York Street Public School students were struggling with the news of racial violence coming out of the United States and here at home. The school partnered with MASC so that the students could explore the issues and their feelings through an artist-in-residence poetry program. The result is “Give Hope,” a collective poem.
The Iridescent Robot Storytelling Club, facilitated by Almonte-based artists’ space Curious & Kind, is a great example of a creative effort to adapt to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic
The Ottawa-made podcast has recorded more than 50 episodes.
Jamaal Jackson Rogers (AKA Just Jamaal the Poet) is well-known as a driving force for good in Ottawa’s spoken-word and literary scene, as well as a member of the MASC community. He talks about working with youth, being inspired by his family, and how he’s managing to stay creative in our COVID-19 world.
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.
Brian Carroll: Being a science junkie, I found the train of events in Meitner’s life intriguing.
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Andrea Gibson is at the National Arts Centre Monday April 15, 2019.
Shane Koyczan is performing at First Baptist Church on Wednesday January 30th.
The 15th annual House of PainT festival takes places from August 24–26, 2018.
On this week’s show, we chatted with Apt613 contributor, spoken word fan, and soon-to-be radio host Shannon Ing about two poetry readings happening this week.
Shane Koyczan is performing at the Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Ave) on Tuesday November 14 at 8pm.
Street art, concerts, dance battles and discussion panels. Photos from the House of PainT Festival under Dunbar Bridge last weekend.
More than 200 graffiti artists, dancers, hip hop artists and DJs of all levels will gather underneath the Dunbar Bridge for the 14th annual House of PainT Festival (August 24–27, 2017).