We are kicking off Apartment613’s holiday gift guide with a handful of suggestions for the book-lovers in your life. Stay tuned for more in this series!
Books & Lit
Winners of the 2020 Ottawa Book Awards will be revealed during a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 21 at 6pm. Register via Eventbrite. Since 1985, the Ottawa Book Awards have recognized the top English and French books published by local authors in the previous year. Both official languages have categories for fiction and non-fiction, […]
Write On Ottawa: Frances Boyle’s new short story collection explores the interplay between intentions and actions
Ottawa author Frances Boyle recently spoke with Apt613 about where she finds inspiration, her writing process, and the value of artists among us during uncertain times. Last month, Porcupine Quill published her first collection of short fiction, titled Seeking Shade.
The Canthius editorial board recently announced that going forward, they will set aside 50 copies of each issue of their magazine to send to readers who make donations to organizations and initiatives that promote “justice and dignity for our Black, Indigenous, POC, trans, and queer contributors.”
We’re so excited to finally share this collection of new works, and we hope you find something in the book that inspires and moves you. Please download, enjoy, and share it with your poetry-loving friends!
Canthius is an Ottawa-based feminist literary arts magazine and non-profit that celebrates poetry and prose by women, transgender men, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and genderqueer/gender non-conforming writers.
Rob Thomas: “There aren’t many poets whose book I would buy without kicking the tires. Dennis is certainly one of them.”
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.
At the end of the month, Apt613 will publish to the blog and @apt613 social media this community collection of original poems. Please end your work before April 26 to be included.
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.