday June 8, 2018  Awards: Winning prizes are:  1st: $1000  2nd: $500  3rd: $250  Please contact David Brydges for a brochure with full details at mybyrdges@yahoo.ca.

 

OUT AND ABOUT IN TOWN

 MEETINGS, BOOK LAUNCHES AND POETRY READINGS

 TREE READING SERIES at Happy Goat Coffee, 35 Laurel St. Ottawa (Hintonburg)

 

June 12, 2018 Tanis MacDonald + rob mclennan 8:00p Readings – Open Mic and Featured Readers

 

rob mclennan  Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with Christine McNair. The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa Mid-Career Award in 2014, and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. In March, 2016, he was inducted into the VERSe Ottawa Hall of Honour. His most recent titles include the poetry collections Life Sentence (Flat Singles Press, 2018) and Household items (Salmon Poetry, 2018). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Christine McNair), The Garneau Review (ottawater.com/garneaureview), seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics (ottawater.com/seventeenseconds),Touch the Donkey (touchthedonkey.blogspot.com) and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater (ottawater.com). He is “Interviews Editor” at Queen Mob’s Teahouse, a regular contributor to the Ploughshares blog, and an editor/managing editor of many gendered mothers. He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com  More >

 

Tanis MacDonald  is a poet, editor, and creative non-fiction writer. Her book of essays, Out of Line: Daring to Be an Artist Outside the Big City will appear from Wolsak and Wynn in Spring 2018, and her next poetry book, Mobile, from BookThug in 2019. She is one of the co-editors of GUSH: menstrual manifestos for our times, which will be published by Frontenac Press in Spring 2018. She lives in Waterloo and teaches at Wilfrid Laurier University.  More >

 

LiPS FINAL SLAM FOR THE SEASON Saturday June 16th, at McMartin House, 125 Gore St. East in Perth.

Doors will open at 7 and the show begins at 7:30. Admission is $10, with all proceeds going to fund the team.

 June is almost here, and so is the 8th LiPS Finals slam, to select the team to represent Lanark County at CFSW 2018 in Guelph this fall. It will be hosted by the former Capital Slam’s Slam Master Rusty Priske, who is also a prolific and published artist and will be sharing some of his work. In keeping with the inclusive nature of S.L.a.M., these Finals will also feature performers who may choose to not be judged. They will not be eligible for the team but will be an included part of the LiPS community series end-of-season show. The event is open to all ages, however please be advised that performers’ content is not previewed or censored. The venue is accessible to those with mobility issues. Please respect those with chemical sensitivities and refrain from wearing scents, hairspray, essential oils, clothing recently cleaned with scented products or fabric softeners, and such. Please also be aware of the environment you have been in earlier, as chemicals and scents are picked up and carried in our clothes and on our bodies and can cause people to suffer unpleasant symptoms or become very ill.

 

THE OTTAWA SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR SPRING 2018

 Saturday, June 23, 2018 in room 203 of the Jack Purcell Community Centre (on Elgin, at 320 Jack Purcell Lane). 

General info: noon to 5pm (opens at 11:00 for exhibitors) admission free to the public.

$25 for exhibitors, full tables  $12.50 for half-tables (payable to rob mclennan, c/o 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9; paypal options also available)

Note: for the sake of increased demand, we are now offering half tables.
To be included in the exhibitor catalog:
 please include name of press, address, email, web address, contact person, type of publications, list of publications (with price), if submissions are being considered and any other pertinent info, including upcoming ottawa-area events (if any). Be sure to send by June 10th if you would like to appear in the exhibitor catalogue. And don’t forget the pre-fair reading usually held the night before, at The Carleton Tavern!  Contact: rob mclennan at rob_mclennan@hotmail.com for questions, or to sign up for a table More info http://smallpressbookfair.blogspot.ca/2018/01/the-ottawa-small-press-fair-spring-2018.html

What’s Up in Literary Events in Ottawa, October 2017

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (OTTAWA)

 OCTOBER, 2017

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Need more information on CAA-NCR, its programs or events?  Visit us at http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/

 Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanadianAuthorsNCR/ 

Keep in touch on Twitter at: @caa_ncr

 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 Arlene Smith at NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org

 

CAA-NCR MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR 2017-2018 UPCOMING

 Meeting start time changed to 7:15 p.m . • No meeting in January so we can hibernate on a cold winter night and not worry about a snowy commute. • A meeting in June instead when snowstorms won’t be an issue.

