CanWrite! Conference

Registration is now open for CanWrite! 2017. Visit the national CAA website for information.

Event Registration

  • Learn what it takes to get your work published by getting advice from industry experts, including literary agents, publishing house editors, and publicists.
  • Find out how to take your writing to the next level through daily interactive workshops facilitated by bestselling and award-winning authors.
  • Connect with onsite editors and agents throughout the conference — Dive in, join in on or sit back and listen to conversations with these industry experts.
  • Gain practical insights and how-to strategies on getting your work ready for publication.
  • Network with writers from across Canada — Who knows? This may just be where you find your next pacing partner or critiquing companion.
  • Meet Canada’s hottest hits — some of this year’s shortlisted authors for the Canadian Authors Association’s annual literary awards will be onsite and ready to talk books.
  • Hear this year’s shortlisted authors read selections from their work at a special reading event.
  • Get inspired!

March meeting

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
TOPIC: Playwriting
SPEAKER: Laurie Fyffe
What makes a play different from other forms of writing? How do you get the characters to tell your story? What
exactly is ‘dramatic action’? And how does the playwright craft dialogue to serve both characters and plot?
It’s all about wants and desires.
BIO: Laurie Fyffe is a playwright, dramaturge, actor, arts administrator and Artistic Director of Evolution Theatre, Ottawa. She is a member of CAEA, ACTRA, and the Playwrights Guild of Canada.