ABOUT OIW

​MISSION AND HISTORY - 30 YEARS OF SERVING OTTAWA'S WRITERS

Ottawa Independent Writers (OIW) was created in 1986 as a gathering place for people with a passion to weave fiction and non-fiction stories, write poetry and plays and string words together in a variety of other formats. OIW provides a venue where writers can share experiences and learn new aspects of their craft. We empathize with writers having trouble getting started and we celebrate with those whose works are published. Along the way, we give them the tools necessary to improve their work. Although the emphasis is on writing, we also focus on the business of writing, which includes finding a publisher, editing, cover design, promotion and marketing, networking and keeping track of finances. Writers who need help in any of these areas will be connected with members who can offer advice, or we can link them with outside experts. OIW serves the interests of all writers, from novice to seasoned scribe. Our members are involved in advertising, biography, business communications, children's literature, literary publicity, memoirs, translation, freelance writing, consumer affairs, drama, education, fiction and non-fiction, government, health, high technology, humour, magazines, music, mystery, journalism, novels, poetry, science, short stories, speculative fiction, speeches, screenwriting, travel and more!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SUSAN JENNINGS
PRESIDENT

MEGHAN NEGRIJN

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

VICE-PRESIDENT

GENA WATTEEL

SECRETARY
ROSEMARY BANN
TREASURER

GLADYS GALAY

MEMBERSHIP
DIRECTOR

BRIAN McCULLOUGH

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

JIM NAPIER

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

ADDRESS

Ottawa Independent Writers

Postal Box 39016

Ottawa, ON  K1H 1A1

 

Email: communicationsoiw@gmail.com

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