What’s Up in Literary Events in Ottawa, December, 2018

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NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (OTTAWA)

DECEMBER, 2018 

 

Need more information on CAA-NCR, its programs or events?  Visit us at http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/

 

Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanadianAuthorsNCR/

Keep in touch on Twitter at: @caa_ncr

TO ALL READERS: Please send all submissions & event notices in the body of an email; (the text needs to permit copy and paste. Exceptions: Accompanying images such as photos and book cover) to Arlene Smith at NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org

 

CAA-NCR’S ANNUAL NATIONAL CAPITAL WRITING CONTEST (NCWC)

 

32ND ANNUAL NATIONAL CAPITAL WRITING CONTEST (NCWC)

 

Sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association–National Capital Region

Short Story • Poetry

$300 First Place • $200 Second Place • $100 Third Place

Open to residents of Ontario and Quebec.

Deadline: 11:59 PM/23h59 EST Friday, February 8, 2019

Submissions may be sent via regular mail or submitted online.

Entry Fees: Short Story: $15 per single story; Poetry: $5 per single poem.

Short Story: Maximum 2,500 words, unpublished, in English.

Poetry: Max. 60 lines including title and blank lines, unpublished, in English.

Visit: http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/ncwc/

 

 

CAA-NCR MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR 2018-2019 UPCOMING

 

Meeting start time 7:15 p.m . • A writing challenge at the start of every regular monthly meeting to engage those in attendance and to develop our writing skills. • A short reading by a member at the start of every monthly meeting to promote our writers and to inspire others with great ideas. LOCATION: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. Ottawa

More information on the topics for upcoming meetings on our website at CAA-NCR Meetings

 

CAA-NCR WINTER SOCIAL  

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Winter Social: A Warm Celebration of the Cold

At the home of Arlene Smith

An afternoon of feasting on the food and words you bring to share. As the afternoon progresses, we’ll create a collaborative writing project. What will that be? It will be whatever those in attendance shape it to be. Come and add your presence.  For more information, contact Arlene Smith at NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org

NEWS FROM CAA NATIONAL

 

Canadian Authors Social Media Expert in Residence Program Begins New Season

This unique program helps CAA members improve their social media skills and find new ways to engage fans and readers through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. We’re thrilled to have Catherine Saykaly-Stevens

back to facilitate the third round of this new Canadian Authors program.

Ready to learn more and sign up for the program?  If you’re not a member, check out the program at https://canadianauthors.org/national/social-media-expert-in-residence-program/

Already a member? Login to your member account, then go to https://canadianauthors.org/national/sme-in-residence-program/  or select it in the Members Only button droplist. You’ll be able to sign up if you’re new to the program.

 

SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

OTTAWA SUBMISSIONS

Links to contests and submission calls visit CAA-NCR website here: https://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-submission/

 To find many more contests, particularly the November, December and January listings visit https://canadianauthors.org/national/links/awards-competitions/

  

BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL TO CURRENT AND FORMER OTTAWA POETS                      

DEADLINE:  The 15th of every month for the following month’s issue.

Bywords.ca considers previously unpublished poetry from emerging and established poets for our online monthly magazine. We consider work by current and former residents, students and workers of Ottawa. We also publish poems by contributors to our predecessor, the Bywords Monthly Magazine.

We will pay $75 for previously unpublished reviews of 500 words or more of recent Canadian poetry books and chapbooks. Send your reviews as .doc, .docx, .rtf files to amanda@bywords.ca by the end of the month for consideration for the next issue of Bywords.ca. FOR SUBMISSION INFO: www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines.  Amanda Earl, Managing Editor. Ottawans & former Ottawans, we want yr poems. guidelines @ Bywords.ca #wewantyrbywords #ottpoetry #613local #submissions PRT  Bywords.ca’s literary events calendar here: http://www.bywords.ca/calendar/index.php with up-to-date info on NCR readings, book signings, writers’ circles, literary festivals, spoken word showcases & slams. Event submissions can be sent to events@bywords.ca

