November 21, 7 PM
Weaving Fact into Fiction
Sarah Everts (she/her) is a science journalist and an associate professor at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication. She is author of the critically acclaimed book, The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration (2021), which the New York Times called “crisp and lively… an entertaining and illuminating guide to the necessity and virtues of perspiration.” Her writing has also appeared in Scientific American, New Scientist, Smithsonian, the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal. She spent over a decade reporting from Berlin, Germany before returning to Ottawa in 2019.
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!
December 12, 5:30 PM
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.