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!

May – NCWC Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
30th Annual National Capital Writing Contest (NCWC) Awards Night
Sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The Auditorium of Ottawa Public Library's Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe Street

In addition to the presentation of the awards, finalists will be invited to read their entries. The winning entries will be published in Byline, and all finalists’ entries will be published in a 2017 Anthology celebrating the NCWC’s 30th Anniversary. We look forward to the friends and families of the finalists, and anyone wishing to support local authors, to attend and enjoy an evening of wonderful writing.