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Ottawa International Writers Festival

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

After what has been a rainy week, we are fortunate to have dry skies this weekend and to be able to make the most of one of the final (dare we say it?) weekends of fall. We may not get to enjoy some of the liberties we had before returning to Stage 2 of city shutdowns amidst this global pandemic, but we folks are creative and there is still plenty going on in this fine city.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

Haunted Houses and pumpkin carving parties may be at the very top of your to-do list this weekend, and if so, enjoy the heck out of that. If you’re still not sure what else there is to do, we’ve got your back. From a writing festival to choral music and an outdoor movie screening get out and about this weekend with your people and take in some of the nicer weather before the snow flies.

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 […]

Apartment613 Live for October 16, 2013

Tune in to Apartment613 Live every Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CHUO 89.1 FM. If you miss it, you can catch this week’s show using the handy Soundcloud widget below. And remember to subscribe to the podcast version of the show on iTunes. Ryan took the helm once again this week for yet another great show. He was joined first […]

The Muslim tide, immigration and David Bowie at the Writers Festival

Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, a surprisingly large group of writers have argued that Muslim immigrants pose a threat to the West. These voices claim that Muslims are hostile to western values, and that their higher birthrates will turn them into a majority in Europe in the coming decades, […]

Radio dramas, novels and more: Ottawa International Writers Festival is back

For the last 16 years, the Ottawa International Writers Festival has brought some of the world’s best authors to our nation’s capital. From the late-Nobel Laureate José Saramago of Portugal, to Canadian icons Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje, this impressive literary gathering has showcased some outstanding talent. The celebrity factor, however, is only one small […]