Ottawa Romance Writers Monthly Events

Our members-only meetings are a discussion of Ottawa Romance Writers 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 Workshop

Be Better: Take Your Writing to the Next Level With NYT Bestselling Author Kristan Higgins

The enemy of “great” is “good”. In this comprehensive workshop, New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins discusses how to examine your writing with a clear eye and elevate everything from characterization to voice. We will discuss what makes a story unforgettable, and how to edit your own work until it shines.

This is a live zoom workshop with Kristan and a Q & A session will follow the workshop.

Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of 19 novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages and sold millions of copies worldwide. Her books have received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Kirkus, The New York Journal of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal , People and Booklist. Her books regularly appear on the lists for best novels of the year. Kristan is also a cohost of the Crappy Friends podcast, which discusses the often complex dynamics of female friendships, with her friend and fellow writer, Joss Dey.

The proud descendant of a butcher and a laundress, Kristan lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband. They own several badly behaved pets and are often visited by their entertaining and long-lashed children.

Date: October 4, 2020

Time: 2 to 4 pm, EDT

Please note that due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, this workshop will be held virtually via Zoom.

Reserve your ticket on Eventbrite!