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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, […]

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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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Write On Ottawa: Novels offer charm and heartbreak

Do you like horses and riding?  If so, Appaloosa Summer might be the book for you.  Written by local Ottawa author Tudor Robins, this young adult novel is about love and loss, healing and recovery.  At the start of the Summer Meg loses her beloved horse Major when he dies suddenly during a competition.  What […]

Writers Fest: How to reignite your creative spark

The Ottawa International Writers Festival is taking place from April 22-28.  Apartment613 will be previewing some of the authors who will be speaking at the festival in a series of special posts. David Usher is coming to the Ottawa International Writers Festival!  Wait.  The Writers Festival? You may know him as David Usher, the musician, who’s become […]

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Future of Ottawa: Re-Imagining the NAC

This is part three in our week-long series The Future of Ottawa (arts and culture edition).  In this guest column, Rosemary Thompson, the director of communications at the National Arts Centre, describes the planned renovations at the NAC.  Twitter users: use hashtag #futott if you want to discuss this series on Twitter.  (Note: For details on the redevelopment of Arts […]

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Writers Fest: Us Conductors is a wonderful novel

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. Winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes for Canadian fiction, Us Conductors is Sean Michaels’ first full-length novel.  Combining […]

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Writers Fest: Songwriters Night has stellar line-up

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, as well as the songwriters night, in a series of special posts. For the past few years, Alan Neal, host of CBC’s All in a Day, has been putting together Songwriter Nights […]

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Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa Indie Film, Episode Two

Today we bring you the second episode in Jith Paul’s series, Ottawa Indie Film. This installment features Shannon Lough, Emanuela Campanella, Sarah Turnbull and Fangliang Xu, four students from the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University.  They have just completed their first film together, a documentary called Secret War about the innovative War Horse project which utilizes horses […]

Tim Oberholzer as Hedwig (Hedwig and the Angry Inch). Photo courtesy of The Gladstone Theatre.

Future of Ottawa: Fear and hope for our theatre scene

This is part two in our week-long series The Future of Ottawa (arts and culture edition).  In this guest column, Eric Coates, the artistic director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company, offers his insights on our city’s theatre community.  Twitter users: use hashtag #futott if you want to discuss this series on Twitter. When I was asked to […]

Writers Fest: How schools fail to teach citizenship

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. What is the difference between a school in Canada and North Korea?  How about apartheid-era South Africa or another repressive regime? As citizens of a democratic state, […]

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Future of Ottawa: Is there a future for local writers?

This is part one in our week-long series The Future of Ottawa (arts and culture edition).  In this guest column, local author Tudor Robins argues that this is a wonderful period to be an author, and that the current struggles of some bookstores and publishing houses does not mean you can’t be a successful writer.  Twitter users: […]

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