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  • Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, this event provides an opportunity for local authors and others who enjoy good writing to discuss writing of all types (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic scripts, graphic novels, etc.) Members will have the opportunity to share their writing and exchange useful feedback. Possible discussion may also include ideas related to publishing written work.

  • Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    10:00am
    180 minutes

    18 sessions remaining

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre)and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss ideas about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.

  • A keyboard with letters spelling Pen & Paper Writers' Workshop

    Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre) and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss issues about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.  "Pen and Paper" is just a name.  Bring any medium you want. 

  • Thursdays, Feb 29, 2024 - Jun 13, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Do you love to write? Is writing the air you breathe, or is there ink in your veins?

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group is a collection of people who love to write.

    We meet weekly to read from text we have written on our own time during the previous week, and engage in other writing activities.

    This is not a class on writing, or a workshop for manuscripts. Instead, we are people who love to write and share our works. 

    There are those who mostly listen rather than write, those who write prolifically but only share with the group, and a broad spectrum in between.

    If your interest is in the love of writing, this group may be for you.

  • close up of a pile of books

    Saturday Mar 02, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join our interactive session to learn how to write compelling scenes for your stories. We’ll discuss how to leverage key elements such as conflict, goals, agency, and change to maximize the reader’s empathy with your characters. Whether you’re writing short stories or an epic novel, you’ll leave with practical tools and techniques for planning, writing, and editing your scenes.  

  • nanowrimo logo

    Sundays, Mar 03, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Municipal Liaisons of NaNoWriMo would like to invite you to join them for a monthly recurring write-in to help you keep up your writing habits during the months that are not November.

    Bring your pen, paper, laptop, ideas, write besides other writers and participate in challenges! 

  • Mondays, Mar 04, 2024 - Jun 03, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Join author Michael F. Stewart for an evening of shared writing, support, and constructive criticism from peers. No experience necessary, all forms of writing welcome.

  • Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Let’s play make-believe. Ages 6 to 9. Registration required.

  • Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Tell me a tale; it doesn't have to be true. Registration recommended. Ages 8-12.

    We will be creating stories through fun and games. 

    Register to ensure a spot. Drop-ins will be welcome on the day as space allows. 

  • Mondays, Mar 18, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group – Youth Program (SCWG-YP) is an extension of the adult program with the goals of: fostering creativity and literacy in the next generation, inspiring future writers, and preserving the art of the written word. 

    Participants are youth 13-17 years of age, unless granted an exemption. SCWG-YP participants and members meet once a month, on the third Monday of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm, for a series of lectures and writing exercises designed to achieve the group’s goals. The group is led by an adult member of the SCWG.

    Deliverables undertaken by the SCWG-YP include: 

    · Discussion on writing theory;

    · Practical lessons on writing;

    · In-session and independent writing exercises; 

    · Appraisal and workshopping of ideas, and

    · Guidance on creative writing and practical advice about publishing.