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Wakefield Writers Festival: Heather O’Neill discusses her inspiration for orphans and gangsters in The Lonely Hearts Hotel
Heather O’Neill will be at the Wakefield Writers Festival on Saturday, May 13, to talk about her newest book The Lonely Hearts Hotel, a tale of gangsters, circus performers, and childhood dreams, set amongst Montreal’s criminal underworld during the Depression.
This happens to be Hetherington’s hometown Comiccon. The Ottawa-based writer has received awards and high recognition for her comic books, science fiction, and screenplays.
Dandelion Dance is a youth performance company located in the west end of Ottawa and is taking part in Neighbourhood Arts 150. Its mission is to promote the values of diversity, inclusivity, equity and accessibility. They will perform Celebrating Canada through Diversity and Dance at Bayshore Shopping Centre May 13.
Mealshare is on a mission to end youth hunger. You can help them achieve their goal by signing the Most Delicious Petition Ever and attending their Tonight for Tomorrow fundraiser.
Jay Dart’s show Yawnder runs May 6 to 29 at WallSpace’s Westboro location. It will entice you in it’s utterly complete and captivating magic. Go and be delighted.
Last year, I had the happy occasion to write about the great work done by The Brewery Market under the heading: The Brewery Market makes drinking in the park socially acceptable. Typically, I spend a disproportionate amount of time on the article’s title, but in this case, it’s accurate. These annual events are truly one […]
This weekend, keep your eyes out for knowledgeable volunteer tour guides all over the city, participating in the annual civic engagement event, Jane’s Walk. In a capital crisscrossed with tours catering to out-of-towners, this weekend is an opportunity to improve your urban literacy with a focus on local history, planning, design and culture in the hands of our own passionate citizens.
After a long winter, here are some free ways to get outside and enjoy working out.
What started as a hobby for Lindsay Leach has expanded into a line of custom wood-burning, with workshops on the way.
Ottawa’s North Easton is a man who never stops thinking, learning, creating, dreaming, re-inventing himself, and delving deep to learn more about the human condition and the world we live in. He has taken this drive and created STRONGwriter, a one day workshop based on his own experiences and data gathered throughout years of research and actual songwriting.
Ottawa’s first-ever health hackathon is taking place this weekend at Shopify with an ambitious goal: solve challenges faced by children and their families in order to improve their healthcare. Over the course of the weekend, 150 participants will collaborate to create innovative prototypes for the benefit of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre.
“Grace and the Secret Vault” is a lively read, historical tale with a clear resonance for the contemporary reader, especially for the young person who might want to grow up to change the world.
Scaachi Koul will be at Writersfest 2017 to talk about her new book, a collection of essays titled One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter. The essays cover everything from social anxiety to family squabbles, body shaming and racism.
For the OPL, 2016 was a year of firsts and new research initiatives.
The Ottawa International Writers Festival runs from April 22 to May 2 with most events taking place at Christ Church Cathedral (414 Sparks St).