Executive Committee

The Canadian Authors National Capital Region Branch is managed by an executive committee. All positions are volunteer.

Executive Committee Members

Chair: Arlene Smith

Treasurer: Frank Hegyi

Recording Secretary: Phyllis Bohonis

Membership Coordinator: Christine Beelen

Program Coordinator: Adrienne Stevenson

Branch Historian: Gill Foss

Want to help?

Whether you have only 15 minutes each month or huge blocks of free time, we have plenty for you to do—from bits-and-pieces to mega-projects. Take a look at our tasks and choose any one according to your availability.

  • Take digital photographs at meetings and workshops.
  • Help us maintain Facebook and Twitter.
  • Distribute our email information.
  • Lead a writers’ circle in your area.
  • Help us with publicity through libraries, bookstores, learning institutions and media

Contact us to discuss how you can help. Keep in mind that we’re always open to suggestions.

November meeting

Tuesday, November 12
7:15 p.m.
McNabb Rec. Centre,
Meeting Room B

Polishing Your Manuscript, with Nerys Parry

You’ve completed your manuscript and now you want to send it out to the world. Before you do, you need to make sure it is as professional as possible. Nerys Parry shares her expertise in preparing a polished manuscript.

BIO: Nerys Parry’s writing has aired on CBC radio and appeared in diverse publications. Her work has been shortlisted for the Kenneth R. Wilson Canadian Business Press Award, FreeFall’s Fall Fiction Contest, and the Event Non-Fiction Award. Her first novel, Man & Other Natural Disasters, was a finalist for the Colophon Prize, a Winnipeg Free Press’ favourite overlooked book of 2011 , a Typographical Era‘s top 30 Best Reads of 2012, and CBC Daybreak Alberta top five pick for CBC’s Prairies and North Contender Canada Reads 2013.