Category: OWC 2014

The OWC Experience: A Student’s Perspective

We just love hearing feedback from the OWC community! Here’s one of our 2014 student attendees, Jessica Webster, sharing her impressions of the day: “A world of words in all their magnificence. The Ontario Writers’ Conference is a gathering of the brilliant and imaginative minds behind the ink and was a privilege to experience. While…

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Our Far-Reaching Community of Writers

Ever wonder how far the OWC community stretches? Check out our interactive Pinterest board!     Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest!

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2014 Cornerstone Award to Douglas Gibson

Congratulations to Douglas Gibson, our 2014 Cornerstone Award recipient!   Douglas Gibson’s illustrious career began with his first publishing job as a trainee editor with Doubleday Canada in 1968. Through Editorial Director at Macmillan, he scaled the publishing industry’s ladder in the next decade. A few years later, he was lured to McClelland & Stewart…

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OWC Delegates Published in 2013-2014

Congratulations, published writers!   We love to celebrate our delegates accomplishments. If you missed it at our conference, here’s the list of OWC delegates who were published in the past year!   Is your name on the list? Share your publishing landmark in the comments. We love to see what you’re writing!

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Tweets from #OWC2014

Big thanks to all who attended and facilitated the 2014 Ontario Writers’ Conference In case you missed out on this year’s event, here are some terrific Tweets and pictures from conference go-ers (scroll through to see them all!): Tweets about “#OWC2014” If you’d like to see the Ontario Writers’ Conference in your Twitter feed, don’t…

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It’s Back! OWC’s Festival of Authors Less Than a Month Away!

A room full of book lovers; there’s no better company! Join us on May 2nd as we kick off our 2014 conference in style at our annual Festival of Authors!   The Festival of Authors is open to the public, whether you’re joining us on Saturday or not. Why not join us for a drink,…

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Story Starter Creativity Needn’t Stop at 100 Words

A little inspiration can take you places… Audrey Ksepka took inspiration from the Story Starters writing contest and ran with it – all the way to first place in Brownsville, Texas! Open to any genre, with a 1500-word maximum, Audrey penned her winning entry for the first annual writing contest at Winter Haven, from her…

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Guest Post: Anthony De Sa – On Connecting

Please welcome Anthony De Sa to the OWC blogosphere as he provides some inspiring thoughts on how to connect with your work-in-progress at any stage. With my latest novel, Kicking the Sky, the idea of connecting meant different things at various points in the writing process. Let me explain. I’ve had the idea of this…

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Announcing Terry Fallis as the OWC 2014 Closing Speaker!

The organizing committee of the Ontario Writers’ Conference is delighted to announce that the talented Terry Fallis will be our 2014 closing speaker! Terry Fallis is the author of The Best Laid Plans, winner of the 2008 Leacock Medal for Humour, and was crowned the 2011 CBC Canada Reads “essential Canadian novel of the decade.”…

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She’s baa-aacck…

Those who have met Dorothea Helms are already aware that she’s an award-winning, internationally published writer and pen-ultimately popular writing instructor; author of the highly successful book The Writing Fairy® Guide to Calling Yourself a Writer (now available on Kindle), and that, in her lifetime, she’s delivered some truly kick-*ss keynote speeches to light the…

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

In many ways September does seem like a new year, and to the members of the Ontario Writers’ Conference planning committee this feels like beginning to prepare for Christmas morning. Our very own Christmas morning – May 2nd and 3rd, 2014 – when we get to see the look on your faces – the sparkle…

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