Capital Crime Writers occasionally organizes special one-day events celebrating mystery writing and local mystery authors. Last fall we organized A Day to Kill at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Check out the video!
Capital Crime Writers is a group of over seventy members who meet on the second Wednesday of every month (subject to change) at the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa. There is a meet and greet from 7:00 to 7:15 PM,
prior to every meeting. The meetings cover two broad topics: 1) the craft of writing and the business of getting published and 2) the real-life technical details of crime, crime detection, investigation and law enforcement. Typically we have a guest speaker or a panel discussion on a particular subject that lasts for about an hour and a half followed by a Q&A from the members in the audience. Over the years, guest speakers have included forensic pathologists, lawyers, police officers, private investigators, script writers, bestselling authors, editors – the list goes on. The meetings are informal and questions are always welcome. Speakers have always found the group to be a warm, receptive and occasionally bloodthirsty audience.
The future of CCW is bright and varied. We want to foster the growth of mystery and thriller writing in the National Capital Region and in Canada. Mystery loves company, so we invite you to check out our website and see who we are, and what CCW has to offer. Come on out and case the group in person. We look forward to seeing you.