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Poets and Pancakes unite

Khaleefa Apollo the Child is a man of many hats. He is a spoken word artist, motivational speaker, youth worker, and events coordinator. He is also one half of hip hop duo Poetic Elements, radio show host on CKCUFM’s The Home Invasion Show, and current co-director of Urban Legends Poetry Collective (ULPC). When Khaleefa became […]

Ottawa Creatives: Jenny Rational Rebel Meya

Jenny Meya was first introduced to poetry in the sixth grade. Stanzas, falling meter, iambic pentameter – at first these things meant little to Jenny, who had always wanted to be a dancer. Jenny had always told stories through dance. It wasn’t until she started middle school that she discovered her passion for telling stories […]

Write On Ottawa: Garden plants things deep in the brain

“Wow, you really kicked Nature’s butt,” that’s what a friend told me after we finally tamed our rear garden. It was wildly overgrown. There were gooseberry shrubs, a swath of ostrich ferns, Manitoba maple saplings, and half a dozen other weeds that thrive on neglect. I love gardens. I love admiring gardens from afar. They […]

Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa

This weekend is a big one for hip hop in the city, with House of PainT happening, all weekend long! Thursday marks Day 1 of House of PainT, and the OG 500 Poetry Slam and Art Expo at the Mayfair Theatre. 12 spoken word poets will go head-to-head, for a chance at the 500$ grand […]

Scribology at Library and Archives

Ritallin, Cytopoetic’s creative director,  at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.  Courtesy of vasta on Flickr The inaugural edition of the capital’s newest annual multi-artist showcase, Scribology, takes over the Library and Archives Canada? Auditorium (395 Wellington Street) on Friday, February 27 at 7 p.m.?? Presented by Cytopoetics and 10milligram promotions, Scribology is an ?annual […]