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!
Books & Lit
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.
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.