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.
Brandon Wint, Conyer Clayton, Kamal Hakim, Pearl Pirie and more great poets feature in VERSeFEST’s virtual lineup—11.06.20 to 11.20.20
VERSeFEST, Ottawa’s international poetry festival, returns in November with an all-virtual program!
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 literary blogging with creative twists. From those scouring the second […]
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’s Pearl Pirie recently published her third full collection of poetry, the pet radish, shrunken, a wonderful, playful, and funny collection of unforgettable poems. You will scratch your head, laugh and be happy to think about “the tangerine sunset,” how “I love yous peak on sundays,” and “because I love you. if I didn’t, think/ […]
If you are a lover of poetry then this coming week will bring a smile to your face. VERSeFest, Ottawa’s annual poetry festival, starts on Tuesday, March 24, and runs until next Monday, March 30. To help celebrate this gathering of talented wordsmiths, Apartment613 is launching today Poetry Week, which will include extensive coverage of […]
Ottawa’s blogging community is full of fascinating and thoughtful people. One of the most prolific members of this interesting group is Pearl Pirie, who can be found in more than a dozen local online sites. Curious to know more about this creative blogger, I spoke to Pearl about her diverse projects, which encompass poetry, photography, […]