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.

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