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.
Books & Lit
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.
November is National Novel Writing Month in Canada!
The fitness world can be surprisingly unhealthy, sending messages that can be body-shaming, fatphobic, or ableist, or simply unhelpful in motivating you to get active in a sustainable way. Ottawa author and fitness motivation expert Kelly Doell’s recently published book Feel Like It is not one of those. Instead, Doell takes a healthy approach to […]
Joyce MacPhee: “The humour that runs throughout this novel helps make it a charming read.”
VERSeFest, Ottawa’s International Poetry Festival, will return for its ninth annual edition March 26-31, 2019, showcasing a diverse and talented group of more than 80 poets from six countries.
Eva Salomon’s War is award-winning Ottawa writer Gabriella Goliger’s third book, depicting the leadup to the 1948 Arab-Israeli War from a young woman’s perspective.
Among community-oriented initiatives, BBBC offers free children’s books with an aim of fostering reading from an early age. They’ll be starting an Indigenous reading group open to everyone. Students get a 30% discount for every $10 they spend, and non-students receive a 20% discount.
Blind date with a book: An independent Ottawa bookstore is thriving on the sale of novels wrapped in brown paper
The small storefront faces the Centretown United Church and sits next to Wilf & Ada’s Diner, where its wall-to-wall niche collection of books, records and memorabilia has been attracting customers since 2013.
Apt613’s Librarian-in-Residence gives a snapshot of what adult Ottawans were interested in reading in 2018.