National Capital Writing Contest, Application Deadline – Feb 8th


Sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association–National Capital Region
Short Story • Poetry
$300 First Place • $200 Second Place • $100 Third Place
Open to residents of Ontario and Quebec.
Deadline: 11:59 PM/23h59 EST Friday, February 8, 2019
Submissions may be sent via regular mail or submitted online.
Entry Fees: Short Story: $15 per single story; Poetry: $5 per single poem.
Short Story: Maximum 2,500 words, unpublished, in English.
Poetry: Max. 60 lines including title and blank lines, unpublished, in English.

Free Plein-Air Sessions – Finished for 2018 – start thinking of 2019!

The Plein-Air season for 2018 is now over, but we can still look forward to next year.  If you would like to be on the list of participants and receive information directly, contract Barb to have your name added to her list.

Barb Dickson leads a casual group of artists, mostly pastel artists, who decided to get together for Plein-Air painting.  These sessions start at 10am and go usually until 1pm. An email is sent prior to the Thursday session as a reminder of location.  If you are interested, please contact Barb at

September / October Location Schedule

Sept  6th – Blakeney Rapids  ….. Blakeney near Almonte
Sept 13th – Hogs Back Falls ….. parking on site
Sept 21st – Galillee Retreat  …..Arnprior—off John Street
Sept 27th – Watson’s Mill Manotick ….. park in front of Mill
Oct 4th  – Mulvihill Lake in Gatineau Park ….. suggest car pooling
Oct 11th – Forest Row Farm , Ashton  …..  8751 McCaffrey Trail
Oct 18th – Champlain Lookout—Fall Colours plus river vista  ….. suggest car pool ( cancelled due to expected poor weather)


Arts Carleton Place has talented members who offer instruction classes in various disciplines.

Appleton Studio Art Classes
Art classes and workshops offered by professional artist Adrian Baker.  She offers fall and winter sessions.
Location: 280 Wilson Street, Appleton, ON
For more info:
Adrian Baker

Arts Carleton Place is initiating Workshops which have their own page … Workshops.  Look for Posts about workshops under ‘Arts UpComing’ to the left on the Welcome page.