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Apt613 Live for April 28, 2015

This week on Apt613 Live! Contributor Eric Murphy was on the scene at last week’s Ottawa Zine-Off. We’ve got his conversations with some of the zinesters to find out what makes ‘em tick and what the community is all about here in Ottawa. Coming up this Friday May 1st at Maxwell Bistro you can catch […]

Zeynep Arsel. Photo from thewalrus.ca.

The Walrus Talks about being human

The magazine The Walrus, which presents commentary on Canadian culture and its place in the world, is bringing the latest installment of its Walrus Talks events to Ottawa this week. At the National Gallery this Wednesday evening, eight speakers, including Lawrence Hill, author of The Book of Negroes, will speak for seven minutes each on […]

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Writers Fest: An acrobatic collection of short stories

The Ottawa International Writers Festival is taking place from April 22-28.  Apartment613 is previewing some of the participating authors in a series of special posts. A circus: that’s not just in the welcoming title of Ottawa author Rhonda Douglas’s collection of 10 unforgettable short stories, but also a friendly warning and a preview of the sensations you can […]

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Future of Ottawa: Is a new era in dance on the horizon?

This is the final part in our week-long series The Future of Ottawa (arts and culture edition).  In this guest column, Julie Houle Cezer,  the coordinator of the Dance Network from 1995-2006 and a longtime observer of Ottawa’s dance scene, offers her thoughts on the local dance community.  Twitter users: use hashtag #futott if you want to discuss this series […]

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Ottawa company blows out its first birthday candle

One year already! On April 20, Ottawa’s Lowertown Canning Company celebrated its first year in business at Oz Kafe. More than 40 guests attended the event enjoying drinks, charcuterie and of course a wide variety of Lowertown Canning products. “The past year has blown by. It has been exhausting at times, but 100% worth it,” […]

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Writers Fest: Getting Over Yonder is an excellent novel

The Ottawa International Writers Festival is taking place from April 22-28.  Apartment613 is previewing some of the participating authors in a series of special posts. If you enjoy Canadian fiction then Obi Simic is a name you should remember.  The Ottawa-based author has just released Getting Over Yonder, her beautifully written debut novel that could very well be the […]

Writers Fest: Canoeing in Canada’s Far North

The Ottawa International Writers Festival is taking place from April 22-28.  Apartment613 is previewing some of the authors who will be speaking at the festival in a series of special posts. Being a keen paddler and partaker of “Chicks in the Sticks” adventures in Algonquin Park, I was eager to read Ottawa-based author Jennifer Kingsley’s account of her 54-day, […]

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Future of Ottawa: Painting our city’s portrait

This is part five in our week-long series The Future of Ottawa (arts and culture edition).  In this comprehensive post, Jason St-Laurent, the curator at Galerie SAW Gallery, writes about the present state and future direction of  the visual arts community in Ottawa-Gatineau.  Twitter users: use hashtag #futott if you want to discuss this series on Twitter. In the past year, […]

when the apocalypse comes we will still have americanos. Photo by Trevor Pritchard from the Apartment613 Flickr pool.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

True to form, the arrival of spring has brought with it spring showers. A weekend of rain may be in store for us this week, but we’ve got plenty going on to brighten up the mood. Head over to Ritual Nightclub tonight, for a hip hop showcase from the 613 to the 416. The Home […]

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Writers Fest: Nina Berkhout impresses with debut novel

The Ottawa International Writers Festival is taking place from April 22-28.  Apartment613 is previewing some of the participating authors in a series of special posts. Nina Berkhout’s debut novel is a poignant examination of family and the fractures that can split it apart.  The Gallery of Lost Species is narrated by Edith Walker, who grows up in the […]

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Future of Ottawa: The death (and rebirth) of journalism

This is part four in our week-long series The Future of Ottawa (arts and culture edition).  In this guest column, James Baxter, the founding editor and publisher of iPolitics, provides a thought provoking analysis on how the traditional mainstream media is crumbling.  Twitter users: use hashtag #futott if you want to discuss this series on Twitter. Evolve or die.  That’s […]

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