CAA-NCR LITERARY NOTICES FOR THE TWO WEEKS ENDING SEPT. 13, 2015

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Bi-Weekly Notices for the two weeks: Aug. 31 to Sept.13, 2015

 WRITING CIRCLES

 Writing Circles: Improve Your Writing

 Participate in a CAA–NCR writing circle, have your writing validated and improved by other supportive writers—it’s a lot of fun. Participation is FREE, to members. The cost is $75.00 per year for non-members. Members may join more than one writing circle.

Current Writing Circles (as of 2015):

  • Centrepointe Circle: Chapters, Pinecrest Mall (evening)
  • Downtown Circle: McNabb Community Centre, 180 Percy Street (the second Tuesday evening of the month just prior to the CAA monthly meeting)
  • West-end Circle: St. Martin de Porres Church, Old Richmond Road, Bells Corners (the afternoon of the fourth Monday of the month)

We have a Saturday morning, McNabb Recreation Centre writing circle coming soon. For more information or to join the writing circle, please contact Sharyn Heagle.

MEETINGS

TOPIC: A BEETHOVEN-LOVER’S GUIDE TO WRITING WITH PASSION

 Note: Due to renovations being undertaken at Mcnabb, we had to bump the normal meeting date to the 22nd of the month. Hope to see you then!

PRESENTER: Dr. Francois Mai   DATE: Tues. Sept. 22, 2015 TIME: 7:00–9:00 pm LOCATION: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. east of Bronson Ave.

 Dr. Mai’s presentation is based on his book Diagnosing Genius: The Life and Death of Beethoven (McGill-Queen’s UP 2007). Beethoven’s passionate nature was wonderfully reflected in his music and, through narration of some of Beethoven’s life experiences and playing recordings of selections of his music, the presentation will illustrate how Beethoven expressed those emotion in his music. Dr. Mai will recount stories about Beethoven or read extracts from his book and then play a selected piece of Beethoven’s music that expresses the emotion or feeling that goes with the story described, and discuss how he was able to translate that into the written word.

BIO: Dr. François Mai is a medical graduate of the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He obtained specialty qualifications in General Medicine and Psychiatry in Great Britain and spent most of his working life as an academic psychiatrist. Music has also been his passion, in particular the music of Beethoven. A competent amateur pianist, in the 1990’s he produced two CD recordings were used to raise funds for the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario. (His late brother David suffered from schizophrenia.) In 2007 McGill-Queen’s University Press published his book “Diagnosing Genius: The Life and Death of Beethoven” which describes the many medical and psychiatric problems Beethoven experienced, and the effects they had on his creativity. Dr. Mai’s website link is: www.francoismai.com. 

MEMBER NEWS:

 CAA-NCR MEMBER, Nerys Perry at OIW September meeting

Date: Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Good Companions Seniors Centre, 670 Albert St. Ottawa

Nerys Perry, author of “Man and Other Natural Disasters” will present Story Management – Getting it down and getting it done, on Thursday, September 24th. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm for socializing, coffee and nibbles, presentation at 7:00 pm. Members free, guests $10, discountable on purchase of a year’s membership.

 CAA-NCR MEMBER, JC Sulzenko to curate The Glebe Report’s “Poetry Corner”

 The Glebe Report monthly community newspaper will publish poems four times a year, beginning fall 2015. The feature, “Poetry Quarter”, will be curated by JC Sulzenko, Glebe poet, author and educator. They’d like submissions of poetry from: adults, teens 14 to 17 (high school students), or children 9 to 13 (about grades 4 to 8). We are open broadly to submissions from poets who live, work, study or volunteer in the Glebe or its close neighbouring communities. We are looking for poems with qualities that reflect the people in the Glebe, their sensibilities and their lives –– poetry of any kind, on any topic (within the bounds of public discourse). Poems should be original work, unpublished previously in any medium, and not exceed 30 lines in length. Email submissions to editor@glebereport.ca . Up to 7 poems at a time as a WORD .doc or .docx attachment. Include your contact information.

 UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

 ALGONQUIN COLLEGE SCRIPTWRITING PROGRAM

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 Algonquin’s graduate certificate Scriptwriting program still has some places available for this September. This exciting, 8-month program will teach you to write fantastic features, short films, television, play and digital media scripts.  All our courses are taught by professionals who are working writers, actors, directors and more. You’ll learn how the media and film industries work, how to flourish as a freelance writer, and how to pitch, network, and promote yourself.

