What’s Up in Literary Events in Ottawa, February 2019

 

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (OTTAWA),

FEBRUARY, 2019 

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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’S ANNUAL NATIONAL CAPITAL WRITING CONTEST (NCWC)

 

32ND ANNUAL NATIONAL CAPITAL WRITING CONTEST (NCWC) Deadline this week!

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Short Story: Maximum 2,500 words, unpublished, in English.

Poetry: Max. 60 lines including title and blank lines, unpublished, in English.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 2019

 Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

 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 MONTHLY MEETINGS FEBRUARY, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Step by Step to Completion, with Jennifer Mulligan

Are you mired in a mound of half-completed manuscripts or stuck in the middle of a novel you can’t quite finish? Are your notes scattered and all over the place? Accomplished screenwriter, Jennifer Mulligan, leads us in steps she follows to complete her works—steps that adapt to all kinds of writing. http://jennifermulligan.com/

NEWS FROM CAA NATIONAL

 CANADIAN AUTHORS SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM 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.

 

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION FOR CANWRITE! 2019 IS NOW OPEN!  

Our next writers’ conference takes place at the beautiful University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, BC. Take advantage now of great savings at the early-bird rate, plus get first dibs on the on-site accommodations while they last.We’re putting together a fantastic program for you – check out the info at https://canadianauthors.org/national/canwrite-2019-conference/

Not sure a writers’ conference is worth the investment? Check out  Why All Writers Should Attend Writers’ Conferences  and what past CanWrite! registrants say.

 

OTHER WORKSHOPS

 Writescape Spring Thaw 2019 April 26-28, or April 26-30, 2019

Looking for writing time? Polishing a project? Looking for feedback from two professional editors? Or just want time to rejuvenate your creativity? Don’t miss Spring Thaw.

This all-inclusive writing retreat is held at the fabulous Elmhirst’s Resort on Rice Lake in Keene. Stay for the weekend or treat yourself to an extra two days of writing.

Brochure 2019  Register now

 

BANFF CENTRE 2019 PROGRAMS

https://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/current-programs/literary-arts

 

April 29 – June 1, 2019 Writing Studio

An ideal environment for artistic inspiration and growth, Writing Studio provides writers and poets with an extended period of uninterrupted writing time and one-on-one editorial assistance from experienced writers/editors. Emerging and mid-career writers seeking to develop a book-length manuscript are encouraged to apply. Apply by February 6

July 1-27, 2019 Literary Journalism

This residency encourages the exploration of new ideas in journalism and experimentation in writing. This program is open to experienced fiction and non-fiction writers, journalists, freelance critics or curators, artists, and academics. Successful applicants will receive 100% scholarship and a $2,000 commission for the completed manuscript. Apply by February 27

                     

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

 

Registration for CV2’s 2019 2 Day Contest is now open. 

This annual contest challenges you to write an original poem in 48 hours — with only one catch. The final poem must include ten words that we provide. These words are released at midnight CDT on Friday April 19th, 2019, leaving you 48 hours to use each of them at least once in an original poetry composition. Prizes include cash, publication, and a copy of the issue containing the winners, not to mention a whole weekend of wordy entertainment.

More info and entry information here: http://www.contemporaryverse2.ca/en/contests/2-day-poem-contest

 

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2019.

Hosted by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine, the Award celebrates excellence in Poetry and Short Fiction, supporting new writing talent and presents writers with a fantastic opportunity to further their involvement in the literary world.

Creative Writing Prizes include: £1,000 for each category winner (Poetry and Short Fiction), Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2020, Consultation with Redhammer (Short Fiction Winner), Full Membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner), One-year subscription to Granta, Books courtesy of Bloodaxe Books and Vintage. For more information, please visit our website: www.aestheticamagazine.com/cwa

 

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

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

Tuesday, February 26 Cameron Anstee + Chuqiao Yang

7:00p Workshop with Chuqiao Yang  8:00p Readings – Open Mic and Featured Readers

 

Cameron Anstee  lives and writes in Ottawa, where he runs Apt. 9 Press and holds a Ph.D. in Canadian Literature from the University of Ottawa. He is the author of Book of Annotations (Invisible Publishing, 2018), and editor of The Collected Poems of William Hawkins (Chaudiere Books, 2015). More >

 

Chuqiao Yang received her Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor. Her writing has appeared in The Unpublished City, 30 under 30: an anthology of Canadian millennial poets, The Puritan, Ricepaper, Arc, Prism, Filling Station, Grain, CV2, Room, and on CBC. In 2011, she was the recipient of two Western Magazine Awards for a non-fiction piece, Beijing Notes. In 2015, she was a finalist for the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. Her chapbook, Reunions in the Year of the Sheep, published by Baseline Press, won the 2018 bpNichol Chapbook Award. Follow her on Twitter @chuqiaoyang.  More >

http://www.treereadingseries.ca/

 

