Storytelling and Poetry
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.
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, […]
Khaleefa Apollo the Child is a man of many hats. He is a spoken word artist, motivational speaker, youth worker, and events coordinator. He is also one half of hip hop duo Poetic Elements, radio show host on CKCUFM’s The Home Invasion Show, and current co-director of Urban Legends Poetry Collective (ULPC). When Khaleefa became […]
It has been ten years since Ravenswing, an annual fair of local artisans, live music and free skill-sharing workshops, first took flight and, in celebration of bringing arts, culture, and community to Centretown for a decade and counting, they are throwing a launch party to mark the occasion. The launch party will be an opportunity for […]
Cathy Petch is one of the poets who will be performing in the Capital Slam event at VerseFest on Friday, March 18. Petch is a woman-of-all-trades: a poet, a theatre performer, a musician, a comedian, and a slam performer. She told Apt613 that she was very pleased to be invited to take part in the […]
Review by Arielle Follett Musical, Storytelling, Family/45 Minutes When heading out to a show put on by young children, I usually don’t go in with very high expectations. Unlike the many parents and grandparents in the audience, gripping their digital cameras and bouquets for their children, I was ready for a lackluster show. Clearly I […]
Review by Cate Preston 45 min | Solo, Storytelling | General Rachel Carson is a name that most recognize, although sometimes vaguely, with her book Silent Spring usually sparking more recognition. I for one will profess to not really knowing much else about the woman, but in High Tide, Morgan Johnson creates a character so intelligently charming […]
Review by Lisa Levesque Comedy, Solo, Storytelling/ PG /60m Howard Petrick starts off his one-man show singing a Wobblies version of an old hymn, talking about his young life as a working man, and wearing denim on denim. But, what should seem preachy never does. Instead, Never Own Anything You Have to Paint or Feed is the […]