Study & Interest Groups

 
Fitness, Physical
Focus on GWI: Empowerment Through Education
Games 
History
Movies and Theatre
Ottawa Little Theatre

Welcome to the CFUW-Ottawa Study & Interest Groups! Diplomatic Hospitality, and HIPPY groups can be found on the External Outreach Groups page.

Browse the monthly schedule of activities.

If members or non-members have any questions, please contact the Study & Interest Group Convenor at studyinterestgroups@cfuw-ottawa.org.  Members can contact Group Convenors directly by going to the Member-Only Section and selecting Group Convenors Contact Info.


Art

National Gallery Study Group (Fee)

From October to April, two tours of the National Gallery will be held on the last Wednesday, one at 10:00 a.m. and one at 11:00 a.m. Friends of the Gallery - $40, non-friends- $100.

Update: Our meetings will continue to be the last Wednesday of the month.  These meetings will be conducted by Zoom until the new year or when the Gallery re-opens with a viable option.

These meetings will be focused on active group participation to encourage making new friends while discovering new aspects of art.   

In January, in consultation with participating members, the program will be re-assessed.

There will be no charge for members until we resume actual Gallery Tours.

Last Wednesday (except December), 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.


Book Clubs

Literature Study Groups 


Group I

We have been successfully meeting on zoom and will continue with this format beginning in October.  While we wait for everyone to assemble, we enjoy casual conversation.  Once everyone is present, we have a brief business meeting.  Each month a different member of the club presents a short description of the author.  She then poses a question to start the discussion.  We have been using this format since last season and found it very successful.

The following are the books we have chosen for 2020- 2021

2019 - 2020 Book List

October, Educated by Tara Westover

November, Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper

December, Theodor's Choice by Ingrid McCarthy

January, Sweetland by Michael Crummy

February, The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michael                 Richardson

March, Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

April, Jane Austin Society by Natalie Jenner

May, Rules of Civility by Amy Towles 

June, Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay

2nd Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.


Group II

This group is composed of women who love passing on insights about books, sharing afternoon snacks and connecting with each other. We tend to concentrate on fiction, but always vote to include at least one non-fiction selection. The requirements to join us are that you like to read, will read the chosen book before we meet, enjoy the company of other women and can be flexible in these uncertain times. 

2020-2021 Reading List

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Where the Crawdads Sing

A Gentleman in Moscow

The Last Train to Istanbul

Akin

A Man Called Ove

Miss Miles

The Cleaner of Chartres

Zoom Meetings initially, adjusting with members' approval to in person meetings using OPH guidelines

2nd Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.


Group III

Literature Group III meets on the third Tuesday evening of the month at 7:30 at various women’s homes.  This group is for women who live east of Bronson Ave.  We read an eclectic mix of books including classic, prize winners, and books recommended by friends. We make sure all the the books are available (in various forms) at the Ottawa Public Library.  Come join us and find out the interesting selection of books we are reading this year!


Books for 2020-21:

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley;
  • Black Like Me by John Griffin;
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo;
  • The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole;
  • Belgravia by Julian Fellowes;
  • This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankle;
  • Warlight by Michael Ondaatje;
  • The Right to be Cold by Sheila Watt Cloutier;
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens;
  • The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Zoom initially, adjusting to in person using OPH guidelines and with member agreement.

3rd Tuesday, 7:30pm

Group IV

Our group meets monthly at 1:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. We have a list of eight books to read during the year, and each month one member reviews a book, with discussion following. The meetings are held in members' homes, and we begin with light refreshments. 

Books for 2020-21:
  • Island of Sea Women by Lisa See;
  • My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferranti;
  • The Innocents by Michael Crummey;
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens;
  • Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell;
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah;
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng;
  • American Dirt by Jeannine Cummins

Zoom meetings initially, adjusting, with members’ approval, to in person meetings using OPH guidelines.

2nd Thursday, 1:00 p.m.


Group V

We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm at one of our members' homes to share refreshments and discuss the chosen book. The books are chosen by the members in May for the following year.  Our group chooses books from a wide genre of fiction, non fiction, mysteries, classic and modern. Each month a member of the group reviews one of the books and we all contribute to a lively discussion with a variety of viewpoints. 

