Storytelling and Poetry
Are our artists influencing our thought, or reflecting it? Is art a social barometer? And if so, what is today’s art telling us about wars in our future? The Canadian War Museum hosted the 2018 BBC Reith Lectures: The Mark of Cain by Margaret MacMillan, C.C. and brought these questions to the mind of attendees.
The 22nd Ottawa Fringe Festival runs from June 13–24, 2018.
Jennifer Cavanagh: “With nothing on the stage and few light cues Rolls fully commands the space with his loud proclamations and exuberant movements.”
Brian Carroll: “Languedoc fills the entire stage with his performance and characters.”
Brian Carroll: “Canadians might dismiss her tale as ‘everybody had a bad high school teacher.’ But Singh presents a lesson in youth indoctrination under authoritarianism.”
Livia Belcea: “A good storyteller, Bill captivates his audience best when he recalls the stories that hold a large emotional space for him.”
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.
Some ten episodes in, Breakdown2Lowdown podcast hosts and R&B connoisseurs Nicky Jean and Anthony McIntosh have created a smart, fun and sometimes fiery show that lives up to its promise of “a little friction and a whole lot of dope conversations.”
Local poet Daniel Toth, better known in poetry circles by the moniker Colo Toth, is the organizer of poetry karaoke – or PoeKa. After a successful premiere in January, PoeKa will be back Sunday March 11 at Bar Robo.
Vivian Schenker, manager of The Watch Clinic European Jewellers, doesn’t just run a business. She collects stories… stories of people, their jewelry, and their watches.
Best selling poet Rupi Kaur spoke to a captivated crowd at the Canadian Museum of History on November 12.
Adam van der Zwan visited one of Old Ottawa South’s three remaining antique store locations and spoke with the owner, Peter McGregor.
Shane Koyczan is performing at the Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Ave) on Tuesday November 14 at 8pm.
With over 13,000 visitors in under a month, Miwate has surpassed attendance expectations dramatically.
Take advantage of a rare opportunity to see the North’s most exciting artists perform in Ottawa – 11.04.17
Many Canadians don’t get the chance to visit the faraway territories of Canada’s North. Yet Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and Yukon are all home to some of the most interesting and creative artists who themselves often do not get a chance to go “down south.”