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

 FreeFall Magazine Annual Prose & Poetry Contest

 Genre: Poetry and Prose
Entry Fee: $25 (includes 1-year subscription to FreeFall magazine)
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Prize: 1st Prize $500, 2nd Prize $250, 3rd Prize $75, Honourable Mention $25
Description: Please see website for more details.
Website: http://freefallmagazine.ca/contest.html

 

OUT AND ABOUT IN TOWN: MEETINGS, BOOK LAUNCHES AND POETRY READINGS

  

TREE READING SERIES at Happy Goat Coffee, 35 Laurel St. Ottawa (Hintonburg)

Tuesday, December 11 HOT OTTAWA VOICES

8:00p ReadingsOpen Mic and Featured Readers

Ian Martin

Standup comic and first rate poet Ian Martin will Entertain.

Ian Martin is, by and large, bi and large. His writing has appeared recently in Bad Nudes, Plentitude Magazine, Pretty Owl Poetry, In/Words, rout/e, and Absolutely Orbital. Ian has released 4 chapbooks, most recently PLACES TO HIDE (Coven Editions, 2018) and YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO KEEP THIS UP FOREVER (AngelHousePress, 2018). When he’s not writing, Ian makes small video games and other projects. http://ian-martin.net/

 Leah MacLean-Evans

Surprises – of rhythm, language, grit

Leah MacLean-Evans writes poems and stories. Her work has appeared in Qwerty, Canthius, untethered, ottawater, On Spec Magazine, and elsewhere. She was the 2017 fiction winner of the Blodwyn Memorial Prize and the 2018 winner of the League of Canadian Poets’ National Broadsheet contest. She has an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan and is the proofreader of Grain.

Manahil Bandukwala

Everywhere poet – writing, editing – and reading for TREE

Manahil Bandukwala is a poet, artist, and writer currently living in Ottawa. Her work has appeared in Room Magazine, the Puritan, carte blanche, Bywords.ca, and ottawater, among others. Her chapbook, Pipe Rose, came out with battleaxe press in 2018. She is an editor for In/Words Magazine & Press and is on the editorial board of Canthius.

More info: www.treereadingseries.ca

 

The Peter F. Yacht Club annual regatta/christmas party/reading

at The Carleton Tavern (upstairs)

233 Armstrong Avenue (at Parkdale Market)

Friday, December 28, 2017

doors 7pm, reading 7:30pm

 with readings from yacht club regulars and irregulars alike, including Amanda Earl, Christine McNair, Frances Boyle, natalie hanna, Pearl Pirie and rob mclennan (and most likely some others).

Special Guest: Laurie Fuhr, launching her debut full-length collection!

readings! joyousness! baked goods! http://abovegroundpress.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-peter-f-yacht-club.html

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What’s Up in Literary Events in Ottawa, November, 2018

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (OTTAWA)

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NOVEMBER, 2018 

 

Need more information on CAA-NCR, its programs or events?  Visit us at http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/

 Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanadianAuthorsNCR/

Keep in touch on Twitter at: @caa_ncr

TO ALL READERS: Please send all submissions & event notices in the body of an email; (the text needs to permit copy and paste. Exceptions: Accompanying images such as photos and book cover) to Arlene Smith at NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org

 

CAA-NCR’S ANNUAL NATIONAL CAPITAL WRITING CONTEST (NCWC)

 

is ba-a-a-ck! That’s right! The 32st Annual National Capital Writing Contest (NCWC) opens November 1, 2018 • Deadline is Friday, February 8, 2019

Sponsored by Canadian Authors Association–National Capital Region

$300 First Place • $200 Second Place • $100 Third Place

Short Story: Maximum 2,500 words, unpublished, in English.
Poetry: Maximum 60 lines including title and blank lines, unpublished, in English. No Haiku.

Entry Fees: Poetry: $5 per single poem; Short Story: $15 per single story.

NEW! Open to Canadian writers living in ONTARIO and QUEBEC. NEW!

Submissions may be sent via regular mail or submitted online.

