Executive Committee

The Canadian Authors National Capital Region Branch is managed by an executive committee. All positions are volunteer.

Executive Committee Members

Chair: Arlene Smith

Treasurer: Frank Hegyi

Recording Secretary: Phyllis Bohonis

Membership Coordinator: François Mai

Program Coordinator: Debbie Rose

Branch Historian: Gill Foss

Byline Editor: Sharyn Heagle

Want to help?

Whether you have only 15 minutes each month or huge blocks of free time, we have plenty for you to do—from bits-and-pieces to mega-projects. Take a look at our tasks and choose any one according to your availability.

  • Take digital photographs at meetings and workshops.
  • Help us maintain Facebook and Twitter.
  • Distribute our email information.
  • Lead a writers’ circle in your area.
  • Help us with publicity through libraries, bookstores, learning institutions and media

Contact us to discuss how you can help. Keep in mind that we’re always open to suggestions.

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.