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Book Festival to showcase dozens of local authors

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The Ottawa-Gatineau region is overflowing with literary talent.  From captivating novelists, to wonderful authors of children’s books, to creative thinkers who write about politics and other contemporary issues. This amazing talent will be on full display this Saturday, April 12, when the Canadian Authors Association, National Capital Region, First Annual Book Fest takes place in Clark Hall at the RA Centre (2451 Riverside Drive) from 10 am to 5 pm.  Forty local writers will be participating and free parking is available.  The entry ticket is $5 and can be used as a... | Continue reading article

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Mexican artists visit Ottawa to exhibit at La Petite Mort Gallery

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L-R : César López Catsuu, Ernesto Alva, Guillermo Trejo, Veronica Bape and Omar Arega Morales. Photo by: Guy BerubeL-R : César López Catsuu, Ernesto Alva, Guillermo Trejo, Veronica Bape and Omar Arega Morales. Photo by: Guy Berube

  I was in a taxi in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico. The streets were filled with people walking about, crossing the street at random. We turned off into a quieter section, with some corner stores and small food stands in the neighbourhood. I was on a mission to find  La Trampa Gráfica Contemporánea, a gallery and printing studio, in the Colegia de Las Vizcainas, in Mexico City. Guillermo Trejo, a print maker and instructor at the Ottawa School of Art, suggested that I visit his friend of many years Ernesto Alva, the gallery’s... | Continue reading article

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Write On Ottawa: Interview with the creator of the magical town of Applenook

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Ottawa-based children’s author Natasha Ferrill is the creator of The Lemonman picture book series. Told in rhyme, the series tells the story of Mr. Lemonman, a lovable (albeit at times innocent) lemon who lives in the town of Applenook.  Located in the backyard garden of Mr. and Mrs. Applebrooke, Applenook is filled with numerous characters, such as the traveling salesman Cunningham C. Toad, and the friendly members of the Worm Community who, although kind, can sometimes be a nuisance. Having finished two books in the series, which comprise Ferrill’s first published work, Apartment613 caught up... | Continue reading article

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PechaKucha inspires in 6 minutes and 40 seconds

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For anyone looking to get inspired to take on new projects now that it’s finally time to come out of hibernation, an upcoming event will bring together a wide array of local artists, organizers, and entrepreneurs to tell us about their work. PechaKucha (“chit-chat” in Japanese) nights were created in Tokyo in 2003 as a way for young creative professionals to meet and share ideas.  Each speaker shows 20 slides for 20 seconds each, and speaks over them, keeping their presentations to an MTV-generation-friendly six minutes and forty seconds each. ... | Continue reading article

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Pepe Larraz : un dessinateur de Marvel Comics au magasin Silver Snail ce mercredi !

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La lutte contre une invasion de robots au coin des rues Bank et Somerset, par Pepe LarrazLa lutte contre une invasion de robots au coin des rues Bank et Somerset, par Pepe Larraz

Par Mariette Delevallée. Demain mercredi 10 avril 2014,  le dessinateur de comics Pepe Larraz sera à la librairie de bandes dessinées Silver Snail, de 16h à 18h ! Une occasion en or de découvrir le travail cet artiste dont le talent n’a pas échappé aux yeux des éditeurs de Marvel qui l’ont engagé il y a maintenant quatre ans. Pepe Larraz est un dessinateur de comics espagnol originaire de Madrid. Très tôt dans son enfance, il se met à dessiner des bandes dessinées pour le plaisir puis son goût s’affine à l’aube... | Continue reading article

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Like what we do here at Apt613? Help us take it to the next level

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Today we’re launching our very first indigogo fundraiser here at Apt613. If you like what we do, we’re hoping you’ll take a few minutes to learn more about our campaign. Apt613 is a volunteer-run operation: all of our writers, photographers and editors contribute their time for free. Since starting apt613.ca five years ago, we’ve expanded to include a radio show, a lecture series and our yearly Support Local Campaign. We’ve grown from a team of seven to over fifty volunteer editors, writers, photographers and radio producers. Our goal at Apt613... | Continue reading article

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Experiences from Hub Ottawa’s Impact Academy: Expertise and Peer Support

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Photo courtesy of Tabatha Soltay.Photo courtesy of Tabatha Soltay.

Hub Ottawa is much more than a space. It offers an inspiring work environment, diverse community, and a focus on collaboration, peer learning, and member engagement. Hub is currently recruiting its 3rd cohort of Impact Academy, a program that offers targeted skills development for entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and professionals interested in learning practical tools for change. Participants choose a particular project to work on from inception all the way to making it happen. To get a flavour for what the program was all about, I chatted with Tabatha Soltay, Impact Academy alum... | Continue reading article

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KABOOM! Thursday Open Mic & Jam

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The view from the stage at the Atomic Rooster. All photos by Terry Steeves.The view from the stage at the Atomic Rooster. All photos by Terry Steeves.

This is the third instalment of an in-depth look at the open mic/open jam experience…the musicians who attend them, the people that host them, and the venues that offer their stages for our local talent to shine. For complete listings in the Ottawa area, check out open mic scene. Welcome to the Atomic Rooster, located in the busy hub of Ottawa’s Centretown area on Bank St. just south of Somerset St….a moderately sized restaurant/bar featuring well prepared and presented pub-style fare, numerous draught beers from all over the world, and... | Continue reading article

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Write On Ottawa: Wonderful debut novel sparkles with literary talent

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Ottawa-based author Stacey Atkinson is a joy to read.  In fact, I loved her novel Stuck so much, I had to double-check whether it was her literary debut. “Stuck is my first book, which I independently published under my own company Mirror Image Publishing,” Atkinson assures Apartment613.  ”It is also my first published work of any length, unless you count my song writing days . . . but that’s a whole other story.” Stuck tells the story of Odette Leblanc, a young 23-year-old woman in a small New Brunswick town who works in a... | Continue reading article

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