Official launch November 1. Watch for contact details and guidelines on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanadianAuthorsNCR/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3475020491/

AND ON OUR BRANCH WEBSITE

https://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/

 

CAA-NCR MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR 2018-2019 UPCOMING

Meeting start time 7:15 p.m . • A writing challenge at the start of every regular monthly meeting to engage those in attendance and to develop our writing skills. • A short reading by a member at the start of every monthly meeting to promote our writers and to inspire others with great ideas. LOCATION: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. Ottawa

More information on the topics for upcoming meetings on our website at CAA-NCR Meetings

 

CAA-NCR MEETING for TUESDAY, NOV.13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Marketing 101: Marketing for Writers, with Sarah Sambles

Whether traditionally or self-published, aspiring or established, every writer needs to know how to market themselves. This can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. In this interactive workshop, Sarah Sambles will demystify the marketing process, explore how to approach marketing as a writer, and introduce key components to an effective marketing plan. You will come away with the right tools to kickstart your own marketing plan.

If you have a question about marketing, send it to NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org in advance of the meeting so Sarah can prepare to address your area of interest.

BIO: Sarah Sambles is a local children’s fiction writer and communications coach with nearly 20 years’ experience as a marketing consultant. Her goal is to help fellow writers overcome their fear of marketing and gain the skills to successfully engage their target audience. Connect with her at www.sarahsambles.com on Twitter or via her Facebook page.

 

OTHER WORKSHOPS

 Packaging Your Imagination 2018

When: Saturday, November 10
Where: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria St, Toronto
Cost: CANSCAIP Members and Friends – $200, Non-members – $225
Info: https://www.canscaip.org/event-2649748

 

BANFF CENTRE

 

March 11-23, 2019  Spring Writers Retreat

This residency is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record seeking a period of dedicated, self-directed time to work on a project in any genre. Work away from the constraints of everyday life and delve deep into your creative project. Participants can request to extend their stay. Apply by November 28

 

SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

OTTAWA SUBMISSIONS

Links to contests and submission calls visit CAA-NCR website here: http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-Wsubmission/

BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL TO CURRENT AND FORMER OTTAWA POETS                      

DEADLINE:  The 15th of every month for the following month’s issue.

Bywords.ca considers previously unpublished poetry from emerging and established poets for our online monthly magazine. We consider work by current and former residents, students and workers of Ottawa. We also publish poems by contributors to our predecessor, the Bywords Monthly Magazine.

We will pay $75 for previously unpublished reviews of 500 words or more of recent Canadian poetry books and chapbooks. Send your reviews as .doc, .docx, .rtf files to amanda@bywords.ca by the end of the month for consideration for the next issue of Bywords.ca. FOR SUBMISSION INFO: www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines.  Amanda Earl, Managing Editor. Ottawans & former Ottawans, we want yr poems. guidelines @ Bywords.ca #wewantyrbywords #ottpoetry #613local #submissions PRT  Bywords.ca’s literary events calendar here: http://www.bywords.ca/calendar/index.php with up-to-date info on NCR readings, book signings, writers’ circles, literary festivals, spoken word showcases & slams. Event submissions can be sent to events@bywords.ca

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

  Prairie Fire Short Fiction Contest

 Genre: Short Fiction Entry Fee: $32 (includes 1-year subscription to Prairie Fire magazine)

Deadline: November 30, 2018
Prize: First: $1,250; Second: $500; Third: $250
Description: One story per entry, max. 5,000 words
Website: http://www.prairiefire.ca/contests/2012-contests/

 Prairie Fire Creative Nonfiction
 
Genre: Nonfiction  Entry Fee: $32 (includes 1-year subscription to Prairie Fire magazine)
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Prize: First prize $1,250, Second prize $500, Third prize $250
Description: One essay per entry, Max. 5,000 words
Website: http://www.prairiefire.ca/contests/2012-contests/

  

OUT AND ABOUT IN TOWN: MEETINGS, BOOK LAUNCHES AND POETRY READINGS

 THE FACTORY READING SERIES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018;

doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm. The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs), Ottawa
above/ground press chapbook launch for London, Ontario poet Emily Izsak
launching Twenty-Five with special guest-readers: Sarah Kabamba + Sarah MacDonell
More info: http://abovegroundpress.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-factory-reading-series-emily-izsa