  • A writing challenge at the start of every regular monthly meeting to engage those in attendance and to develop our writing skills. • A short reading by a member at the start of every monthly meeting to promote our writers and to inspire others with great ideas.

OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:  7:15 p.m. at McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. Ottawa

 October 10, 2017

November 14, 2017

December “Winter Voices” Social

February 13, 2018

March 13, 2018

April 10, 2108

May 8, 2018 NCWC Awards Night

June 12, 2018

More information on the topics for upcoming meetings can be found on our website at CAA-NCR Meetings

CAA-NCR MONTHLY MEETING OCTOBER 10, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Location: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy Street at Gladstone, Ottawa

 TOPIC: Historical Writing: Where to look for what you want
Speaker: L.D. Cross

For the writer looking for historical information, we live in a resource rich environment. Here in Ottawa we benefit from facilities supported by taxpayers across the country. Some sources are obvious, others not so. Then there is the online search – a bounty of data both factual and fictional which you need to sort out.
Research never stops. You can always learn something new about an old subject. And it is not just writers who are sleuthing out the past. Everybody is in the hunt for what happened when — financial analysts, car buyers and even scientists. But as writers we get to weave our discoveries about the past into entertaining stories that will captivate readers into the future.
Research is what I am doing when I don’t know what I am doing — Wernher von Braun, aerospace engineer.
BIO: L.D.Cross
(Dyan) is an Ottawa writer of business and lifestyle articles as well as books about unique aspects of Canadian history. Her creative non-fiction articles have received awards of excellence for features and editorial writing as well as writing for seniors.
She won the inaugural Ontario Historical Society (OHS) 2010 Huguenot Society of Canada Award honouring “the best book published in Ontario in the past three years which has brought public awareness to the principles of freedom of conscience and freedom of thought” for The Underground Railroad: the long journey to freedom in Canada in the Amazing Stories series.

 

UPCOMING: CAA-NCR AUTUMN WORKSHOP

AUTUMN WORKSHOP With Albert Dumont

Date: Saturday, November 25
Time: 9:00 to 12:00
Place: Algonquin College  

Details to follow

 

 

OTHER WORKSHOPS

 BANFF CENTER ANNOUNCES: Winter Programs Now Open for Application!

 Our winter residencies are open for application. The Fables for the 21st Century program invites emerging and established Canadian writers to explore and re-imagine our individual and collective identities through the creation of an anthology of 10 stories. Winter Writers Retreat is a self-directed program that offers time and space to retreat, reconnect, and re-nergize their writing practice. Deadlines in October.  Browse Programs

WRITESCAPE FALL PROGRAMS:

 Turning Leaves 2017 November 3 – 5, 2017 Vicki Delany: One woman crime wave comes to Turning Leaves plus On-Demand workshops. More info at: http://writescape.ca/site/#section-43    

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-Wsubmission/

 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.

We will pay $75 for previously unpublished reviews of 500 words or more of recent Canadian poetry books and chapbooks. Send your reviews as .doc, .docx, .rtf files to amanda@bywords.ca by the end of the month for consideration for the next issue of Bywords.ca. 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 events@bywords.ca

 

From Elee Kraljii Gardiner: Against Death Anthology

I’m happy to announce I will be editing an anthology for Anvil Press with a publication date of fall 2018. As a natural outgrowth of my experience writing Tunica Intima, a long poem memoir about vertebral artery dissection and stroke, and Trauma Head, a chapbook repurposing the medical file, Against Death takes up the issue of mortality. The submission deadline is December 15, 2017. Against Death is an anthology of creative non-fiction exploring the psychological shifts that occur when we are prematurely or unexpectedly near death. More info and where to submit: https://eleekg.com/against-death-anthology/

 

