The Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs was formed in 2010 to create a national network, forum, lobby group, resource, and conference for creative writers and those teaching creative writing. (See the About page for more on the organization’s mandate.)
The CCWWP AGM will take place on June 19 (Sun.) from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., followed by our board meeting from 10:30 to noon. If you’re a member and attending the Writer’s Summit, please join us.
We’re pleased to announce that the Canadian Writers’ Summit registration information is now available on our Conference page. The lineup is stellar and the conference, which CCWWP is a part, along with the major literary organizations in Canada, promises to be an unprecedented extravaganza of writers, educators and literary luminaries.
We’re also delighted to announce our two major competitions. The Robert Kroetsch Teaching Award and the Bi-annual Writing Contest. The Kroetsch award gives $1000 to an outstanding teacher of writing, while the Writing Contest awards three prizes of $500 each in poetry, fiction and non-fiction. All prizes are only open to CCWWP members.
The Board of the CCWWP has released a statement in support of PEN Canada.