 

TREE READING SERIES at Happy Goat Coffee, 35 Laurel St. Ottawa (Hintonburg)
Tuesday, November 13 David Alexander + Jenny Haysom

8:00p ReadingsOpen Mic and Featured Readers

David Alexander  is the author of two chapbooks and a full-length debut, After the Hatching Oven, published this spring by Nightwood Editions. His poems have appeared in journals and magazines including Prairie Fire, The Puritan, The Humber Literary Review, and the Literary Review of Canada. He works for The Word On The Street festival in Toronto.

Jenny Haysom was born in England and raised in Nova Scotia. She completed a Master’s degree in English Literature at the University of Ottawa in the 90s, and has since worked for independent booksellers and the Ottawa Public Library. Her writing has appeared in a variety of magazines—most recently in The Walrus, The New Quarterly, and The Fiddlehead. A chapbook of poems, Blinding Afternoons, was published by Anstruther Press in 2017, and her debut collection, Dividing the Wayside, is due this fall (2018) with Palimpsest Press. Jenny was on the board of directors for Arc Poetry Magazine for several years, guest-edited a special issue of children’s poetry (2012) and was prose editor from 2014-16. She lives with her family in Old Ottawa South.

More info: www.treereadingseries.ca


 THE OTTAWA SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR AUTUMN 2018 / 24TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in room 203 of the Jack Purcell Community Centre (on Elgin, at 320 Jack Purcell Lane).
General info: the ottawa small press book fair noon to 5pm (opens at 11:00 for exhibitors)
admission free to the public.  $25 for exhibitors, full tables   $12.50 for half-tables

(payable to rob mclennan, c/o 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9; paypal options also available
Note: for the sake of increased demand, we are now offering half tables.
To be included in the exhibitor catalog:
 please include name of press, address, email, web address, contact person, type of publications, list of publications (with price), if submissions are being considered and any other pertinent info, including upcoming ottawa-area events (if any). Be sure to send by November 10th if you would like to appear in the exhibitor catalogue. Contact: rob mclennan at rob_mclennan (at) hotmail.com for questions, or to sign up for a table. http://smallpressbookfair.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-ottawa-small-press-fair-autumn-2018.html

 

OUT OF TOWN

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Waterloo, Ontario

Wild Writers Festival 
When:  November 2 – 4, 2018  Where: 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON
Cost: $0 to $135  Info: https://wildwriters.ca/event/2018/

What’s Up in Literary Events in Ottawa, October, 2018

 

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (OTTAWA)

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OCTOBER, 2018

 Need more information on CAA-NCR, its programs or events?  Visit us at http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/

 Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanadianAuthorsNCR/

Keep in touch on Twitter at: @caa_ncr

 TO ALL READERS: Please send all submissions & event notices in the body of an email; (the text needs to permit copy and paste. Exceptions: Accompanying images such as photos and book cover) to Arlene Smith at NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org

 

CAA-NCR MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR 2018-2019 UPCOMING

 Meeting start time 7:15 p.m . • A writing challenge at the start of every regular monthly meeting to engage those in attendance and to develop our writing skills. • A short reading by a member at the start of every monthly meeting to promote our writers and to inspire others with great ideas. LOCATION: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. Ottawa

More information on the topics for upcoming meetings on our website at CAA-NCR Meetings

 

CAA-NCR MEETING for TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Short Story Writing, with Jean Van Loon

In preparation for the National Capital Writing Contest, Jean Van Loon will share the fundamentals of spectacular short story writing. Make your work stand out in the crowd.

BIO: Jean Van Loon has published short prose, poetry, and reviews in Canadian literary magazines across the country. Her first poetry collection, Building on River, was published by Cormorant Books this year. Her stories have appeared in The Dalhousie Review, The New Quarterly, The Queen’s Quarterly, Event, Room, Ottawa Magazine and Journey Prize Stories 19.  She holds a graduate diploma in creative writing from the Humber School of Writing and an MFA from the University of British Columbia.