You’ll have the opportunity to pitch your original TV series and feature film to top players in Toronto; all the major broadcasters, HBO/The Movie Network, EOne TV, Comedy, Space, DHX Media – and important film producers, distributors and screenwriters. Part of your one-act play will be read by professional actors in front of a paying audience in our Hothouse Play Reading Series.

In your field placement, you’ll get invaluable on-set and/or production experience that might land you a paying job after graduation. Besides the people you meet on your placement, you’ll personally meet most of the major forces in Ottawa film, television and new media when they come to visit our class.

More info: contact Lynn Tarzwell at tarzwel@algonquincollege.com and/or check out our site at http://www3.algonquincollege.com/mediaanddesign/program/scriptwriting/ our FAQs: http://www3.algonquincollege.com/mediaanddesign/program/scriptwriting/faqs/

OTTAWA SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL                        
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. FOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION VISIT www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines. Amanda Earl, Managing Editor. Check out 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            

RESOURCES FOR SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES                 

A list of UK submission calls/contests:

http://greyhenpress.com/index.php?id=1

http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/index.htm

http://www.flarestackpoets.co.uk/

http://www.goblinfruit.net/

http://www.bridportprize.org.uk/

http://www.mslexia.co.uk/index.php 

 Additional links to contests and submission calls visit Canadian Authors National Capital Region website here: http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-submission/

 OUT AND ABOUT IN SEPTEMBER

 Ottawa International Writers Festival events  writers festival logo

  •  Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 pm Centretown United Church, 507 Bank St. Ottawa, John Ibbitson on Stephen Harper, hosted by Andrew Cohen
  • Thursday, Sept. 10 at 5 pm, all Perth Bookstores, Perth 2nd Annual Writing Competition
  • Thursday, Sept. 10, 7:00 pm • Canadian War Museum • 1 Vimy Place, Book Launch: Unflinching, The Making of a Canadian Sniper, with Jody Mitic

 More info and later events: http://www.writersfestival.org/events

TREE READING SERIES PRESENTS A.F. MORITZ – FIRST EVENT OF THE SEASON

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015  8 p.m. Featured Reader and Open Mic
Location: Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank St. Ottawa

A. F. Moritz’s new book is a long poem, Sequence (House of Anansi Press). His poetry has received various notices, including the Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Bess Hokin Prize of Poetry magazine, the Ingram Merrill Fellowship, the ReLit Award, the Raymond Souster Award of the League of Canadian Poets. Three of his books have been finalists for the Governor General’s Award. His poems have appeared frequently in Poetry, Hudson Review, Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, Southwest Review, Hudson Review, American Poetry Review, Paris Review, etc.

More info at Tree Reading Series http://www.treereadingseries.ca/

 Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, Thurs. Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 13, Eden Mills, Ontario

 Festival organizers are buzzing with excitement and anticipation over our 2015 line-up. They’ve assembled an eclectic group of critically acclaimed authors representing a range of literary genres from fiction, poetry and non-fiction to memoirs and thrillers. With adult, teen and children’s programming, the entire family’s imaginations will be unleashed. More info: http://www.edenmillswritersfestival.ca/2015/

CAA-NCR BiWeekly Literary Events in the Nation’s Capital

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NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (NCR)
Bi-Weekly Notices for the two weeks: Aug. 3 to Aug. 16, 2015

Great news! Our new website is up and running. Take a look at http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/
NOTICE TO ALL READERS: Please send all submissions & event notices to Carol Stephen at cstephen0@gmail.com

EVENTS

SUMMER SOCIAL: A DAY IN THE COUNTRY chairs-fixed2

 Mark this date on your calendar before it fills!    
 

DATE: Sunday, August 16, 2015 TIME: 3 p.m. until the bonfire burns out

LOCATION: Sharyn Heagle’s country home 

TYPE: Pot Luck. Readings and attendee book sales

DETAILS: Everyone is welcome to bring a pot luck dish to share. Meet your fellow writers in a casual, congenial and supportive atmosphere. We invite you to:

  •  Read from your work, published or otherwise
  • Bring your books and give folks an opportunity to purchase a copy
  • Network, meet old friends and discover new ones

All are invited – CAA Members, Non-members, friends or family, 18 years or older.
Contact  Sharyn at 613-821-2485, or sharyn_40@yahoo.com to RSVP and for directions to her home. Bring a garden chair for outside relaxation, weather

MEETING

TOPIC: A BEETHOVEN-LOVER’S GUIDE TO WRITING WITH PASSION

Note: Due to renovations being undertaken at Mcnabb, we had to bump the normal meeting date to the 22nd of the month. Hope to see you then!

