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 rob mclennan on small press publishing.
Write On Ottawa: Frances Boyle’s new short story collection explores the interplay between intentions and actions
Ottawa author Frances Boyle recently spoke with Apt613 about where she finds inspiration, her writing process, and the value of artists among us during uncertain times. Last month, Porcupine Quill published her first collection of short fiction, titled Seeking Shade.
Canthius is an Ottawa-based feminist literary arts magazine and non-profit that celebrates poetry and prose by women, transgender men, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and genderqueer/gender non-conforming writers.
It’s called chiaroscuro — contrasting light and dark for dramatic effect — and it is old school. Picture Rembrandt’s face peeking out of the darkness like that macadamia nut in your double chocolate cookie. It evokes some traditional associations as well. Light equals truth. Darkness surrounds us and feeds on our fear, ignorance and/or inattention. […]