 

OTHER WORKSHOPS

 BANFF CENTRE

 January 21 – February 9, 2019  Winter Writers Retreat

This self-directed program offers time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect, and re-energize their writing practice. In addition to a single room, which doubles as your private studio, you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers. You will have the opportunity to attend talks and performances, and meet with guest faculty to consult on your work.

Apply by October 10

March 11-23, 2019  Spring Writers Retreat

This residency is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record seeking a period of dedicated, self-directed time to work on a project in any genre. Work away from the constraints of everyday life and delve deep into your creative project. Participants can request to extend their stay. Apply by November 28

Apply by November 28

 

 

WRITESCAPE Turning Leaves 2018

 November 2 – 4, 2018, Fern Resort, Lake Couchiching, Ontario

 

It’s the tenth anniversary and Writescape is celebrating in style! Our guest author this fall is…

Andrew Pyper: Canada’s answer to Stephen King

Bestselling author Andrew Pyper’s books expertly explore the mysteries of the dark and disturbing. His short stories and novels have thrilled readers in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.

Among his many prizes, he’s been awarded the Arthur Ellis Award, the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel, the Grant Allen Award for contributions to Canadian crime and mystery literature, and been listed in The New York Times Notable Books and The Globe & Mail‘s 100 Best Books of the Year.

Andrew is also a dynamic creative writing teacher who routinely sells out his workshops. Enjoy a Friday evening fireside chat with Andrew and a Saturday morning workshop to focus on your skills and move your writing to a whole new level. More info:

http://writescape.ca/site/2018/04/turning-leaves-2018/

 

SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

OTTAWA SUBMISSIONS

Links to contests and submission calls visit CAA-NCR website here: http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-Wsubmission/

 

BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL TO CURRENT AND FORMER OTTAWA POETS                     

DEADLINE:  The 15th of every month for the following month’s issue.

Bywords.ca considers previously unpublished poetry from emerging and established poets for our online monthly magazine. We consider work by current and former residents, students and workers of Ottawa. We also publish poems by contributors to our predecessor, the Bywords Monthly Magazine.

We will pay $75 for previously unpublished reviews of 500 words or more of recent Canadian poetry books and chapbooks. Send your reviews as .doc, .docx, .rtf files to amanda@bywords.ca by the end of the month for consideration for the next issue of Bywords.ca. FOR SUBMISSION INFO: www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines.  Amanda Earl, Managing Editor. Ottawans & former Ottawans, we want yr poems. guidelines @ Bywords.ca #wewantyrbywords #ottpoetry #613local #submissions PRT  Bywords.ca’s literary events calendar here: http://www.bywords.ca/calendar/index.php with up-to-date info on NCR readings, book signings, writers’ circles, literary festivals, spoken word showcases & slams. Event submissions can be sent to events@bywords.ca

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Eyelands Book Awards 2018 Genre: Any Entry Fee: $30 USD  Deadline: October 20, 2018

Prize: Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on their website. Grand prize (unpublished books): Publication from Strange Days Books. See website for more.

Description: Eyelands.gr literary magazine, in collaboration with Strange Days Books, organize an annual international short story contest, which is the only international short story contest based in Greece.

Details: https://eyelandsawards.com/

 

CBC Short Story Prize Genre: Unpublished fiction between 1200 and 1800 words Entry Fee: $25 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry Deadline: October 31, 2018

Prize: The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books. Description: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are welcome to enter this contest. Details: http://www.cbc.ca/books/literaryprizes/cbc-short-story-prize-1.4090935

 

OUT AND ABOUT IN TOWN: MEETINGS, BOOK LAUNCHES AND POETRY READINGS

 

OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL WRITERS FESTIVAL EVENTS IN OCTOBER

EVENTS OCT. 1, 6, 18, 20 AND OCT. 25 -30

For more details, info on authors and locations see the link here:

https://writersfestival.org/

 

TREE READING SERIES at Happy Goat Coffee, 35 Laurel St. Ottawa (Hintonburg)

Tuesday, OCTOBER  9 FEATURING: Domenica Martinello + Quatuor Gualuor

8:00p Readings Open Mic and Featured Readers

Domenica Martinello

All day she dreams about sirens.  Domenica Martinello is the author of the forthcoming book of poetry All Day I Dream About Sirens (Coach House Books 2019). She was a finalist for the 2017 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, the winner of the carte blanche 3Macs award, and the recipient of the Deena Davidson Friedman Prize for Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Recent writing has appeared in Poetry Northwest, THIS Magazine, The Globe & Mail, Canadian Notes & Queries, Vallum, PRISM International, Lemon Hound, and elsewhere. Martinello holds an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Montréal.

