ORWA Monthly Events

Our members-only meetings are a discussion of ORWA business, upcoming events, and the goings-on in the romance writing world (1:00-2:15pm). 

Our workshops are not always specific to romance. They cover the business of writing, craft, writer’s life, and research. Usually free for members and $20 for guests from 2:30-4:30pm (depending on workshop, see listings for details). Seating is limited, reserve your spot at Eventbrite.

Events usually take place on the first Sunday of each month at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centerpointe Drive, room 1A opposite the library (subject to change, see specific events to confirm dates and locations). 


June Social

For ORWA Members Only

Attend the ORWA social on June 9th, 2019. It will be our last official event until we reconvene in the Fall. The location will be sent out via the Yahoo Group and will be celebrated at our president’s lovely home in Manotick.


August 3rd 2019: Romancing the Capital Massive Multi-Author Book Signing

Our ORWA authors will be at RTC. Come see us at the FREE book signing – open to the public (no ticket required)! At
Holiday Inn & Suites Ottawa/Kanata (101 Kanata Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, K2T 1E6), from 3 to 6 pm. Learn more at the RTC website.


September 2019: Selling more books with ads on Facebook and Amazon

Do you know how to use Facebook and Amazon ads to sell more books? Have you tried using them but not seen any sales? The most successful indie authors are using these ads to sell new and backlist books. Get your tickets on Eventbrite.


October 2019: Meet Carina Press with Angela James

Listen as Angela provides insight into live reviewing this mock “slush” pile. You’ll hear why agents and editors stop reading, what they’re looking for in a submission, and some of the common mistakes they see as they go through their slush pile. Come to listen or come to get critiqued, but join Angela to discuss and review the slush pile you provide.
Get your tickets on Eventbrite.


November 2019: Writing the Happy into your Happily Ever After

How can an author ensure they’re writing a realistic and healthy relationship? Dr. Brenda Saxe will share her experience as a couple’s counsellor to talk about healthy vs unhealthy relationships and answer questions about how to make sure that our characters are set up for a truly happy HEA. Get your tickets on Eventbrite.


December 2019: Writing with others: Co-writing and collaboration

Our authors will share their experience with co-writing and other collaboration, including both successes and fails. Learn about co-writing advantages and disadvantages, strategies for success, making your voice consistent, what mistakes to avoid, how to know if you should work with another author, how to create a successful partnership, financial and legal aspects to consider, what happens if it goes wrong, and more! Get your tickets on Eventbrite.