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.

May Gathering

Pitch Perfect: How to Write a Successful Query, with Barbara Kyle

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

via Zoom

Free to members of Canadian Authors Association

$10 for non-members

In this one-hour session Barbara Kyle will cover the following:

  • Overview: why a well-crafted query is crucial
  • Nuts and Bolts: How to structure a pitch perfect query
  • Tips: important Do’s and Don’ts
  • Query Examples: the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • The In-Person Pitch: tips for pitching agents and/or editors face-to-face at writers conferences
  • Q&A session

Contact: NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org

 

 

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