Storytelling and Poetry
57 shows are playing nonstop in the Ottawa Fringe Festival, June 8–18. Let Apt613 help you sort the best of fest from the rest of fest.
“Grace and the Secret Vault” is a lively read, historical tale with a clear resonance for the contemporary reader, especially for the young person who might want to grow up to change the world.
The Ottawa International Writers Festival runs from April 22 to May 2 with most events taking place at Christ Church Cathedral (414 Sparks St).
After a brief reminder that we’re not quite out of the winter woods yet, the weekend holds greater promise of spring. And as always, there’s lots going on to keep you distracted from the fact that the spring equinox has passed and there’s “mixed precipitation” in the forecast for Friday.
Canadian poet and critic Phoebe Wang will be presenting at VerseFest as part of the Arc Poetry discussion panel at 3pm on Sunday, March 26.
There is something deeply connective about this kind of storytelling. Something significant about a community member that reaches out to talk about a moment that’s changed them, and something even more powerful in a community that comes out to listen.
Following its 2010 premiere in Toronto, the first part of Diana Tso’s Monkey Queen trilogy has been popular at festivals, schools and libraries. Tso now brings the first two parts of the trilogy to Ottawa, where the second part will premiere.
Personal biases aside, many Canadians can recall their own Trudeau memories. Whether it was watching him on TV as he addressed the nation or reading about his politics in the paper. Trudeau Stories will leave you just as curious as ever about the former prime minister with a desire to know more.
“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.”
As a storyteller, Coyote’s warmth, charisma, and compassion are evident, making their performances not to be missed.
See Vivek Shraya at the Ottawa International Writers Festival, October 23rd and 24th.
“Like Canada, Canadian literature is a social construction made up by the CBC and marketing firms.”
Is it still funny when vicious and insulting tweets are leveled at those actively trying to champion feminist causes and awareness in their community?
Thirteen years in, House of PainT has become one of Ottawa’s staple summer festivals.
This past Friday, as part of Hintonburg Happening, Maker House Co. hosted an evening of music, ghost stories, s’mores, and beers. Ming was there. For more on Ming, check out his website, radio show and Instagram.