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Write On Ottawa: The Artist and the Assassin reflects the dramatic life and death of Caravaggio

Ottawa author Mark Frutkin was drawn to write about the Baroque Italian artist Caravaggio (1571-1610) because he was intrigued with the parallels between the artist’s artwork and life. “It was definitely this dark and light aspect that fascinated me,” explains Frutkin. “Caravaggio’s character was so reflected in his artwork. He was brilliant and creative. But […]

Gilles Latour, poète lauréat francophone d’Ottawa pour les années 2021–2022

Natif de Cornwall, le nouveau poète lauréat francophone d’Ottawa Gilles Latour a reçu sa formation universitaire à Paris et Montréal. Cependant, il a passé la plus grande partie de sa vie à Ottawa, où il a mené une carrière en développement international, et servi Les Éditions L’Interligne en tant qu’éditeur de la collection poésie. Ses poèmes ont paru dans un grand nombre d’anthologies et de revues, et il a publié cinq recueils.

Ottawa’s new English Poet Laureate: Albert Dumont

Ottawa’s new Anglophone Poet Laureate, Albert Dumont or “South Wind,” is a poet, storyteller, speaker, and an Algonquin traditional teacher. He was born in traditional Algonquin Territory (Kitigan Zibi), and has been walking the Red Road since commencing his sobriety in 1988. He has published five books of poetry and short stories and two children’s books, written in three languages.