NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (OTTAWA)
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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
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
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
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”
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
Tuesday June 5, 7:00-9:00 PM, 116 Third Avenue, OTTAWA. (Readings at 7:30 PM)
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/
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUT AND ABOUT IN TOWN
MEETINGS, BOOK LAUNCHES AND POETRY READINGS
TREE READING SERIES at Happy Goat Coffee, 35 Laurel St. Ottawa (Hintonburg)
- More info: treereadingseries.ca
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 email@example.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