Skip To Content


First Public Reading of Quill of the Dove by Ian Thomas Shaw

I will be reading from my new novel, Quill of the Dove, at the Ottawa Independent Writers’ Summer Reading Evening. Quill of the Dove will be published in early Spring 2019 by Guernica Editions so sorry, there won’t be any books for sale at this first public reading of the novel, but I hope you […]

ChiZine Publications Book Launch: Kate Heartfield & Matt Moore

Launch of the debut books for Ottawa authors Kate Heartfield and Matt Moore. Moore’s short story collection, It’s Not The End And Other Lies, mixes science fiction and horror to explore the line between humane and monstrous, the breaking point of the human spirit, and the challenges the near-future may bring. Heartfield’s Armed in Her […]

Naked Boys Reading: Leather Pride edition

Naked Boys Reading (NBR) is an internationally produced literary salon featuring unclothed men reading to you: a blissful combination of literature, book nerds, and, of course, nudity! This show is for all genders and sexualities, and recommended for mature audiences. We are committed to body-positivity and celebrating diversity. The line-up of readers for each show […]

Librarian in Residence: Best books for adults, 2016

Here are my picks for what I enjoyed the most from teen and adult books for 2016. It was quite a struggle whittling it down to these twenty-eight books from the over 400 I read so far this year, but these were some of the more entertaining ones I found.

Remembering with Joshua Foer at the Ottawa Writer’s Fest

We all have memories we’d like to banish from the kingdom of our minds. If you can’t think of a special one right now, don’t worry, soon a certain scent will waft through the air, a genteel fingertip will brush by an earlobe or someone will snarl behind the bulge of a maple-cream donut and […]