Editors Ottawa-Gatineau hosts a few ways for members to stay social. These events are monthly and feature casual discussion. While we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, all events are hosted on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Interested in professional development? Check out the seminars we have available for members and non-members alike.

If you’re seeking smaller or even one-to-one socialization, Editors Ottawa-Gatineau has a MatchUp program exclusively for members, so sign up ASAP to connect with a fellow editor.

Speaker Night

On the third Wednesday of every month, we host a free Speaker Night to hear from a wide variety of hosts and to discuss topics related to editing, publishing, and more.

Speaker Nights are currently conducted through Zoom and are free of charge.

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm EST

November 17: Book Conservation with Christine McNair

Writers might like to think that their writing is immortalized once on the page, but that’s only true as long as the page lasts. This year, our holiday speaker night will take us into the realm of book conservation. Book conservator and writer Christine McNair will discuss her work at the Canadian Conservation Institute, including some editorial marginalia from medieval manuscripts.

Our discussion will be followed by a game and social time to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. Stick around after our amazing Speaker Night for a party! Trivia will include prizes from Octopus Books, Perth Chocolates, and Happy Goat Coffee.

Tea Time

Now that we’re embarking on a new season, we’re looking at ways to stay connected in a virtual way. We’re introducing a monthly meet-up for members to chat, have tea, write, discuss books, and more. On the last Sunday of every month, we’ll offer an hour-long online session.

Sunday, October 31, at 3:30 pm EST

This month, we will be discussing the CBC article “7 big problems freelancers face and how to manage them” from Michelle Bilodeau.

We’ll start off just connecting and chatting via video conference, and if people are up for it, we’ll also do a short writing session, mics and cameras muted, to keep those writing muscles active. Afterwards, we’ll reconnect and enjoy each other’s lovely company.

Contact Capital Letters for the Meeting ID and Passcode, or check your inbox for the email from Editors Ottawa-Gatineau.