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Tour de blogosphere: A special guide to Ottawa’s literary blogs (Part 4, young adult book reviews)

This is your tour guide to Ottawa’s online literary world, blogosphere style. In coming posts, expect champions of poetry, stories of small press, writers seeking writers, book clubs to notice, online journals, recaps, reviews and more. Today we take you into the online world of Young Adult book reviewers – whether they’re taking you into […]

Puzzling Posts: Adventures in daddy-daughter time

It’s a problem faced by creative types everywhere: how do parents foster creativity in their children just as the world conspires to grind it out of them with regimented school systems and day-to-day drudgery? For one local parent, the answer lies in blogging his daddy-daughter creative writing exploits. Apt613 contributor Mike Reynolds is one of […]

Weekend roundup: not Bluesfest yet edition

The headline says it all folks. Yesterday’s lineup announcement for Ottawa’s largest blues festival that also features electro, hip hop and prog rock sparked a flurry of online discussion and excitement. But if this weekend is any indication, we don’t need to wait until July to take in some wicked-ass music. The organizers of the […]

Tour de Blogosphere: Blogging Bookworms

I love books. Interested in finding fellow readers, I searched the blogosphere for Ottawa bookworms. To my delight, the national capital region is filled with blogging bibliophiles, which are the focus of this week’s round-up of local blogs. Blogging Bookworms There is a surprisingly large number of Ottawa blogs dedicated to publishing book reviews and […]

Jam Jar: Your weekly spread of sweet sweet literature

There are a multitude of writers living in Ottawa, some professional, others who must sneak in a few lines of well-turned prose on their lunch break or before hitting the sack. The city is also home to a legion of readers who are as hungry for local literature as they would be for local beef […]

NaNoWriMo: I’ve earned my virtual certificate

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on a local writer’s trek toward 50,000 words as part of this year’s NaNoWriMo challenge. You can read the first part here. We gave Mike a few weeks to ice his fingers before asking him to pound out a few more words for us. As […]