Zoom meetings initially, adjusting, with members’ approval, to in person meetings using OPH guidelines.

2nd Tuesday, 1:00pm


Group VI

This group is for those members living west of Bronson Ave. who are seeking an evening book group. We meet 9 times a year in members' homes. Our evenings begin with refreshments and time to socialize. A member then reviews the chosen book and this is followed by a group discussion. Books for the following year are chosen at a pot-luck dinner in June.

Books for 2020-21:

  • September: Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan;
  • October: In The Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende;
  • November: The Huntress by Kate Quinn;
  • January: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Order undecided:

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein;
  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins;
  • Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi;
  • The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre

Zoom meetings initially, adjusting, with members’ approval, to in person meetings using OPH guidelines.

3rd Tuesday evening, 7:15 p.m.


La Literati - Group VII

Lively discussions, and fun bring this group together on Zoom until meetings in homes are possible.  The wide variety of interests in the group are reflected in the member’s choice of books:  fiction and nonfiction; classic and modern; serious and comic.  Each member presents their chosen book and leads a discussion of varying opinions. Books are chosen in the spring.

Books for 2020-21:

  • The Innocents by Michael Crummey;
  • Random Passage by Bernice Morgan;
  • From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis by Jesse Thistle;
  • Map of Glass by Jane Urquhart;
  • Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carré;
  • Paris Hours by Alex George;
  • Here the Dark by David Bergen;
  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

Zoom meetings initially, adjusting, with members’ approval, to in person meetings using OPH guidelines.

3rd Thursday evening, 7:00 pm


Crime Fiction Book Club 
The group moves into its fourth year introducing our readers to a wide range of crime/mystery authors and the sub-genres. We meet monthly at the Alta Vista Library, 2516 Alta Vista Drive. Each month a member will present a chosen book followed by discussion and exchange of related information (book events, new titles, books read, etc.). Tea and friendship also promised.

We will try meeting in person if OPL reopens. Alternate will be ZOOM.

4th Wednesday, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m

Historical Fiction Book Club
We read literate historical fiction, non-fiction, and biographies that cover a wide variety of countries and time periods; historical romance will not be considered.  A brief presentation precedes the discussion and may include biographical information about the author and/or the historical context in which the story is placed.  We meet downstairs at the Sunnyside Library, 1049 Bank St, but for the foreseeable future we will use Zoom for our meetings. Fee $20. 

Reading List

  • A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
  • A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
  • The Lost Girls of Paris, Pam Jenoff
  • The Spy and the Traitor, Ben Macintyre
  • The Island of Sea Women, Lisa See
  • The Only Woman in the Room, Marie Benedict
  • Madame Fourcade’s Secret War, Lynne Olson
  • The Stationery Shop, Mayan Kamali
  • The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson


Zoom meetings initially, adjusting, with members’ approval, to in person meetings using OPH guidelines.

2nd Tuesday evening, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
                                                                                                                                                                           

Canadiana
This group meets to learn about a broad range of Canadian topics from antiques to art, from social history to contemporary issues.  Like the topics, the format varies but usually it includes a guest speaker or an interactive project lead by a member of the group, followed by tea and discussion.

If interested, kindly sign up and you will be contacted when the group is making plans to meet. We plan to meet in person using OPH guidelines and with member agreement.

3rd Monday, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

                         
    
Cuisine


Couples Gourmet

This is a couples' and singles dinner group that meets for dinner at members' homes six or seven times a year, usually on the third Saturday of the month. Hosts meet to decide on the menu and assign the recipes to those who are to dine. They vary from gourmet to pot luck dinners.  Hostesses need not cook. All expenses are shared equally.  The season begins with a Cocktail Party and ends with a BBQ or Cocktail Party.  Join our festive and fun group.

If interested, kindly sign up and you will be contacted when the group is making plans to meet. We plan to meet in person using OPH guidelines and with member agreement.

3rd Saturday, evening (or Sunday if preferred by a group)



Tea, Dessert and Conversation (Dining Out)
This group will function as "Zoom Tea, Dessert and Conversation" until dining out is possible again.

