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.
Apollo the Child
Although they’re not hosting a festival this year, the folks at Mirror Mountain Film Festival have curated a wicked YouTube playlist of Ottawa-made indie films for 613 Day this weekend!
The inaugural Bicycle Ball—the first of many, hopes EnviroCentre—will be hosted in the beautiful Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park on September 27th.
The 3rd Mirror Mountain Film Festival will be at Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Ave) from December 1–3, 2017.
Beginning with words spoken in classrooms at Carleton University, Urban Legends has grown from a small poetry slam into what it is now, a spoken word events community called the Urban Legends Poetry Collective (ULPC).
Haneen Alhassoun was 9 years old when she began writing poetry, in Arabic, about her homeland of Palestine. She wrote so many poems that her mother used to tease her, calling her names of Palestinian politicians. For Haneen, poetry was a means of expression that, at that young age, she wasn’t taking seriously and, eventually, she […]