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!
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 […]
What’s a chapbook? I hear that a lot. That’s because I’m trying to write one. The straight answer is: Something a touch shy of a book, usually a stapled booklet with 24 pages or fewer. The more inspired thing is to call it an appetizer: A work that can be consumed at one sitting, provides […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Local writer rob mclennan has had a profound impact on Ottawa’s literary scene. The author of 26 books, including two novels, the non-fiction work Ottawa: The Unknown City (a must read, if you want to get to know the city’s little secrets), and numerous volumes of poetry, he has also published, interviewed and reviewed the work […]