Local trans historian Tara Sypniewski recently opened the Ottawa Trans Library in Hintonburg.
Books & Lit
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 with your poetry-loving friends!
Although his projects are stylistically diverse, Stefan Jurewicz’s musical identity emerges from each one through a poignant lyrical style that never shies away from gut-punching emotion. This lyricism translates into bold yet introspective prose in Jurewicz’s debut novel, Lemon, published in early 2022.
We did it in 2020 and we’re back again for 2022! In the spirit of inspiring conversation about local poets and poetry in Ottawa, Apartment613 is inviting its readers and writers to submit their original poetry to be published in a digital chapbook later this year.
The Wrong Man feels fresh and exciting. LeBlanc effortlessly weaves together mystery, history, family drama and romance, creating an ideal starting point to explore the oft-maligned genre of romance literature.
Local Franco-Ontarian author Stéfanie Clermont’s novel The Music Game (Le jeu de la musique) has been translated into English. It enumerates all the ways we love and destroy one another through five parts and about 30 short stories.
With the interruption of many art events, Apt613 thought it could be a good moment to reflect on our local cultural scene from a francophone point of view.
Local business Le Salon Literary Discussions is here to help us with our 2022 resolutions! If you’ve got a novel or two collecting dust on your bookshelf, owner Marisa Hopp has some ways to help you crank those books open.
Karen Munro Caple is a registered massage therapist and illustrator who created the pandemic comic book The Lighter Side of the Pandemic or What day is it, again? as a way to capture moments of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with a humorous twist.
The Ottawa Public Library released their list of the most popular books of the year, based on the number of hold requests for each title. Both the French and English lists feature many Canadian and Indigenous authors.
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any crazier than 2020, 2021 happened.
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 […]
Story time! The Canada Council for the Arts reveals the finalists for the Governor General’s Literary Awards
On Nov. 17, 2021, the Canada Council for the Arts will reveal the 2021 finalists in the Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks). 70 books have been chosen as the best for publishing for this year, and these 14 winners will be announced on ggbooks.ca.
Ottawa gained the moniker “Liverpool of the North” for its robust rock ‘n’ roll scene in the 1950s and 60s. Longtime rock radio DJ Jim Hurcombe looks back on the original rock scene in his book Rockin’ on the Rideau: Ottawa’s Golden Age of Rock and Roll.
After putting a call out for artists earlier this year, the bilingual art anthology Ottawa Inshallah is now ready to be shared with the community. Anthology’s producer Aquil Virani explains his hopes for what the book will accomplish, and the possibility of a better future for Muslim creatives and communities in the city.