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!

2017 NCWC Results

POETRY
First Place: “Gunda” by Ruth Latta
Second Place: "Anne from Toronto” by Ruth Latta
Third Place: “Sunset (for Gwen)” by Gill Foss

Honourable Mentions:

“Too Long a Winter” by Lee Ann Smith
"Relay” by Lee Ann Smith
“A Small Grief” by Bev Chambers

SHORT STORY
First Place: “The Flower Seller of Agra" Shiela Jane
Second Place: “California Pure" Elle Wild
Third Place: “Extra Innings" Jeff Shiau

Honourable Mentions:

"Unexpected" by Barbara Wackerle Baker
"Night Swim" by Di Golding
"Distant Connections" by Julio Heleno Gomes