Meetings

Come and enjoy our company. Our meetings are open to everyone.

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

We meet at the McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy Street, Ottawa, (see map below) except for the NCWC awards night, which is held at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Our meetings are FREE to Canadian Authors Association members or $10 for non-members.

Each meeting has a different theme, usually with a well-known guest speaker from the industry, or from a specialty field relevant to writers. We gather at 7:00 p.m. for a social time with refreshments, and then begin the meeting shortly after.

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2016-2017 Meeting Dates

Tuesday, September 20 (Note – this is the third Tuesday of the month)
Tuesday, October 11
Tuesday, November 15
December Winter Social – Sunday, December 4, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 10
Tuesday, February 14
Tuesday, March 14
Tuesday, April 11
Tuesday, May 9 – NCWC Awards Night – at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

30th Annual National Capital Writing Contest (NCWC) Awards Night

Sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: The Auditorium of Ottawa Public Library’s Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe Street

In addition to the presentation of the awards, finalists will be invited to read their entries. The winning entries will be published in Byline, and all finalists’ entries will be published in a 2017 Anthology celebrating the NCWC’s 30th Anniversary. We look forward to the friends and families of the finalists, and anyone wishing to support local authors, to attend and enjoy an evening of wonderful writing.


The McNabb Recreation Centre is at 180 Percy Street, Ottawa, ON. Percy Street is one-way going south, so take the Bronson Exit and travel north to Gilmour Street, turn left and then left again on Percy.

There is free parking, but it is a busy lot. You might have to be patient. On-street parking is available.
The McNabb Recreation Centre is an accessible building. Read more about their accessibility features: McNabb Recreation Centre

 

May – NCWC Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
30th Annual National Capital Writing Contest (NCWC) Awards Night
Sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The Auditorium of Ottawa Public Library's Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe Street

In addition to the presentation of the awards, finalists will be invited to read their entries. The winning entries will be published in Byline, and all finalists’ entries will be published in a 2017 Anthology celebrating the NCWC’s 30th Anniversary. We look forward to the friends and families of the finalists, and anyone wishing to support local authors, to attend and enjoy an evening of wonderful writing.