Category: OWC Process

The 2013 Ontario Writers’ Conference: working vacation? Why not!

As the OWC’s gatekeeper of venue and accommodations, I pride myself in vetting pricing that keeps our conference costs low, the savings passed on to delegates in their conference package pricing. Such was the case this past week when we pitted five area hotel/motel chains against one another to get our out-of-town conference attendees the most bang…

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5 Reasons to Support the Ontario Writers' Conference
5 Reasons to Support the Ontario Writers’ Conference

One You’ll achieve that warm, fuzzy, feel-good sensation you get when you support a volunteer-based, not-for-profit venture. Two You’ll get to enjoy the sound of praise (about yourself or your organization) in a three-minute tribute at an all-participant gathering during the conference (at the Platinum Sponsorship level) or be dazzled by the sight of your…

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The Ontario Writers’ Conference: Five Years and Counting…

Writers are some of the bravest people I know. I don’t personally know any soldiers – or policemen. I’ve known a few firefighters and they are brave, running into a burning building while everyone else is running out. But they don’t do what they do alone. Writers do. We face that blank page or computer…

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No Ask, No Answer

If you met me while planning our fourth OWC in five years, you might wonder if I was always such an outgoing, promotional creature. It’s been a long journey from the university student who shook so badly that she couldn’t get through a presentation to where I am today. And, you know, that conference tagline—word…

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