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Tour de blogosphere: A Special Guide to Ottawa’s Literary Blogs (Part 1)

After an extended hiatus, Tour de blogosphere, Apartment613’s review of blogs from the National Capital Region, is back.  We restart our journey today by looking at the numerous projects involving rob mclennan, our region’s literary jack-of-all trades.  (Note: rob spells his name all lowercase). This is your tour guide to Ottawa’s online literary world blogosphere […]

Ottawa Small Press Fair promises bookish delights for local readers

A treasure trove of literary gems will be on display this coming Saturday, as vendors from the National Capital Region and beyond set up shop in Centretown to sell their valuable wares. Since 1994, the Ottawa Small Press Fair has offered local bookworms a chance to purchase rare, limited edition works, as well as becoming familiar […]

Write On Ottawa: New poetry books by Sonia Saikaley and rob mclennan

Today we continue our look at the thriving poetry scene in the National Capital Region by focusing on two local writers. Sonia Saikaley has been busy the last couple of years.  Her novella The Lebanese Dishwasher was a co-winner of the 2012 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest, a work that she discussed in a previous interview with Apartment613. While […]

Celebrating 20 years of poetry with above/ground press

Since 1993, Ottawa-based above/ground press has been releasing poetry chapbooks and broadside poems from local writers, as well as out-of-town authors from Canada and the United States. Edited and published by literary jack-of-all-trades rob mclennan, (whose name is spelled all lowercase), this independent press has been an indispensable staple in the National Capital Region’s thriving poetry scene.  Among the numerous […]