Speaker Nights: January, February and March 2023

We’re so excited to announce our first Speaker Nights of 2023. We have two lined up for the coming months!

On the third Wednesday of the 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. If you’re planning on joining us for Speaker Night, let us know by emailing publicrelationsog@editors.ca with your name and Editors Canada branch/twig. You will receive the Zoom link via email in advance of the event.

January 18: The ISO Plain Language Standard with Gael Spivak

Join us for our first speaker night of 2023!

The International Organization for Standardization’s Plain Language Standard will be published early this year. Editors Canada past president Gael Spivak has been involved with this project since it began and will discuss the work and principles behind the new standard.

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

February 15: Multilingual Editing with Badou Boussou

Are you bilingual or multilingual? Do you edit, or have you edited, in multiple languages? In this talk, Badou Bousso will take us through his linguistic journey as well as through the intricacies of being multilingual and working in multilingual contexts. Do you know the equivalent of “anglicism” in English? Have you ever edited for social media in multiple languages? Join us to find out more about the fun and challenges of doing language work in multilingual contexts.

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

March 15: Zine Curation and Design with Isabelle Poirer and Ariane Bédard

In 2020, the Ottawa Design Club was formed to create a safe and inclusive space for local artists to share their work and meet people with similar passions. The club began curating zines to showcase art and creativity. Founders Isabelle Poirier and Ariane Bédard will join us to discuss curation, design, and creativity.

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

Fall 2022 Speaker Nights

We’re pleased to announce our Speaker Nights for this upcoming fall! 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. If you’re planning on joining us for Speaker Night, let us know by emailing publicrelationsog@editors.ca with your name and Editors Canada branch/twig. You will receive the Zoom link via email in advance of the event.

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

September 21: Writing Plays with John Muggleton

What does it take to take a play from idea to the stage? How do you revise a script? Join us in September to hear all about writing for the theatre with playwright John Muggleton.

John has been an actor, director, producer and playwright for over 30 years. Past acting credits include David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Production 2015 Capital Critics Awards), Speed-The-Plow (Outstanding Male Actor nomination Prix Rideau Awards, Best Actor nomination Capital Critics Circle Awards), and The Extremely Short New Play Festival 2017 to name a few. A member of ACTRA, The Canadian Actors Equity Association and the Playwrights Guild of Canada, John was a co-founder of the Ottawa Acting Company, and is the current manager of GNAG’s Act Ottawa and Artistic Director of Kanata Acting Studio. As a playwright, John’s first full length play, Burn, was nominated for Best New Play of 2017 by the Ottawa Capital Critics Circle and has since been produced in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.  In 2022 Burn played to sold out audiences and rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s biggest performing arts festival.

October 19: Dungeons and Documents: TTRPG with Verity Lane

Tabletop role-playing games (TTRPG) offer players the opportunity to create characters and directly participate in a story. Does the interactive nature of these games make editing them a challenge? Verity Lane of Hit Point Press joins us to discuss creating and editing TTRPG content. No dice or character sheets necessary to attend!

Hit Point Press is a Canadian team of ambitious creators who love to build for the games you love. They specialize in making gaming accessories for Tabletop Roleplaying Games, from tokens to reference cards to even campaign settings!

November 16: Editors Ottawa-Gatineau Holiday Party

Details to come! Stay tuned for updates on our branch’s Holiday Party 2022.