Check out the shortlist for the Archibald Lampman Award, recognizing the best in Ottawa and area poetry.
VERSeFest, Ottawa’s annual international poetry festival, wants to celebrate the art of poetry, music, and food by presenting Poetry in the Park. The festival will include an entire afternoon of bilingual arts performances along with a delicious lunch. The day of poetry will be held on Aug. 28 from 1pm to 5:30 pm at Strathcona Park in the Sandy Hill area. The event, including lunch, is free for anyone to attend.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s poetry scene—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post from JustJamaal The Poet aka Jamaal Jackson Rogers on the future of spoken word.
Mapped Out Radio airs every Friday from 11:30am to 1pm. Listen live or on-demand at ckcufm.com.
Bucko Art Machine: Collaboration in isolation, complex care and transcending physical disability in a global pandemic
Before the pandemic, Bucko (Chris Binkowski) was a busker. He would perform in public spaces or at events, creating audio-visual performances powered by his wheelchair. He also does large-scale geometric paintings and has been active on a new project with other artists, under the name Bucko Art Machine. His latest work is a track on the Mood Ring Vol. 2 compilation
Her showcase on Saturday made poet Miranda Martel a standout at Ottawa’s Artpreneur conference.
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of posts Apartment613 is hosting on behalf of MASC, showcasing the artists they work with and their programming in our community. Singer-songwriter, poet, writer, actor, radio columnist: Mehdi Cayenne is a free spirit from the Francophonie, a quick-witted chameleon who writes over, under, and outside the box. Charismatic, […]
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
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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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