PRESENTER: Dr. Francois Mai
DATE: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. east of Bronson Ave.

 

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Beethoven (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. Mai’s presentation is based on his book Diagnosing Genius: The Life and Death of Beethoven (McGill-Queen’s UP 2007). Beethoven’s passionate nature was wonderfully reflected in his music and, through narration of some of Beethoven’s life experiences and playing recordings of selections of his music, the presentation will illustrate how Beethoven expressed those emotion in his music. Dr. Mai will recount stories about Beethoven or read extracts from his book and then play a selected piece of Beethoven’s music that expresses the emotion or feeling that goes with the story described, and discuss how he was able to translate that into the written word.
BIO: Dr. François Mai is a medical graduate of the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He obtained specialty qualifications in General Medicine and Psychiatry in Great Britain and spent most of his working life as an academic psychiatrist. Music has also been his passion, in particular the music of Beethoven. He was a competent amateur pianist and in the 1990’s produced two CD recordings that were used to raise funds for the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario. (His late brother David suffered from schizophrenia.) In 2007 McGill-Queen’s University Press published his book “Diagnosing Genius: The Life and Death of Beethoven” which describes the many medical and psychiatric problems Beethoven experienced, and the effects they had on his creativity. Dr. Mai’s website link is: www.francoismai.com. 

OTTAWA SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL  

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. FOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION VISIT www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines. Amanda Earl, Managing Editor. Check out 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            

RESOURCES FOR SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES                  

A Writer’s Guide to Canadian Literary Magazines & Journals http://blog.magazine-awards.com/2013/11/07/a-writers-guide-to-canadian-literary-magazines-journals/

At Poetry Ireland: Submission calls: http://www.poetryireland.ie/writers/opportunities/

For additional links to contests and submission calls visit Canadian Authors National Capital Region website here: http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-submission/

OUT AND ABOUT

POETRY READINGS AROUND TOWN     

Elgin Street in downtown Ottawa, looking north...

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COMING IN SEPTEMBER

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, Thurs. Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 13, Eden Mills, Ontario
Festival organizers are buzzing with excitement and anticipation over our 2015 line-up. They’ve assembled an eclectic group of critically acclaimed authors representing a range of literary genres from fiction, poetry and non-fiction to memoirs and thrillers. With adult, teen and children’s programming, the entire family’s imaginations will be unleashed. More info: http://www.edenmillswritersfestival.ca/2015/

Adult Authors: Lawrence Hill, Ann-Marie MacDonald, John Vaillant, Elizabeth Hay, Kim Thuy, Sean Michaels, Nino Ricci, Camilla Gibb, Marina Endicott, Jennifer Robson, Michael Christie, Plum Johnson , Kim Echlin, Anakana Schofield, Nick Cutter (aka Craig Davidson), Andrew Pyper, Robert Hough, Jocelyne Saucier, Neil Smith, Alison Pick, Russell Smith, John Jantunen, Pamela Mordecai, Karyn L. Freedman, Peter Kavanagh

Poets: Arleen Paré, Madhur Anand, Stan Dragland, Don McKay, Antony DiNardo, Barry Dempster, Ulrikka Gernes

Young Adult Authors: Alyxandra Harvey, Lesley Choyce, Bill Swan, Catherine Egan, Caroline Pignat, Megan Crewe, Norah McClintock, Caitlin Sweet

Children’s Authors: Jan Thornhill, Sean Cassidy, Carolyn Beck, Debbie Ridpath Ohi,  Eddie Douglas, Kari-Lynn Winters, Wallace Edwards, Ben Caesar

CAA-NCR Biweekly Notices for July 20 to Aug. 1 2015

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Bi-Weekly Notices for the two weeks: July 19 to Aug. 1, 2015

Great news! Our website problems have been resolved and the new site is up and running. Take a look at http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/

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EVENTS

 SUMMER SOCIAL: A DAY IN THE COUNTRY

 Mark this date on your calendar before it fills!  

