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Sandra Ridley

Celebrating the human voice with the A B series

Since 2007, the Ottawa-based A B Series has been presenting innovative programming filled with experimental poetry, music and spoken word. Founded by Max Middle, the Series’ artistic director, the cutting-edge programming has brought first-rate performers from across Canada and around the world to our region.  But while the current programme includes musical performances, literary readings and innovative […]

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 […]

Write On Ottawa: Interview with the very talented (and award winning) local poet Sandra Ridley

Ottawa-based author Sandra Ridley is a fantastic poet.  Her writings have earned her numerous awards, including the Saskatchewan Book Award for Publishing, the bpNichol Chapbook Poetry Award, and the Alfred G. Bailey Prize.  She has also facilitated poetry workshops at Carleton University and the Ottawa Public Library. Apartment613 caught up with the talented wordsmith to discuss her second […]