Quatuor Gualuor  Vocal entertainabilities for audiential audiation

the Quatuor Gualuor is an Ottawaän repertoire sound poetry ensemble dedicated to providing optional vocal entertainabilities for your audiential audiation. it is ordinarily a quintet directed by cultural factotum/artcop jwcurry & has existed with a variety of personnel since 2oo7, currently consisting of Conyer Clayton, curry, nina jane drystek, Chris Johnson & Alastair Larwill, with occasional auxiliary. repertoire includes works by Antonin Artaud, Hugo Ball, Four Horsemen, Owen Sound, Mike Patton, Frank Zappa & members of the band. “Now That’s sound poetry as it Should Be performed” –Richard Truhlar at Intermission, “MESSAGIO GALORE take IX”, Toronto 2o12

More info: www.treereadingseries.ca

 

Canzine Ottawa 2018  SATURDAY OCT. 13, 2018   12 pm – 6 pm

Ottawa Art Gallery – Galerie d’art d’Ottawa

50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 0C5

 Hosted by Broken Pencil Magazine and 2 others

The festival of zine culture and independent arts! Presented for the first time in Ottawa in conjunction with the Ottawa Art Gallery and SAW Video! Join fellow zinesters, artists, and supporters at the first stop of Canada’s biggest zine festival! We’ve got tons of cool events planned, and much more!
Full Ottawa schedule: https://oaggao.ca/canzine-ottawa

COMING IN NOVEMBER:


the Ottawa small press book fair autumn 2018 / 24th anniversary event will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in room 203 of the Jack Purcell Community Centre (on Elgin, at 320 Jack Purcell Lane).

General info: the ottawa small press book fair noon to 5pm (opens at 11:00 for exhibitors)
admission free to the public.  $25 for exhibitors, full tables   $12.50 for half-tables

(payable to rob mclennan, c/o 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9; paypal options also available
Note: for the sake of increased demand, we are now offering half tables.
To be included in the exhibitor catalog:
 please include name of press, address, email, web address, contact person, type of publications, list of publications (with price), if submissions are being considered and any other pertinent info, including upcoming ottawa-area events (if any). Be sure to send by November 10th if you would like to appear in the exhibitor catalogue.

Contact: rob mclennan at rob_mclennan (at) hotmail.com for questions, or to sign up for a table. http://smallpressbookfair.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-ottawa-small-press-fair-autumn-2018.html

What’s Up in Literary Events in Ottawa, September, 2018

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (OTTAWA)

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SEPTEMBER, 2018

 

Need more information on CAA-NCR, its programs or events?  Visit us at http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/

 Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanadianAuthorsNCR/

Keep in touch on Twitter at: @caa_ncr

 TO ALL READERS: Please send all submissions & event notices in the body of an email; (the text needs to permit copy and paste. Exceptions: Accompanying images such as photos and book cover) to Arlene Smith at NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org

 

CAA-NCR MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR 2018-2019 UPCOMING

 Meeting start time 7:15 p.m . • A writing challenge at the start of every regular monthly meeting to engage those in attendance and to develop our writing skills. • A short reading by a member at the start of every monthly meeting to promote our writers and to inspire others with great ideas. LOCATION: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. Ottawa

More information on the topics for upcoming meetings on our website at CAA-NCR Meetings

 

CAA-NCR MEETING for TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2018

First Page Challenge

CAA- NCR Annual General Meeting

Seven writers submitted first pages from their novels and short stories to be evaluated by expert eyes. Join us to learn how to capture the attention of readers from the first page. Stacey D. Atkinson, editor, and Cyril Dabydeen, author and creative writing instructor, will give their feedback about the work.

