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Meet the finalists for the 2020 Ottawa Book Awards

Winners of the 2020 Ottawa Book Awards will be revealed during a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 21 at 6pm. Register via Eventbrite. Since 1985, the Ottawa Book Awards have recognized the top English and French books published by local authors in the previous year. Both official languages have categories for fiction and non-fiction, […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

Well folks, we’ve had a few snowfalls and this Friday we flip the calendar to December. Whether you want to bundle up inside or get cozy with some hot chocolate outside, we’ve got you covered this weekend!

Wakefield joins growing list of local literary festivals

Post by David Sachs Writing is a solitary art, they all say, and for once they’re right.  Writer’s (of books) have no teammates and no audience, none that they see anyway.  In a city like Ottawa, it’s more of a dark art: neighbourhoods of talented political staff, civil servants and reporters, writing magnum opuses after […]

Poets, music, writers and wine in Wakefield!

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” ?    John Keats If the 19th century romantic poet John Keats were alive today and living in the National Capital Region, he would almost certainly be going to the annual Wakefield-La Pêche Writers Festival […]