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The 2016 Ontario Writers’ Conference for fiction and creative nonfiction writers was held from April 30 to May 1 in Ajax, Ontario, approximately 25 miles northeast of Toronto. The program featured workshops, craft talks, master classes, readings, and meetings with agents and editors. The theme of this year’s conference was Diversity in Publishing. Participants included fiction writers Wayson Choy, Donna Morrissey, Alison Pick, and Amanda Sun; agents Sam Hiyate and Alison MacDonald, both of the Rights Factory; and editors Allyson Latta and Ruth E. Walker. The cost of the conference was $260 Canadian (approximately $215). The fee for a master class was $99 Canadian (approximately $82), and a one-on-one meeting with an agent or editor is $35 Canadian (approximately $29). The registration deadline was March 31. Lodging was available for discounted rates at nearby hotels. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
Ontario Writers’ Conference, 728 Tulip Court, Oshawa, ON LIG 3C6, Canada. (905) 985-4409. Barbara Hunt, President.