Whether you are a brand new writer or have been writing for years, we invite you to attend The O’s Own Writers monthly meeting held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Osoyoos Arts Centre above the Osoyoos Art Gallery at 89th Ave and Main Street.
NOTE: Meetings for O`s Own Writers are suspended for the summer season and will start up again September 2017. Date to be announced. We will be meeting upstairs at the Osoyoos Art Gallery. All are welcome. Our focus this year will be publishing an anthology of short stories submitted by our members.
Since 2002, this group has been meeting and providing a welcoming venue where members can share their current work or get some practice writing about suggested topics that help the whole group improve their craft. A critique protocol has been established that allows the Writers to discuss work put forward in a positive, non-judgmental and helpful manner.
O’s Own Writers have taken on long-term projects resulting in two anthologies: Sharing the Well and Whispering Down the Well. Both books are still available for purchase.
There is no cost associated with joining the O’s Own Writers although we strongly recommend all members purchase a yearly $10 Osoyoos & District Arts Council Membership to acknowledge the use of the Arts Building for a meeting place.
Pop in and say hello!
Newcomers are welcome. No registration is required.
Up and Coming
Check our page from time to time. We will be trying to capture any upcoming events that might be of interest to the many writers in our community and surrounding area as well as identify new opportunities to participate in contests. We will also share new publishing opportunities in magazines, anthologies or other formats.
Please send your own trending news to email@example.com. We would love to include it! For current events and great writing tips check out our Facebook page frequently: O`s Own Writers
Upcoming Writing Contests and Opportunities:
Stay tuned for the short-story contest for citizens of Commonwealth countries including Canada in 2018 – the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. 2017 winners on their website – might give you some ideas!: Commonwealth Short Story Prize .
The prestigious and exciting CBC Short Story Prize 2018 will open for submissions in September 2017: CBC Short Story Prize
Glimmer Train is an interesting opportunity to have your writing read for a small fee and possibly published in a literary magazine. Refer to webpage for more information. This inexpensive, no-frills, topic-centered quarterly supports writers who are serious about creating meaningful literary fiction. In its 16 plump pages you’ll find what works for scores of accomplished authors, many of whom teach in creative writing programs around the country. Glimmertrain
Hugh McGillivray has started an online magazine, Mu Magazine (myoo). It’s focuses on areas around BC lakes including Okanagan, Shuswap, and Kamloops Lakes. They’re seeking contributors. Details of what they’re looking for are listed in the subsections under Contents at http://mumag.org .
O’s Owns Writers Accomplishments 2015/2016
All proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders Canada
Also available for sale at A New Leaf in Osoyoos and Tree to Me B&B near Keremeos.
New book of stories, Childhood Regained – Stories of Hope for Asian Child Workers hit the top seller list on Amazon.ca with 2 days of launch. Local author and O’s Own member, Eileen Hopkins, submitted the story, Seeds of Slavery which was accepted for publishing. Visit her blog link below to read more about this book and an excerpt from her story. Blog Post: Childhood Regained
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