MELTING POINT : THE CHAUDIERE BOOKS TRANSITION, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 AT 7 PM

Vimy Brewing Company 1-145 Loretta Avenue North, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2J7

Ottawa literary publisher Chaudiere Books announces with deeply mixed feelings that the wonderful Invisible Publishing has now taken over our backlist.  Join us on February 15th, 2019 for one last Chaudiere Books event and celebrate this transition as our books find their second home with Invisible. With readings by: Anita Dolman, Amanda Earl, Jennifer Londry, rob mclennan, Pearl Pirie

 

THE OTTAWA SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR SPRING 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019 in room 203 of the Jack Purcell Community Centre off Elgin, at 320 Jack Purcell Lane, Ottawa

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 June 15th 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

More info: https://smallpressbookfair.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-ottawa-small-press-book-fair-spring.html

What’s Up in Literary Events in Ottawa, January 2019

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NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (OTTAWA),

JANUARY, 2019 

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 2019

(There is no meeting in January, 2019)

Upcoming meeting dates

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

 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 MONTHLY MEETINGS FEBRUARY, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Step by Step to Completion, with Jennifer Mulligan

Are you mired in a mound of half-completed manuscripts or stuck in the middle of a novel you can’t quite finish? Are your notes scattered and all over the place? Accomplished screenwriter, Jennifer Mulligan, leads us in steps she follows to complete her works—steps that adapt to all kinds of writing. http://jennifermulligan.com/

NEWS FROM CAA NATIONAL

 CANADIAN AUTHORS SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM 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.

  

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION FOR CANWRITE! 2019 IS NOW OPEN!  

 Our next writers’ conference takes place at the beautiful University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, BC. Take advantage now of great savings at the early-bird rate, plus get first dibs on the on-site accommodations while they last.We’re putting together a fantastic program for you – check out the info at https://canadianauthors.org/national/canwrite-2019-conference/

  Not sure a writers’ conference is worth the investment? Check out  Why All Writers Should Attend Writers’ Conferences  and what past CanWrite! registrants say.

 

OTHER WORKSHOPS

 

BANFF CENTRE 2019 PROGRAMS 

 https://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/current-programs/literary-arts

 April 29 – June 1, 2019 Writing Studio

An ideal environment for artistic inspiration and growth, Writing Studio provides writers and poets with an extended period of uninterrupted writing time and one-on-one editorial assistance from experienced writers/editors. Emerging and mid-career writers seeking to develop a book-length manuscript are encouraged to apply. Apply by February 6

                    
June 3-22, 2019 Banff International Literary Translation Centre

This program offers student, emerging, and professional literary translators a period of uninterrupted work on a current project. Participants will work in a trilingual environment with mentors and peers, and a faculty of accomplished translators of French, English, and Spanish. Participants will also have an opportunity to consult with the author whose work they are translating.  Apply by January 30

July 1-27, 2019 Literary Journalism

This residency encourages the exploration of new ideas in journalism and experimentation in writing. This program is open to experienced fiction and non-fiction writers, journalists, freelance critics or curators, artists, and academics. Successful applicants will receive 100% scholarship and a $2,000 commission for the completed manuscript. Apply by February 27

           

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

 

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

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

8:00p ReadingsOpen Mic and Featured Readers

Now a monthly event

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Gary Geddes + Shannon Webb-Campbell

7:00p Workshop – with Shannon Webb-Campbell

8:00p Readings – Open Mic and Featured Readers

Gary Geddes has written and edited 50 books of poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, criticism, translation, and anthologies and won more than a dozen national and international literary awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Americas Region), the Lt-Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, and the Gabriela Mistral Prize, awarded simultaneously to Octavio Paz, Vaclav Havel, Ernesto Cardenal, Rafael Alberti, and Mario Benedetti. His non-fiction books include Letters from Managua, Sailing Home, Kingdom of Ten Thousand Things, Drink the Bitter Root and Medicine Unbundled: A Journey Through the Minefields of Indigenous Health Care. His most recent books of poetry are Falsework, Swimming Ginger, What Does A House Want? and The Resumption of Play. Geddes has a PhD from U of T and has taught at Concordia, Western Washington University, and University of Missouri-St. Louis and has been writer-in-residence at U. of Alberta, UBC’s Green College, Ottawa U. and the Vancouver Public Library. He lives on Thetis Island, BC with his wife, the novelist Ann Eriksson.

