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Mermaid for a day

I’m not a very good swimmer. In fact, I’m a terrible swimmer. I’m afraid of the deep end, I’m very bad at holding my breath and I panic when I go a little deeper under water. Diving? Forget about it. But when the opportunity came for me to learn to swim like a mermaid, I […]

Floatation therapy comes to Bank St + giveaway

I’ve been involved with Apt613 for about three years now, but you wouldn’t easily recognize my name unless you send us requests to cover your event or review your latest play, EP, book or whatever. I’m usually hunched over a laptop at my kitchen table answering emails and matching up our *amazing* contributors with assignments […]

Fellowship: Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard – JOHNNY VEGAS, Page 10

Kristopher Waddell is our newest fellow. A longtime member of Ottawa’s comic book scene, Kristopher has been involved with all aspects of the trade – from creating comics to publishing books. In regular weekly installments, Kristopher presents his take on the life and times of Johnny Vegas, who has been performing in this city for decades. Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard: Johnny […]

A Kickstarter card game that might make you ‘Blush’

Do you remember having “the talk” with your parents when you were a teen? Maybe your mom and dad sat you down to layout the laws of the birds and the bees. Maybe your high school gym teacher gave you the basics, holding a banana in one hand and a condom in the other. Or […]

Write On Ottawa: Campy detective yarn tackles #MMIW

Carl Faehrmann self-published his debut novel, One little, Two Little, Three Little Indians, in the spring of 2015. The story follows Ottawa police detective Joe Donnelly as he chases down a serial killer targeting young Indigenous women. As he pieces together a historical connection that all the women share, he becomes exposed to Canada’s legacy […]

Fellowship: Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard – JOHNNY VEGAS, Page 9

Kristopher Waddell is our newest fellow. A longtime member of Ottawa’s comic book scene, Kristopher has been involved with all aspects of the trade – from creating comics to publishing books. In regular weekly installments, Kristopher presents his take on the life and times of Johnny Vegas, who has been performing in this city for decades. Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard: Johnny […]

Interview: Queering613’s Dillon Black (Part 1 of 2)

There’s a new queer collective in town, and they’re combining activism and advocacy with fun and glittery social get-togethers. Queering613 describes itself as “a volunteer-run grassroots community love project committed to connecting LGBTQ+ folks to Ottawa’s queer & trans cultures, organizations & issues. We want to be a community space for connecting, getting together, making, amplifying & […]

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