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.
Ottawa Writers Festival
See Vivek Shraya at the Ottawa International Writers Festival, October 23rd and 24th.
A series of events discusses topics like food security & ethical eating, and showcase local producers.
“Like Canada, Canadian literature is a social construction made up by the CBC and marketing firms.”
Blog Out Loud is the 6th annual blogging event you don’t want to miss! The night allows you to get to know some key players in Ottawa’s blogging scene. Blog Out Loud features ten local bloggers reading aloud their favorite posts of the past year as well as displaying works of the city’s favorite photo […]
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 […]
Edward Rutherfurd, the master of the historical novel, is set to enchant Ottawa with his latest epic saga
In today’s so-called Twitter age, when attention spans are supposedly non-existent and books are seen as quaint anachronisms, it is cool to claim that epic novels are dead. For in a world where 140-characters are all the rage, who has time to read hundreds of pages, let alone invest the mental effort to process a […]
Despite his shrill voice, pedantic charisma and somewhat smarmy aura, Nardwuar the Human Serviette gives great interviews. Especially deft are his closes, where he commonly asks “Why should people care about (the artist/band that are engaged in the interview)?” Many respond like well-seasoned self-promoters. Some scoff. Others are humbled and end up chewing their way […]
Ottawa Writers Festival: Come and hear authors discuss the cosmos, songwriting, food and mystery novels
Since 1997, the Ottawa Writers Festival has been bringing the best literary talent from around the world to the nation’s capital. The festival has been so successful, it now offers semi-annual editions – one in the spring and the other in the fall – with scattered events throughout the year. The spring 2013 edition is set […]
Alexander McCall Smith is a modern day renaissance man. In addition to selling tens of millions of fiction books around the world, he is a recognised expert on medical law and bioethics, having served on such bodies as the International Bioethics Commission of UNESCO. He is also an emeritus professor of Medical Law at the […]