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Apt613 Live for April 7, 2015

Tonight on Apt613 Live we’ve got a new voice: Catherine Brunelle (who some of you might already know from the blog or from the fantastic podcast Write Along Radio! Catherine sat down to interview Brendan de Montigny and Gillian King from PDA Projects to talk about…well their most recent project: PDA Press whose ongoing Indiegogo […]

Photo courtesy of Emmett Morrison.

Ottawa Creatives: Emmett Morrison

Emmett Morrison’s love of records was passed on to him at a very young age by his parents. They both shared a love of music and there was always something spinning on the record player. His parents would take him on weekly trips to the record store to add to their impressive collection and, naturally, […]

Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa Indie Film, Episode One

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] Yesterday we introduced Jith Paul, the first member of our Apartment613 Fellowship Program. Today is the launch of the first episode in Jith’s web series Ottawa Indie Film. In this installment, Cory and Gary Thibert of Wolf Pelt Productions talk about their love of film, the supportive filmmaking community in the city, and the […]

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Write On Ottawa: Surviving the flood

Starting today, the eBook version of the The Flood by David Sachs will be on sale for $0.99 for a limited time.  For the paperback, use the U.S.-based site, as it will be a few weeks before the paper version is available on The East Coast of the United States didn’t have a […]

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Let’s learn about sex, baby!

We all love getting it on. And it’s made even better by the fact that we can talk about it openly and honestly, sharing what works well for us, and that time it didn’t work out so perfectly. As a liberal-minded woman I’m quite open to experimenting sexually (with my monogamous companion of course), and as […]


Write On Ottawa: What if kids had it their way?

So, we all think being a kid is easy.  Have you ever thought back to the times you felt hopeless in a world ruled by oh-so-rational adults?  This is a BIG issue to live through in middle school!  Not only are you dealing with all sorts of social pressures, your parents or the adults in […]

Photo of King Kimbit courtesy of VERSeFest

Poetry Week: The verbal equations of King Kimbit

In our final post for Poetry Week, we interview Ottawa’s own Kim Nguyen aka King Kimbit who performed at VERSeFest this weekend. As a testament to the power — and reach — of spoken word, Kim Nguyen, 22, stands less than five-feet tall yet speaks with award-winning conviction. “You wanna know how to rhyme you […]

Apartment613 Talks

Apartment613 Talks: Political Capital – How does a city of public servants engage in politics?

Apartment613 Talks returns April 1st with a discussion on Ottawa’s political culture. Presented in partnership with the PSAC National Capital Region, this talk will explore how Ottawa’s position as the national capital affects the political behaviour of those who live and work here. How does a city that lives and breathes the always-on political climate […]

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Poetry Week: Cameron Anstee’s voyage of discovery

Ottawa-based Apt. 9 Press published this past fall Five, a poetry collection by five different poets. With the start of VERSeFest this week, we thought this would be a great opportunity to profile each of the writers featured in this poetry collection.  Today we conclude our look at all five wordsmiths by reviewing the work of Cameron Anstee, the founder […]

Photo of Anthony Bansfield courtesy of VERSeFest

Poetry Week: Two spoken word artists to be honoured

“Poetry is meant to be read out loud,” says John Akpata, a spoken word poet who was chosen for VERSeFest’s Hall of Honours this year, along with Anthony Bansfield, the founder of Ottawa’s Golden Star Lounge spoken word poetry series. Both are set to be honoured this Sunday, March 29, at 7 pm in a special […]