Rob Thomas: “There aren’t many poets whose book I would buy without kicking the tires. Dennis is certainly one of them.”
Books & Lit
The Ottawa-made podcast has recorded more than 50 episodes.
Riverbed Reading Series features literature, music and performance. It is a gathering space at the intersection of these practices, driven by the belief that artistic spheres are intrinsically connected. Riverbed will operate on a quarterly basis, launching May 20, 2020.
Little Birds Poetry is a series of free editing workshops for poets and creative writers. Sessions cap at seven writers per sitting, and are hosted out of Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar in Old Ottawa South. Registration is required. Find out more at www.littlebirdspoetry.ca.
Throughout the month of April, OPL will try to help the Ottawa community “awaken their inner poet…” while staying at home.
For over 10 years, public educator and women’s rights advocate Julie S. Lalonde was stalked by her abusive ex-boyfriend, despite her attempts to move, engage the police and the legal system, and implement numerous security measures. Now she faces a new challenge: trying to launch a book in the middle of a pandemic.
Submit an original poem before April 26 to be included in this draw for a $100 cash prize.
If you live downtown there’s free local delivery.
When writing her latest book, Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream, Imani knew she wanted to discuss colourism and women’s roles in different social movements.
Set mainly in Ottawa, where the author lives, Kushwaha’s beautifully-told tale also draws on the Gatineau hills for a poignant locale.
After a month of writing, Apt613 checks in on local participants of National Novel Writing Month.
Join Kanika Gupta for a free event on Sunday afternoon at the Scone Witch on Beechwood Avenue.
Both events are free of charge and both locations are accessible.
Ghost Water Kiss is an Ottawa author’s new collection of illustrated short stories which film director Guillermo del Toro calls “a landscape of enormous inner and outer beauty.”
Canadian author and playwright Chris Gatchalian is reading from his memoir Double Melancholy: Art, Beauty, and the Making of a Brown Queer Man—11.21.19
Chris Gatchalian’s book launch event is at Arts Court on Thursday evening November 21. Admission is free.