BIO: Stacey D. Atkinson has worked as a freelance editor, editing fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, and she has written and self-published two novels. She completed an editing certificate program at Simon Fraser University, and now works full-time as an editor for Global Affairs Canada.

BIO: Cyril Dabydeen teaches creative writing at the University of Ottawa, and is a former Poet Laureate of Ottawa (1984-87). His work has appeared in more than 60 literary magazines and anthologies world-wide. He has done more than 300 readings internationally and was twice adjudicated for the Governor General Award (Poetry) and the USA Neustadt Prize for Literature (UOklahoma) in 2000.

 

CAA NIAGARA BRANCH

 Fifteen Stories High – Last Chance to Enter! 

 Genre: Short Story  Entry fee: $15 per story (non-refundable)

Deadline: Midnight September 30, 2018

Prize: First Prize: $300, Second Prize: $200, Third Prize: $100

Description: The Canadian Authors Niagara Branch annual short story contest (previously Ten Stories High) is now Fifteen Stories High and is open to all Ontario Writers. Stories can be from any genre but must be previously unpublished and remain unpublished until contest results are announced. Entries in fiction and creative nonfiction are welcome, with a minimum of 1,000 to a maximum of 3,000 words. For first Canadian rights, the top fifteen finalists will have their stories published in the branch anthology in March of 2019. Details: http://canauthorsniagara.org/short-story-contest-2/

 

OTHER WORKSHOPS

 Susan Hickman 4-week intensive writing course

Four fall evenings starts October 9. $129. Early bird discount of 10% for registering by September 11. Learn some essential tools of the trade for jumpstarting your writing or taking an ongoing project to the next level.  Course includes free professional editing of your work!

** ALSO, NOTE, for the first time,  she is offering an ONLINE COURSE this fall. Please email Susan if you are interested to get on the list, and for more information. Susan can be contacted at shickman19@gmail.com

 WRITESCAPE Turning Leaves 2018

 November 2 – 4, 2018, Fern Resort, Lake Couchiching, Ontario

 It’s the tenth anniversary and Writescape is celebrating in style! Our guest author this fall is…

Andrew Pyper: Canada’s answer to Stephen King

Bestselling author Andrew Pyper’s books expertly explore the mysteries of the dark and disturbing. His short stories and novels have thrilled readers in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.

Among his many prizes, he’s been awarded the Arthur Ellis Award, the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel, the Grant Allen Award for contributions to Canadian crime and mystery literature, and been listed in The New York Times Notable Books and The Globe & Mail‘s 100 Best Books of the Year.

Andrew is also a dynamic creative writing teacher who routinely sells out his workshops. Enjoy a Friday evening fireside chat with Andrew and a Saturday morning workshop to focus on your skills and move your writing to a whole new level. More info:http://writescape.ca/site/2018/04/turning-leaves-2018/

 

SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

 

OTTAWA SUBMISSIONS

 Links to contests and submission calls visit CAA-NCR website here: http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-Wsubmission/

 BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL TO CURRENT AND FORMER OTTAWA POETS                   

DEADLINE:  The 15th of every month for the following month’s issue.

Bywords.ca considers previously unpublished poetry from emerging and established poets for our online monthly magazine. We consider work by current and former residents, students and workers of Ottawa. We also publish poems by contributors to our predecessor, the Bywords Monthly Magazine.

