This is where we bring you some interesting news and commentary on activities and plans of the Ottawa Independent Writers.

November 20, 2019

The 2019 Ottawa Book Expo on October 20th was a wonderful display of work, including children’s literature, historical journeys, romance novels, graphic books, poetry, science fiction and fantasy. For most of the day there was a guitarist gently playing at the back of...

March 18, 2018

The Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors is now in its second year. This year, we have invited authors and publishers to submit works of full-length non-fiction that tell engaging stories about real people. The response has been tremendous. Twenty-five high-quality b...

June 11, 2017

Emma Hooper won the first-ever Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors for her novel Etta and Otto and Russell and James. The award was presented at the Third Annual Prose in the Park Literary Festival in Ottawa on Saturday, June 10, 2017. During the award ceremony, the...

May 17, 2017

May 16, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario

(For immediate release)

The Ottawa Independent Writers (OIW) is proud to announce that the following Canadian authors have been short-listed for the Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors:

Joan Crate for Blac...

May 15, 2017

We will be announcing the finalists for the Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors tomorrow (Tuesday, May 16) at the May Ottawa Independent Writers meeting at the Hintonburg Community, 1064 Wellington Street West. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The announcement will be at 7:30...

April 22, 2017

The Ottawa Independent Writers (OIW) has teamed up with the Wakefield Writers Festival to announce the Long List for the 2017 Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors. Be the first to hear who made the list at the festival's kick-off Writers Pride eve...

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