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Ottawa Book Awards 2018


Update: October 17, 2018

And the winners are:


English Non-Fiction

Original Highways: Travelling the Great Rivers of Canada


English Fiction:

Dead White Men


Création littéraire :

Sept vies, dix-sept morts



The Ottawa Book Awards are just around the corner, and to celebrate the art of writing we are hosting a series of writing workshops.  Whether you are just getting started, or want tips on improving your writing or publishing your stories, join us!


From Manuscript to Bookshelf, with Ian Shaw, founder of Deux Voiliers Publishing.

Thursday, October 11, 6:30 p.m. at St-Laurent branch. Register for St-Laurent branch session.

Saturday, October 20, 2:30 p.m. at Stittsville branch.  Register for Stittsville branch session.

Thursday, November 1, 6:30 p.m., Orléans branch. Register for Orléans branch session.


Atelier de création littéraire, avec l'auteure Michèle Vinet.

Monday, October 15, 6:30 p.m., Orléans branch.  Register for this program.


Make Your Story Pop!, with author Marie Bilodeau

Thursday, October 18, 2:00 p.m. at Rideau branch.  Register for Rideau branch session.

Thursday, October 25, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnyside branch. Register for Sunnyside branch session.

Tuesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m. at Stittsville branch.  Register for Stittsville branch session.

Monday, November 12, 6:30 p.m. at Elmvale Acres branch.  Register for Elmvale Acres branch session.


How to Write a Short Story, with author Matt Moore

Saturday, October 27, 2:00 p.m. at Main branch.  Register for Main branch session

Monday, October 29, 6:30 p.m. at Hazeldean branch.  Register for Hazeldean branch session


Winners of the 2018 Ottawa Book Awards will be announced on Wednesday, October 17.  Here are the finalists!:


Ottawa Book Awards / Prix du livre d’Ottawa 2018: English Non-Fiction


Ottawa Book Awards / Prix du livre d'Ottawa 2018: création littéraire en français


Ottawa Book Awards / Prix du livre d'Ottawa 2018: English Fiction