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.

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.