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OTTAWA

INDEPENDENT WRITERS

35 YEARS. OVER 300 MEMBERS. STILL GROWING.

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CALLING ALL BOOK LOVERS!!


Saturday, June 4th, from 12 PM to 4 PM

OIW OTTAWA Authors Book Fair

Centretown United Church
507 Bank Street

Come and support Ottawa's writing talent.

Over +30 local Ottawa authors will be show-casing and signing their books!

 

Are you an author?
Want to sell you books? 
We have a few tables still available.
Table Bookings are: 
FREE for OIW Members

$10 for non-Members

Book your table now

 

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Wednesday, June 22nd, 7 pm

REGISTER NOW!

Open Mic
Reading Night
at the
CLOCKTOWER
PUB & RESTAURANT


575 Bank St.
6:30pm to 9pm

Calling all OIW members!

 

Showcase your proudest poetry and prose during June meeting.

Readings are especially encouraged from our emerging writers. 

Friends and family are welcome!

Register now to attend!

COMING FALL 2022 

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"We tell ourselves stories in order to live." - Joan Didion

A big Thank you! to all OIW members who submitted. 

As we prepare for production, we are awed at the incredible talent on show. Over 40 members submitted stories, poems, essays. Well done Ottawa! We're still counting!

Stay tuned for the Anthology, available in Fall 2022.

Sunset Reading

OUR MEETINGS

MONTHLY MEETINGS

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.

CURRENT MEETINGS

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!

OUR MEMBERS
Meet a few of our writers

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.