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Launching our special Writers Festival series

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 […]

Poetry Week: One-on-one with the talented Pearl Pirie

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/ […]

Welcome to Poetry Week

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 […]

Tour de blogosphere: Pearl Pirie, Ottawa’s blogger extraordinaire

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, […]