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). 


October 2019: Making It Real

Creating a fictional world can be a challenge, whether you’re choosing to place your story in the real world or one filled with advanced technology, fantastic powers or mystical creatures. Join speculative fiction authors Jenn Burke, ‘Nathan Burgoine, and Jennifer Carole Lewis as they share their favourite tips and techniques for creating a world that feels just as real to the reader as their own. 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.



November 16th, 2019: Fundraiser for Ottawa Romance Writers of America ( ORWA)

Join the ORWA authors at our paint night fundraiser where the proceeds will go towards ORWA special events. The fundraiser is open to anyone 19 years of age or older. Bring a friend, a spouse, or someone who is interested in just having a good night out with a friendly group.Get your tickets on the YAYMaker site..



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.