This group enjoys fine dining at Ottawa area restaurants. Reservations are arranged by rotating members of the group.  We try out new and trendy restaurants as well as old favourites.

2nd Wednesday of the month, evening  6:30 p.m.


Supper Club

The Supper Club is a casual dining experience organized by rotating members of the group. Meet new people and enjoy good conversation.

If interested, kindly sign up and you will be contacted when the group is making plans to meet. We plan to meet in person using OPH guidelines and with member agreement.

4th Wednesday at supper time, 6:30 p.m.


Easy Gourmet (Fee)

We will meet via Zoom to pursue pleasant, focused gastronomic activities such as small sub-groups preparing items ahead and sharing and discussing the recipes, sharing recipes from our CoVid lock down, exchanging information on cooking methods or tools, sharing favourite wine suggestions, places to purchase ingredients, unusual foods, etc.

Zoom initially, adjusting to in person using OPH guidelines and with member agreement.

1st Wednesday, evening.


International Cuisine (Fee)
Group I

International Cuisine I will meet throughout the fall and winter! Although we will not be able to enjoy a meal together for a while, we will meet electronically each month to discuss a culinary theme of interest. The first meeting will take place October 7th at 7 pm where we will share ideas and make plans for 3 - 4 months. Possible ideas for our virtual meetings include:

  • a small group of 2 or 3 will choose a country or region and lead a discussion on the cuisine and possible menus and recipes;
  • a member will give a demo or talk about a cooking technique or a piece of equipment such as a air fryer, sharing her experience and expertise.

All suggestions and new members are welcome at our planning meeting in October. Please join us!

Zoom meetings initially, adjusting, with members’ approval, to in person meetings using OPH guidelines.

1st Wednesday, evening

Group II
Due to Covid the group implemented monthly Zoom meetings. Themes have and will include Bread Making, Cold Soups, A Master Class, and Preserves to name a few.  In the fall we will cover Thanksgiving (Pies), Dijon Mustard and Christmas (Baking).

Next year the group plans to focus on books related to food. The following are some titles being considered:

  • The Flavour Principle, Lucy Waverman; 
  • The Rituals of Dinner, Margaret Visser; 
  • Save Me the Plums, Ruth Reichl; 
  • The Poison Squad, One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade, Deborah Blum; 
  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses, Tom Standage; 
  • Julie and Julia, Julie Powell; 
  • Our Daily Bread, D.C. Noel Vietmeyer;
  • The Taste of Longing: Ethel Mulvany and her Starving Prisoners of War Cook Book, Suzanne Evans.

Each member of the group is responsible for organizing a meeting. 

Zoom meetings initially, adjusting, with members’ approval, to in person meetings using OPH guidelines.

1st Wednesday, evening


Lunching Out
If interested, kindly sign up and you will be contacted when the group is making plans to meet. Until the time when it is safe to lunch together in restaurants, there will be “lunch and chat” meetings via zoom so members can socialize virtually.


3rd Tuesday, 12:00 noon


Sunday Brunch

On the 1st Sunday of the month from October to June (excluding December) a very social group of CFUW members meet to chat and try out the brunch at local restaurants both new and old favourites.  Reservations are arranged by the convenor or by members of the group.  We meet at 11:00 a.m. and depending on whether it is a buffet or a served meal, we usually finish by 1:30 to 2:00.


If interested, kindly sign up and you will be contacted when the group is making plans to meet. We plan to meet in person using OPH guidelines and with member agreement.

1st Sunday of the month, 11:00 a.m.

Environment

Environment Action
Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the challenges facing our planet, this group hopes to adopt a more purposeful attitude. Our aim is to learn from experts about how and why our environment is changing, and then to consider developments in Canada and elsewhere that promise to counteract global warming, reduce environmental pollution, or mitigate the loss of biodiversity. While informing ourselves in this way, we can also discover how to be advocates, learning whom to approach and how to argue for positive change. We can share ideas on how to take effective steps as individuals and within groups.

During each 90-minute meeting we shall limit our discussion to one specific topic.

