Category: Speakers

Linden MacIntyre
Announcing the 2015 OWC Lunch Speaker!

Meet Linden MacIntyre, our lunch speaker at OWC 2015! Linden MacIntyre is a co-host of the fifth estate and the winner of nine Gemini Awards for broadcast journalism. His bestselling first novel, The Long Stretch, was nominated for a CBA Libris Award, and his boyhood memoir, Causeway: A Passage from Innocence, was a Globe and Mail Best Book of 2006, and won both the Edna Staebler Award for…

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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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OWC, bursting with great news and much joy!

One of my all-time favourite wordsmiths is Nora Landry. We met several years ago at a creative writing course at Durham College. As she contributed her words to class each week, I found her writer’s voice so unique and refreshing that, suffice it to say, she had me from the get-go. She made me want…

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Deborah Kimmett
The OWC is proud to announce our Closing Speaker!

The Ontario Writers’ Conference is delighted to announce that the very talented Deborah Kimmett will be 2013’s closing speaker! Deborah Kimmett is packing 30 years of writing in her Spanks. Kimmett performs regularly on CBC Radio, on The Debaters, LOL and DNTO. And as well as Winnipeg Comedy Festival. She has written for TV, radio…

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OWC 2011: Andrew Pyper Explains How to Avoid the “Six Demons” from Possessing Your Soul

Looking back at OWC’s fabulous lunch speaker from last year, author Andrew Pyper.  

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The Impact of the 2011 Ontario Writers’ Conference Lingers On…

Last year, the Ontario Writers’ Conference presented their Cornerstone Award to The Griffin Trust for excellence in poetry. Internationally acclaimed writer Carolyn Forché was on hand to accept the award and delighted conference participants with a reading.   Patrick Meade was in attendance and remembers it well: “It was quite inspiring to hear Carolyn Forche at…

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