DATE: Sunday, August 16, 2015 TIME: 3 p.m. until the bonfire burns out
LOCATION: Sharyn’s country home,  Osgoode
TYPE: Pot Luck. Readings and attendee book sales

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DETAILS: Everyone is welcome to bring a pot luck dish to share. Meet your fellow writers in a casual, congenial and supportive atmosphere. We invite you to:

  • Read from your work, published or otherwise
  • Bring your books and give folks an opportunity to purchase a copy
  • Network, meet old friends and discover new ones

All are invited – CAA Members, Non-members, friends or family, 18 years or older.

Contact Sharyn  at 613-821-2485, or sharyn_40@yahoo.comto RSVP and for directions to her home. Bring a garden chair for outside relaxation, weather

 MEMBER NEWS

 PHYLLIS BOHONIS BOOK LAUNCH WITH MOLLY O’CONNOR

 DATE: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
TIME:  2 pm to 4 pm
LOCATION: Rideau Valley Conservation Centre, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON

 Drop in and chat with Ottawa Authors MOLLY O’CONNOR and PHYLLIS BOHONIS.
Listen to readings from each of their distinctly different novels and enjoy some refreshments.

  COVER DESIGN COPYRIGHT © 2014 CROWE CREATIONS  COVER PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2013 MICK BOHONIS​TOMORROW’S PROMISE is Phyllis Bohonis’ third novel. Phyllis writes romance and suspense for a 55+ audience. Follow the journey of Jo Henderson who valiantly struggles to operate a family business in a male-dominated industry after the unexpected death of her husband.

 

When Secrets Become LIesLong-time writer of short stories, a successful memoir and several children’s books, Molly O’Connor is launching her first novel, WHEN SECRETS BECOME LIES: Sixteen-year-old Phillipa loses her parents to a tragic accident and while doing the necessary paper work discovers that there is no record of her birth—anywhere. Who is she?

 

 

OTTAWA SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL  

                
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. FOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION VISIT www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines. Amanda Earl, Managing Editor. Check out 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            

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: WRITE ALONG RADIO Deadline: July 31, 2015

 For Ottawa, Canada area writers of all  kinds. In conjunction with a grant from the Ottawa Wave Makers, Write Along Radio is very excited to be producing an episode of our podcast for writers entitled Home at Sea: Sentimental Stories from an Ocean in Crisis. AND we are putting out a call for submissions to the Ottawa, Canada writing community.

The focus of this project is to raise awareness of an ocean in need, by simply telling our stories and relating this big idea to personal experience.

If accepted, writers will receive paid compensation for their work of 150$/piece. Learn more and find submission details at: http://writealongradio.com/2015/06/home_at_sea/

 RESOURCES FOR SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES                  

 A Writer’s Guide to Canadian Literary Magazines & Journals http://blog.magazine-awards.com/2013/11/07/a-writers-guide-to-canadian-literary-magazines-journals/

 At Poetry Ireland: Submission calls: http://www.poetryireland.ie/writers/opportunities/

 For additional links to contests and submission calls visit Canadian Authors National Capital Region website here:

http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-submission/

PoMoSco Day 30: Click Trick, Blue Satori

Website-Badge-3For the final challenge, Click Trick, we were to use Adobe Photoshop or Acrobat (free trial was available!)

Using a digital image of the source text, paint over the text, obscuring lines until the remaining poem emerges.  We had a short tutorial by PoMoSco’s Jenni Baker, video shown here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T__RD1aDsPY

 

It took me awhile to figure out how it worked (never used Photoshop before…) with multiple rewinds of the video, but I was able to do it. I then made one modification using old standby program, Paint, to show that there were actually two pages to the text, not just one.

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English: Pleiades Star Cluster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My poem, Blue Satori, is shown here: http://www.pomosco.com/erasure/click-trick/blue-satori/ 

The source text is from  the poem, Van Gogh’s Starry Night over the Rhone. from Lupercalia, The John B Newlove award chapbook by Sean Moreland, a Bywords Publication, 2008 http://www.bywords.ca/  http://search.library.wisc.edu/catalog/ocn387771948 

Vincent van Gogh: Starry Night Over the Rhone ...

Vincent van Gogh: Starry Night Over the Rhone Arles, September 1888 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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