Zoom meetings initially, adjusting, with members’ approval, to in person meetings using OPH guidelines.

2nd or 3rd Monday of the month, from 1:30 - 3:00 PM

                                                                                                             

Exploring Indigenous Education
Statistics and news reports seem to indicate that our current educational systems are failing many indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Metis) students. The challenges indigenous students face are many and complex, yet there are also stories of achievement and accomplishment. In its information-gathering stage, this external outreach group will meet monthly to report on research members have undertaken and to hear from a variety of speakers – Indigenous community members, educators, government representatives – to help us understand the current educational environment for indigenous students and possible pathways for enhancing opportunities for these young people so that they may realize their potential and make a contribution to their communities and country. With this foundation, our medium-term objective will be to identify a specific education project in Ontario that we may support in partnership with local educators and indigenous leaders. 

If interested, kindly sign up and you will be contacted when the group is making plans to meet. We plan to meet in person using OPH guidelines and with member agreement.

4th Friday, 12:30-2:30 pm

Fitness, Physical                

Gatineau Trails - Year-round Outdoor Activities - Hike, XC Ski, Cycle

The Gatineau Trails group offers members weekly outdoor activities including hiking in the fall and spring and cross country skiing in the winter.   Informal cycling outings also occur in the summer.   Members can join in some or all of the activities with no obligation to attend any.   All levels of experience are welcome.  Information about the hike or cross-country ski outing will be sent to all members of Gatineau Trails via an email message. Weekly emails are sent out on Sundays announcing the time and location of the Tuesday outing.

There is a $7 activity fee to become a member of Gatineau Trails.  Members are responsible for getting their own Gatineau Park Ski Passes.

New members are always welcome!  Join us for fun, fitness, and friendship in the great outdoors!  For more information click here.

For the 2020-2021 season, all members will be asked to maintain the 2 meter physical distancing requirements on all outings.

Weekly, Tuesdays 

                   

Skiing-Downhill
We are a very small informal group of about 20 to 25 members who meet every Friday during the winter to ski at Camp Fortune.  Our group includes intermediate to expert skiers and is committed to a healthy use of winter and good conversation on the lift.

Weekly, Friday mornings

Snowshoeing in the Wild

Snowshoes + Energy + Love of the Outdoors & the Wild = Fun Adventures! 

Bring your snowshoes for a two hour walk on ungroomed trails around Ottawa and Gatineau.  Following this, enjoy a well-earned coffee or lunch together.

Every snowy Saturday morning, 10am to 1:00pm

              

Focus on GWI

Graduate Women International (GWI), our international arm, advocates for women's rights, equality and empowerment through access to quality secondary and tertiary education. GWI works toward a world where 100% of girls and women achieve education beyond primary school. Members are able to design the group’s activities for the year. We work to understand the reality of education for girls and women in other countries and at the broad international level. Members strive to keep up to date on issues that deserve our attention and understanding and then lead a discussion. We share this knowledge with our membership through the Capital Carillon ‘Do You Know Who We Are’ articles and on this website.

GWI Advocacy and Projects: Reports and Information

GWI UN representatives - Full report on meetings held online: click here.

To watch a video of a Flashmob initiated by one of our GWI representatives as a side event to the International Day of the Girl Child 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland, click here

GWI's Bina Roy Partners in Development Projects PowerPoint presentation: click here.

Members will meet by ZOOM or in the home of a member at various times when issues arise.


Games

Bridge

Social Duplicate Bridge

Knowledge of bridge is required, but the emphasis is on a “Social” afternoon at the Sandy Hill Community Centre.

If interested, kindly sign up and you will be contacted when the group is making plans to meet. We plan to meet in person using OPH guidelines, facility availability and with member agreement. 

Weekly, Wednesday afternoons , 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. except the last Wednesday of the Month 

Couples - Duplicate
If interested, kindly sign up and you will be contacted when the group is making plans to meet. We plan to meet in person using OPH guidelines, facility availability and with member agreement.

