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 rob mclennan on small press publishing.
The Ottawa International Writers Festival is one of our city’s treasured gems. Since first launching in 1997, this special gathering has brought some of Canada’s and the world’s leading writers, comic book creators, playwrights, scientists and musicians to our region. Next week the 2015 spring edition of the festival kicks off and will run from […]
Ottawa-based author Stacey Atkinson is a joy to read. In fact, I loved her novel Stuck so much, I had to double-check whether it was her literary debut. “Stuck is my first book, which I independently published under my own company Mirror Image Publishing,” Atkinson assures Apartment613. “It is also my first published work of any length, unless you […]
VERSeFest, Ottawa’s annual poetry festival, will take place from March 25-30. In advance of this literary celebration, we spoke with acclaimed local poet David O’Meara, who is also the artistic director of the festival. Apartment613: The first VERSeFest took place in 2011. What was the aim of starting this annual poetry gathering, given that Ottawa already has a […]
Earlier this year, Apartment613 started the Write On Ottawa series to profile the great literary talent in our city. With Christmas fast approaching, we are looking back at all the writers that we spoke to this year, as well as giving a sneak preview to some of the reviews coming in the weeks and months […]
If you head over to The Manx Pub on Elgin Street and order a pint of beer, chances are that you will be served by one of Ottawa’s – if not Canada’s – most brilliant poets. David O’Meara is a fantastic writer who wears many hats: Manx bartender, artistic director of VERSeFest, all around great guy. However, it’s […]
The Ottawa International Writers Festival is one of my favourite times of the year. With a spring and fall session, as well as several literary events in between, this celebration of the written word is manna for book lovers. The 2013 fall edition, scheduled from October 24-30, continues the proud tradition of promoting intelligent discussion […]
It’s fashionable in some circles to argue that the novel is a dying art form. According to this group – which includes, ironically, published fiction writers – novels no longer have the power to move society, nor do they offer much space for new forms of artistic creativity. In her remarkable début novel Ru, Saigon […]