Visual artists often linked with Canada’s growing Afrofuturism movement include Ottawa’s Kalkidan Assefa and Komi Olaf, and their work shows not only imagination, but also commitment to addressing pressing political issues like police brutality.
Three local storytellers with 58 years of storytelling experience between them will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the contribution of Scottish immigrants in shaping Ottawa and Canada.
“It’s got gods, it’s got monsters, it’s got sex and violence, it’s got wisdom and afterlife and all kinds of interesting features.”
Beginning with words spoken in classrooms at Carleton University, Urban Legends has grown from a small poetry slam into what it is now, a spoken word events community called the Urban Legends Poetry Collective (ULPC).
Line up your pumpkins, turkeys and cozy sweaters, folks, because it’s Weekend Roundup: Thanksgiving Edition! The city is brimming with harvest-related activities.
See Vivek Shraya at the Ottawa International Writers Festival, October 23rd and 24th.
A series of events discusses topics like food security & ethical eating, and showcase local producers.
“Like Canada, Canadian literature is a social construction made up by the CBC and marketing firms.”
Concerts at the NAC are always special. Add to the fact that Hip lead singer Gord Downie is appearing, and spines start tingling.
Thirteen years in, House of PainT has become one of Ottawa’s staple summer festivals.
Last week on Apt613 Live, an interview with storyteller Jeff Wright, who will be bringing his How to Make Love in a Canoe to the NAC on April 21st. Tune in to Apt613 Live on Tuesdays from 6pm on CHUO 89.1FM.
Mark Bulgutch, award-winning reporter and author of That’s Why I’m a Journalist, is coming to the capital on April 19th to discuss the future of Canadian journalism with Carleton professor Chris Waddell. In anticipation of the event at the Octopus Books’ Centretown location, Apt613 chatted with Bulgutch in a phone interview about steak and potatoes, […]
The Limerick Coarse, often vulgar verse, whose comic metre is sure- -ly compensating. Innuendo and comic verse such as this filled Poetic Intentions‘ third themed poetry reading at Chez Lucien on March 28. To prepare for the evening, host and founder Tiah Akse—riffing off an episode of The Debaters—encouraged writers to pit haiku and limericks […]
The manic pixie dream billboard of Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama hugging in Sandy Hill (thanks CBC!) just might have brought sunlight back to Ottawa. We may not have state dinners, but we are beaming with endless arts and culture festivals, shows, and outdoor adventures. Sunny ways are back, baby! Versefest, Ottawa’s international poetry festival, […]
The first weekend of September is upon us, and with it the schools mercifully take back the children and the rest of the city amps up their enthusiasm for complaining about the impending weather. There’s lots of art and music to take in this weekend, with some mini festivals and comedy to balance things out. […]