2nd Friday, evening

Couples - Regular

1st Saturday, evening

Non-duplicate - Mondays 

Alternating Monday afternoons

Bridge Base Online meetings initially, adjusting, with members’ approval, to in-person meetings using OPH guidelines.


Mah-Jong
Mahjong is a game played with tiles, typically with four players around a table. The goal is to complete your hand before other players. There is no universal version of the game, but once the basic procedure is understood, players find no difficulty in adapting their game to another set of rules. In the CFUW group, we play a version of mahjong that originated in Hong Kong and while it is different from the American mahjong that many are familiar with, our rules will be easy to pick up. It is a game that can be challenging and mentally stimulating, but it is the chance to be social and enjoy each others' company that makes mahjong particularly fun. Whether you've played before or not, all levels of experience are welcome!

If interested, kindly sign up and you will be contacted when the group is making plans to meet. We plan to meet in person using OPH guidelines, facility availability and with member agreement.

Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.


Modern Board Games

Anyone tired of Monopoly or Clue, cribbage or backgammon?  Join the new Modern Board Games group. The purpose of this group is to learn and play the newer games on the market, to challenge our minds, and of course, to have fun!

Some examples of games we will play are Settlers of Catan, Castles of Burgundy and Ticket to Ride.  Any game that you would like to bring and teach us to play would also be welcome.

If interested, kindly sign up and you will be contacted when the group is making plans to meet. We plan to meet in person using OPH guidelines, with member agreement.

1st Wednesday of the month, 1-4 pm

                                                                                                                                                                          

History


Historical Study

The four convenors of the History Group have selected the topic Historical Islands of the World to explore in the coming year. Members prepare visual and oral presentations about an island of their choice. At this point, prospective suggestions include Barbados, Bermuda, Guadeloupe, Haiti and Indonesia. There are many other interesting historical islands that could stimulate lively discussions among members.

Zoom meetings initially, adjusting, with members’ approval, to in person meetings using OPH guidelines.

1st Thursday, 1-3 pm


Tea, Tales and Treasures
We meet in a member's home on the fourth Thursday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Each member brings a treasure or tale to share.  We have a delightful time looking at and talking about the treasures or listening to and discussing the tales.  Following the presentations afternoon tea is provided by our host and co-host.


If interested, kindly sign up and you will be contacted when the group is making plans to meet. We plan to meet in person using OPH guidelines and with member agreement.


4th Thursday, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

  

Movie Club 

Once a month, the Movie Club convenors select a "hidden gem" film that they believe will inspire, entertain, educate and make you think! There will be a good mix of movies, including foreign films, documentaries, historically-based movies and others.

The Movie Club will start their new season ONLINE in October 2020. The Convenors will select a film from Netflix, YouTube, National Film Board, CBC Gems or any other online site. An email will be sent to the members to let them know the choice of film. They can then watch it at their leisure at home. A week after the film is chosen, members who wish to share their thoughts about the movie with the group can start emailing in their reviews/feedback.

Once a month (date/time emailed monthly)


Ottawa Little Theatre 

This group seeks to attend plays at the Ottawa Little Theatre together. As the theatre is currently dark, the group is suspended. If interested, kindly sign up and you will be contacted if and when the theatre reopens.

Music


Music Appreciation

The group meets in members' homes or on ZOOM.  A general theme is chosen at the beginning of the year (eg. The Sound of a Country or a Composer or Performer).  Members sign up to make presentations from October - May (except January) on topics relevant to the overall theme.  This year we will continue with favourite composers or performers. Presentations are typically illustrated with videos, YouTube clips and CDs, all of which make for lively and informative sessions. We welcome new members and new ideas for enhancing the enjoyment of music in all forms.

Zoom meetings initially, adjusting, with members’ approval, to in person meetings using OPH guidelines.


1st Tuesday afternoon, 1:00 p.m.       



MadriGals Singing Group                                                                                                  
We are a group of CFUW-Ottawa women who meet weekly to sing together.  We sing in 3-part harmony - soprano, second soprano and alto.  Our repertoire includes a variety of music: East Coast sea shanties, French folk songs, show tunes, pop tunes, songs of inspiration and - our very own Madrigal.