Magnum Opus  A Poetry Anthology on Universal Oneness  (It’s simply a waste of time and labour if poem is submitted without reading the complete submission guidelines!)  Submission Deadline: 31 Dec 2018 (Midnight) Publication Expected: 2019   Publisher: Authorspress, New Delhi, India  Editor: Dr. Vivekanand Jha.   Theme Poetry is a universal form of language hobnobbing with other souls and minds. It is means to understand our feelings and to find our place in the universe. Poetry is a divine antidote to our inner upheaval and is a medium of peace in itself. The goal of anthology is to display the greatest contemporary poems wrapped up in one book. The title is self-explanatory and will showcase the greatest single poem of the poet being featured i.e. your poem that has been best appreciated or adjudged by the readers, reviewers, critics, social media or journals etc.  It is also self-revealing that one cannot submit more than one poem and each poet will be evenly and equally represented. It is also evident that such poem would mostly be previously published. If you think that your unpublished or freshly composed poem can be your magnum opus you can submit it as well. It is in those aforementioned senses we use the term ‘Universal Oneness’ in the subtitle. http://vivekanandjha.com/magnumopus.php 

 NB: Please note that all submission opportunities are provided for information only. Please be sure to do your own due diligence before submitting your work.

 OUT AND ABOUT IN TOWN

 MEETINGS, BOOK LAUNCHES AND POETRY READINGS

 INDIGENOUS WRITERS’ GATHERING: Overcoming adversity and building resilience

DATE & TIME:   Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from 1 to 3 pm

LOCATION:  395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Pellan Room, 2nd floor

We cordially invite you to the Indigenous Writers’ Gathering: Overcoming adversity and building resilience, on October 4, 2017.

Please join us for a vibrant discussion with prominent Indigenous authors, who will share their perspectives on resiliency. Audience members will have an opportunity to engage with the authors as well. Hosted by Jennifer David, the Indigenous Writers’ Gathering will feature:

Tracey Lindberg— citizen of As’in’i’wa’chi Ni’yaw Nation Rocky Mountain Cree and hails from the Kelly Lake Cree Nation community, award-winning academic writer, university teacher and indigenous rights activist

Zebedee Nungak— Inuit writer, satirist and political leader

Cherie Dimaline— author and editor from Georgian Bay Métis community

Elder Albert Dumont will perform the opening prayer.

The Indigenous Writers’ Gathering is part of the ongoing #IndigenousReads campaign, which encourages reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples by sharing Indigenous literature. Simultaneous translation will be available.

TREE READING SERIES

 Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 Tree Reading Series Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank St.  Featured Readers Jason Christie + Chad Norman + Anne Campbell

 More info: www.treereadingseries.ca

 

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF BOOKS AND CONVERSATION OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL WRITERS FESTIVAL

Twenty years ago, on September 5, 2007, Algonquin elder William Commanda welcomed the Festival, our audience and the invited authors to re-connect with each other, with our shared history, and with the world of ideas and art during the opening ceremony of our inaugural Ottawa International Writers Festival. The world and the Festival have certainly changed over the last couple of decades, but some things have remained constant: we are blessed to live in an amazing and supportive community and lucky to be hosting some truly amazing talent from across Canada and around the world. This week we unveiled our Fall 2017 schedule and we can’t wait to get the season started! Read on for a look at what’s to come and visit www.writersfestival.org to see the full schedule.

 

 

OUT OF TOWN

 

WILD WEST POETRY FESTIVAL   October 14 to 21, 2017

An Invitation to Experience Canada’s Western Wilderness. The Wild West Poetry Festival awaits its new explorers. One such explorer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a poem on June 18 1914 in Jasper National Park. Here is an excerpt from On the Athabaska Trail. “The mighty voice of Canada will ever call to me. I shall hear the roar of rivers where the rapids foam and tear, I shall smell the virgin upland with its balsam-laden air, and shall dream that I am riding down the winding woody vale, With the packer and the packhorse on the Athabaska Trail.”

The mighty primal voice of Canada calls poets 103 years later to rediscover its wilderness heart. Canada beckons with its beauteous mysteries, untamed horizons, mountain peak curiosities, and its willingness to give writers of adventure unforgettable stories. Limited spots are available .

Contact: David Brydges (780-266-8983) email mybrydges@yahoo.ca

 

Wild Writers Festival Nov. 3 to 5, 2017 in Waterloo, ON 

$135.00 Early Bird prices in effect till Nov. 1, 2017:  The New Quarterly is proud to present the sixth annual Wild Writers Literary Festival on November 3-5, 2017. Join us for a celebration of the savage and free and its expression in poetry, the short story, and everything in between. Create, learn, discover and share the art of groundbreaking writing.  Individual ticket sales will be opened as events are confirmed. Tickets available at the door unless otherwise noted. Full program and more info here: https://tnq.ca/wildwriters/