Shannon Webb-Campbell Montreal-based poet launching her new collection, I Am A Body Of Land. She Is a mixed-Indigenous (Mi’kmaq) settler poet, writer and critic currently based in Montreal. Her first book, Still No Word (2015) was the inaugural recipient of Egale Canada’s Out In Print Award. She was Canadian Women in the Literary Arts Critic-in-Residence in 2014, and sits on the Canadian Women In the Literary Arts board of directors. Her work has appeared in many anthologies, journals and publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, Geist Magazine, The Malahat Review, Canadian Literature, Room, and Quill and Quire. In 2017 she facilitated a book club-style reading of The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada at Atwater Library in Montreal; she also championed Carol Danie’s novel Bearskin Diary for CBC Montreal’s Turtle Island Reads. I Am a Body of Land is her latest book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, November, 2018

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (OTTAWA)

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NOVEMBER, 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)

 

is ba-a-a-ck! That’s right! The 32st Annual National Capital Writing Contest (NCWC) opens November 1, 2018 • Deadline is Friday, February 8, 2019

Sponsored by Canadian Authors Association–National Capital Region

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

Short Story: Maximum 2,500 words, unpublished, in English.
Poetry: Maximum 60 lines including title and blank lines, unpublished, in English. No Haiku.

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

NEW! Open to Canadian writers living in ONTARIO and QUEBEC. NEW!

Submissions may be sent via regular mail or submitted online.

Official launch November 1. Watch for contact details and guidelines on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanadianAuthorsNCR/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3475020491/

AND ON OUR BRANCH WEBSITE

https://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/

 

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, NOV.13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Marketing 101: Marketing for Writers, with Sarah Sambles

Whether traditionally or self-published, aspiring or established, every writer needs to know how to market themselves. This can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. In this interactive workshop, Sarah Sambles will demystify the marketing process, explore how to approach marketing as a writer, and introduce key components to an effective marketing plan. You will come away with the right tools to kickstart your own marketing plan.

If you have a question about marketing, send it to NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org in advance of the meeting so Sarah can prepare to address your area of interest.

BIO: Sarah Sambles is a local children’s fiction writer and communications coach with nearly 20 years’ experience as a marketing consultant. Her goal is to help fellow writers overcome their fear of marketing and gain the skills to successfully engage their target audience. Connect with her at www.sarahsambles.com on Twitter or via her Facebook page.

 

OTHER WORKSHOPS

 Packaging Your Imagination 2018

When: Saturday, November 10
Where: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria St, Toronto
Cost: CANSCAIP Members and Friends – $200, Non-members – $225
Info: https://www.canscaip.org/event-2649748

 

BANFF CENTRE

 

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

 

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

  Prairie Fire Short Fiction Contest

 Genre: Short Fiction Entry Fee: $32 (includes 1-year subscription to Prairie Fire magazine)

Deadline: November 30, 2018
Prize: First: $1,250; Second: $500; Third: $250
Description: One story per entry, max. 5,000 words
Website: http://www.prairiefire.ca/contests/2012-contests/

 Prairie Fire Creative Nonfiction
 
Genre: Nonfiction  Entry Fee: $32 (includes 1-year subscription to Prairie Fire magazine)
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Prize: First prize $1,250, Second prize $500, Third prize $250
Description: One essay per entry, Max. 5,000 words
Website: http://www.prairiefire.ca/contests/2012-contests/

  

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

 THE FACTORY READING SERIES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018;

doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm. The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs), Ottawa
above/ground press chapbook launch for London, Ontario poet Emily Izsak
launching Twenty-Five with special guest-readers: Sarah Kabamba + Sarah MacDonell
More info: http://abovegroundpress.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-factory-reading-series-emily-izsa

 

TREE READING SERIES at Happy Goat Coffee, 35 Laurel St. Ottawa (Hintonburg)
Tuesday, November 13 David Alexander + Jenny Haysom

8:00p ReadingsOpen Mic and Featured Readers

David Alexander  is the author of two chapbooks and a full-length debut, After the Hatching Oven, published this spring by Nightwood Editions. His poems have appeared in journals and magazines including Prairie Fire, The Puritan, The Humber Literary Review, and the Literary Review of Canada. He works for The Word On The Street festival in Toronto.

Jenny Haysom was born in England and raised in Nova Scotia. She completed a Master’s degree in English Literature at the University of Ottawa in the 90s, and has since worked for independent booksellers and the Ottawa Public Library. Her writing has appeared in a variety of magazines—most recently in The Walrus, The New Quarterly, and The Fiddlehead. A chapbook of poems, Blinding Afternoons, was published by Anstruther Press in 2017, and her debut collection, Dividing the Wayside, is due this fall (2018) with Palimpsest Press. Jenny was on the board of directors for Arc Poetry Magazine for several years, guest-edited a special issue of children’s poetry (2012) and was prose editor from 2014-16. She lives with her family in Old Ottawa South.

More info: www.treereadingseries.ca


 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

 

OUT OF TOWN

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Waterloo, Ontario

Wild Writers Festival 
When:  November 2 – 4, 2018  Where: 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON
Cost: $0 to $135  Info: https://wildwriters.ca/event/2018/