Events and Programs

Canadian Authors Association – National Capital Region (CAA-NCR)

 

Meetings

Come out and meet us!

The CAA–NCR holds regular monthly meetings September through May (except December, when we have a Winter Social).

Each meeting has a different theme, usually with a well-known guest speaker from the industry or from a specialty field relevant to writers.

More information about our meetings here.

 

Workshops

Workshops sponsored by CAA-NCR feature a well-known presenter from the industry or from a specialty field relevant to writers and provide for more information and advice than is possible in our meeting presentations.

More information about our workshops here.

 

Writers’ Circles

The concept of writing circles has been around since people began to write.

These circles have grown from a simple gathering of a few people sitting along the lake shore to more elaborate gatherings in church basements—and, yes, even bars and taverns! Many of these precursors were hardly as positive and supportive as our circles of today.

The Canadian Authors Association, National Capital Region Branch, supports a number of writers’ circles within our “catchment area”—which spans many kilometers outside of Ottawa and into the nearby regions of Québec.

More information about our writers’ circles here.

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.