We look forward to learning new music and our group welcomes all CFUW-Ottawa members interested in joining us.

Our community service normally involves singing to seniors at a variety of seniors' residences around the city.  it remains to see how or if we will accomplish this community service with the current restrictions.


Zoom meetings initially, adjusting, with members’ approval, to in person meetings using OPH guidelines.

Wednesdays 9:45 to 11:00 am



Photography


Digital Photography

Live Life . Take Pictures . Relive Memories . Repeat  (Anonymous).

Come discover the art of taking photographs with an amateur group of fun loving women. Let’s learn together, grow skills and take pictures to savour life’s precious moments.  Creative  digital  photography is not about about “depth of field but depth of feeling.”  Learning will take place in a supportive environment with a monthly meeting format that will offer thematic topics and photo shoot opportunities.  No expertise or specialized equipment is required to join.  Members may use a complete range of equipment, including basic point and shoot digital cameras, tablets and cell phones.  Please bring to all meetings.

Zoom meetings initially, adjusting, with members’ approval, to in person meetings using OPH guidelines.

3rd Monday of the month, 7-9 pm


University Women Helping Afghan Women


Who are we?
UWHAW is a Study and Interest Group and an External Outreach Group of CFUW-Ottawa formed following the Ottawa 2010 CFUW AGM and Conference where the perils facing Afghan women and girls were centre stage. Dr. Samar, a physician and Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, spoke of the strength of Afghan women, the fragility of their basic human rights and freedoms, and the need for the continuing support of the international community.

What are our Goals?

  • to continue to learn about the realities of life in Afghanistan
  • to raise awareness in our community and beyond about ongoing challenges that face women and girls in their fragile country
  • to advocate for their rights
  • to raise funds for their tertiary education at Gawharshad University in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • to have fun in the process

UWHAW has funded scholarships for 42 students who have graduated, 3 Fran Manning Post Graduate Scholarship recipients are enrolled, and 51 UWHAW scholarship students are presently enrolled. Total: 96 girls to date

We are very fortunate to have access to excellent speakers for our monthly meetings from universities, Global Affairs Canada, NGO’s working in Afghanistan, the Embassy of Afghanistan and young Afghans living in Ottawa. The presentations are excellent with good discussions to follow. We also have one meeting dedicated to reviews of current books on the reality of life in Afghanistan. Our annual luncheon meeting of Afghan cuisine will be delayed until we can meet again in person.

We welcome new and returning members!

UWHAW is also an External Outreach group.  Click here to link to this group.

Zoom meetings initially, adjusting, with members’ approval, to in person meetings using OPH guidelines.

1st Thursday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Email: universitywomenhelpingafghanwomen@cfuw-ottawa.org


Women with Hammers

Learning about basic home repairs and maintenance and acquiring skills for do-it-yourself projects.  Specific topics will be chosen each year to reflect the interests of the group's members.

Zoom initially, adjusting to in person using OPH guidelines and with member agreement.

2nd Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon


World Religions

World Religions members are curious about other religions. Similarities between the many disparate religions of the world and our own religion are noted.  Insights both historical and religious of other religions often offers a new perspective about our own faith. Presentations and discussions often take place at a place of worship, but can be at a member's home.  Members of this group have been Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto, and more.  Women of all faiths are welcome to join and learn about the hundreds of different religions and belief systems that we have in our shared earth.

If interested, kindly sign up and you will be contacted when the group is making plans to meet. We plan to meet in person using OPH guidelines, and with member agreement.

3rd Thursday, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

   

Writing

Writers’ Workshop

Our group meets once a month in fall and winter to write, to learn, to hear, to tell stories, and to critique, usually the written work of one or two members each time. We give each other information on various readings, workshops and organizations (e.g. Canadian Authors' Association, book fairs, the publishing industry) for writers. Several of us have published books while participating in the Writers' Workshop Group and some distributed worldwide (see list). Others are just beginning their writing journey, and some are midway.


Zoom meetings initially, adjusting, with members’ approval, to in person meetings using OPH guidelines.

Time:  4th Monday, 7:15pm

Email: writersworkshop@cfuw-ottawa.org
                                
   
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