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Tim Wynne-Jones

November 25, 12 PM
A Man Walks into a Predicament

Characters are primarily revealed to us by what they say and do. No amount of description will bring them to life as vividly as a scene in which they have to respond in some telling way. In this half-day workshop, award-winning novelist and receipient of the Governor-General award for literature, Tim Wynne-Jones will look at ways that writers can put characters in revealing situations, before unleashing them on to the reading public. Tim's workshops always sell out fast to stay-tuned for the ticket release date!

Party with Sparklers


Holiday Party

December 12, 5:30 PM
Marconi Center

Join us for our annual writer's party where we get together to have too much fun, correct each other's words and have a poetry contest too! This year's event will be held at the Marconi Center, 1026 Baseline Rd. Words, wine and door prizes! Everything we need to celebrate the season. Come join us.

OIW currently meets on Zoom and in-person depending on the event.

For on-line meetings, a link is sent to paid members before the meeting.

We have a few in-person events as well to encourage members to meet, network, and share writing, and publishing experiences. Our Events page has all the details!

Interested in joining? Visit our Membership page to learn more. 

Sunset Reading



OIW holds nine monthly program meetings from September to June each year on a wide variety of writing related topics, normally with a speaker and plenty of opportunity for questions.


OIW gathers every third Tuesday of the month with presentations starting at 7 pm, lasting until 9 pm. The meetings currently take place on the Zoom virtual platform.
Visit our membership page to sign-up now!

Meet a few of our writers


Mike Young

Kirk's Landing

Mike was born and raised in Kirkland Lake, a small northern mining town with a nearby First Nations reserve. He grew up with a love of the north, even in the midst of winter, exploring the surrounding woods with his friends, and his grandfather. Kirk's Landing, a crime novel, was his first book. In 2016, he published a sequel, Return to Kirk's Landing. (1).jpg

Patricia McCarthy

The Crimson Man

Author of the wildly imaginative Crimson vampire series, currently consisting of (6) novels: The Crimson Man, The Crimson Boy, The Crimson Woman, The Crimson Time, The Crimson Crimes, and her latest in the series The Crimson Dream. The Crimson vampire series takes place in Ottawa, Canada. (2).jpg

Craig Munro
Bones of the Past

Craig has spent his life traveling and moving from one field of work to another. A voracious fan of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, it was only a matter of time before he turned his mind to creating a world of his own. The Bones of the Past is the first installment in the epic fantasy series - The Books of Dust and Bone. (3).jpg

Melissa Yuan-Innes
Human Remains

Melissa Yuan-Innes (Melissa Yi) is an emergency room physician. Her newest Hope Sze crime novel is HUMAN REMAINS. THE STOCKHOLM SYNDROME, a previous Hope Sze novel, was selected by CBC Radio as a best crime novel of the season.

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