We will pay $75 for previously unpublished reviews of 500 words or more of recent Canadian poetry books and chapbooks. Send your reviews as .doc, .docx, .rtf files to amanda@bywords.ca by the end of the month for consideration for the next issue of Bywords.ca. FOR SUBMISSION INFO: www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines.  Amanda Earl, Managing Editor. Ottawans & former Ottawans, we want yr poems. guidelines @ Bywords.ca #wewantyrbywords #ottpoetry #613local #submissions PRT  Bywords.ca’s literary events calendar here: http://www.bywords.ca/calendar/index.php with up-to-date info on NCR readings, book signings, writers’ circles, literary festivals, spoken word showcases & slams. Event submissions can be sent to events@bywords.ca

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

  Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest Genre: Poetry Entry Fee: $12 per poem Deadline: September 30, 2018 Prize: Two top prizes of $1,500 with one-year gift certificate from their co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $50 value), 10 awards of $100 each Description: The Tom Howard Prize of $1,500 goes to a poem in any style or genre, and the Margaret Reid Prize of $1,500 goes to a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Submit poems on any theme, up to 250 lines each.  Details: https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/tom-howard-margaret-reid-poetry-contest

Blydyn Square Books 2018 Publishing Contest  Genre: All Entry Fee: $25 Deadline: September 30, 2018

Prize: A standard Blydyn Square Books publishing contract for their upcoming 2021 publication list

Description: Beginning January 1, 2018, they will be accepting submissions of unpublished, full-length manuscripts (at least 50,000 words) in all categories and genres, both fiction and nonfiction. (Previously self-published books ARE eligible.) Details: http://blydynsquarebooks.com/2018-publishing-contest/

questions: eliot@blydynsquarebooks.com

Eyelands Book Awards 2018 Genre: Any Entry Fee: $30 USD  Deadline: October 20, 2018

Prize: Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on their website. Grand prize (unpublished books): Publication from Strange Days Books. See website for more.

Description: Eyelands.gr literary magazine, in collaboration with Strange Days Books, organize an annual international short story contest, which is the only international short story contest based in Greece.

Details: https://eyelandsawards.com/

CBC Short Story Prize

Genre: Unpublished fiction between 1200 and 1800 words Entry Fee: $25 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry Deadline: October 31, 2018

Prize: The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.

Description: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are welcome to enter this contest. Details: http://www.cbc.ca/books/literaryprizes/cbc-short-story-prize-1.4090935

 

OUT AND ABOUT IN TOWN

 MEETINGS, BOOK LAUNCHES AND POETRY READINGS

 MEDIA CLUB OF OTTAWA    

 Freelance writers Laura Byrne Paquet, Susan Hallett, Susan Korah and Peter Johansen will discuss the Pros and Cons of Travel Writing Today, at the next Media Club of Ottawa meeting, Tuesday, September 18. Where: Ottawa City Hall, 6-8 p.m. RSVP 613-521-4855. Cost/details: www.mediaclubofottawa.ca

 TREE READING SERIES at Happy Goat Coffee, 35 Laurel St. Ottawa (Hintonburg)

Tuesday, September 11 Heather Cadsby + Jessica Bebenek

 8:00p Readings – Open Mic and Featured Readers

Heather Cadsby “One hundred proof associative thought” –– Brick

Heather Cadsby was born in Belleville, Ontario and currently lives in Toronto. In the 1980s, along with Maria Jacobs, she produced the monthly periodical Poetry Toronto and founded the press Wolsak and Wynn Publishers. In recent years she has served as a director of the Art Bar Poetry Series. She is the author of five books of poetry. The most recent book is Standing in the Flock of Connections (Brick Books, 2018).

Jessica Bebenek Transdisciplinary artist and knitter of poetry

Jessica Bebenek is a writer, transdisciplinary artist, and recent graduate of Concordia University’s MA in English & Creative Writing. Her third poetry chapbook, Fourth Walk, was published by Desert Pets Press, Spring 2017. In Fall 2017, she performed “The Waste Land” at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, knitting poetry for twelve hours straight. She will be releasing a chapbook of knitting patterns for poems, k2tog, through Berlin’s Broken Dimanche Press in Summer 2018. She is currently completing a full-length poetry collection, No One Knows Us Here, and a non-fiction collection, Writing for Men. More info: www.treereadingseries.ca

 

EDEN MILLS FESTIVAL FESTIVAL SUNDAY September 9th

Noon – 6pm Advance tickets: $20 • Students $10 At the gate: $25 • Students $15 Free for children under the age of 14

SEE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: http://edenmillswritersfestival.ca/2018-festival/schedule-of-events/sunday-reading-schedule/