2018 National Capital Writing Contest (NCWC)

31st 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 all Canadian writers.

The deadline is now past, and our judges are busy reading the entries. The finalists will celebrate their achievement on Tuesday, May 8 at the NCWC Awards Night. 

We hope that finalists and their friends and families will attend the event to be held at 7:oo p.m. in the AUDITORIUM of the MAIN BRANCH, OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY, 120 Metcalfe Street. Finalists will be invited to read their entries.

 


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

 

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.