2015 CCW SHORT STORY CONTEST WINNERS

Congratulations to this year’s short story contest winners!

FIRST PRIZE:  “Revenge By Any Other Name…” by Jennifer Jorgensen
SECOND PRIZE: “The Caretaker” by Wynn Quon
THIRD PRIZE: “Snow Day” by Gladys Galay
HONOURABLE MENTION: “Urban Renewal” by Ken Nyhuus
HONOURABLE MENTION: “The Unsolvable Case of Somebody’s Finger” by Tavis Maplesden

2015-2016 CCW Executive

Our new executive takes office as of July 1, 2015.

PRESIDENT: Katherine Hobbs
VICE PRESIDENT: Darlene Cole
PAST PRESIDENT: Michael Murphy
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Michael Murphy (assisted by Joe Italiano & Glenda Stewart
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Patti Murphy (assisted by Jeff Ross)
SECRETARY/MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR/TREASURER: Elizabeth Hosang

The contacts page will be updated within the next few days, to reflect these changes.

Debra Komar presentation, June 24

871-9_KOMAR_OTTAWA_EVITEDEBRA KOMAR AT OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY:
Debra Komar will launch her new book MURDER AT FORT STIKINE: SOLVING A CENTURIES-OLD CRIME IN THE HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY on June 24, 2015, at 7 pm.  It takes place at the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe St, in the auditorium.

Debra Komar has worked as a forensic anthropologist in the US, UK, and Canada for over twenty years.  She has investigated human-rights violations resulting in violent deaths for the United Nations and Physicians for Human Rights, testified as an expert witness in The Hague, and acaross North America, and authored the authoritative FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY: CONTEMPORARY THEORY AND PRACTICE for Oxford University Press.

She is also the author of THE LYNCHING OF PETER WHEELER and THE BALLAD OF JACOB PECK

“Solitude Creek” with Jeffrey Deaver

Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 PM, Christchurch Cathedral, 414 Sparks St, Ottawa: Jeffery Deaver presents “Solitude Creek”

Jeffery Deaver, “the master of manipulation” (Associated Press) and “the most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world.” (Daily Telegraph, UK) makes his Ottawa Festival debut with Solitude Creek, the new, long-awaited, Kathryn Dance thriller.

http://www.writersfestival.org/events/spring-2015/solitude-creek-with-jeffrey-deaver

2015 CAPITAL CRIME WRITERS SHORT STORY CONTEST SHORTLIST

The SHORTLIST for the 2015 CCW Short Story Contest was announced on April 23, 2015:

THE CARETAKER by Wynn Quon
SNOW DAY by Gladys Galay
REVENGE BY ANY OTHER NAME… by Jennifer Jorgensen
THE UNSOLVABLE CASE OF SOMEBODY’S  FINGER by Tavis Maplesden
URBAN RENEWAL by Ken Nyhuus

The winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the CCW Pub Night.  The event is at the Heart & Crown, 67 Clarence Street in the Byward Market.  The event begins at 6:00 pm.  Nominees are asked to be prepared to read from their short story entry.

2015 CRIME WRITERS OF CANADA ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Several CCW members found that they were nominated for Arthur Ellis Awards on April 23.

BEST NOVEL:
Brenda Chapman for COLD MOURNING, Dundurn Press.
Barbara Fradkin for NONE SO BLIND,  Dundurn Press.

BEST NOVELLA:
Vicki Delany for  JUBA GOOD,  Orca Book Publishers

BEST SHORT STORY:
Madonna Skaff for FIRST IMPRESSIONS, in THE WHOLE SHE-BANG 2, Sisters in Crime

The complete list of moninees may be found at www.crimewriterscanada.com

Barbeques Are Murder! (dinner theatre)

A Murder Mystery Dinner Play 

By Maggie Taylor

BBQs are MURDER POSTER

 Britannia United Church, 985 Pinecrest Road

Friday, May 1st and Saturday May 2nd, 2015

ONLY 100 TICKETS FOR EACH NIGHT $30.00 per person

The Play and Meal start at 6:00 p.m.

 Featuring: Rev. Jim Baldwin, Rev. Debbie Roi, Dori Jensen, Scott Hughes,

Jennifer Trewartha, Chuck Trewartha, Elaine McClausland, Myles Frosst

 Menu: Apple or Tomato Juice, Caesar or Garden Salad, Pork Loin or Chicken Breast (both in gluten free gravy), Potatoes, Vegetables, Dessert, Tea and Coffee

The tables are made up of groups of eight or nine people, so get a party together and purchase your tickets early.

 You can obtain your tickets from:       Church Office (613-828-6018)

                                                                        Email: brituc.office@magma.ca

                                                                        Verne or Marilyn Bruce (613-828-0704)

                                                                        Email: verne.bruce@sympatico.ca  or

                                                                        Visit our website: www.britanniaunitedchurch.ca

                                                                        The cut-off date is April 27,2015

 Additional Performance: Parkdale United Church on April 26, 2015

429 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa  (613-728-8656)

A Criminally Exciting Evening!

 You’re invited to a criminally exciting evening on Thurs. April 23, 7-9 p.m. at Chapters Rideau, starting with Interrogating the Authors — top crime writers Brenda Chapman, Barbara Fradkin, Eva Gates/Vicki Delany, R.J. Robin Harlick,  MaryJane MaffiniVictoria Abbott, and Mike Martin put each other on the hot seat. MC is Erika Chase/Linda Sundman Wiken. Followed by the big reveal of the Crime Writers of Crime Writers Canada Arthur Ellis shortlist, and the Capital Crime Writers’ Audrey Award shortlist.