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Wakefield joins growing list of local literary festivals

Post by David Sachs Writing is a solitary art, they all say, and for once they’re right.  Writer’s (of books) have no teammates and no audience, none that they see anyway.  In a city like Ottawa, it’s more of a dark art: neighbourhoods of talented political staff, civil servants and reporters, writing magnum opuses after […]

Poets, music, writers and wine in Wakefield!

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” ?    John Keats If the 19th century romantic poet John Keats were alive today and living in the National Capital Region, he would almost certainly be going to the annual Wakefield-La Pêche Writers Festival […]

Writers Fest: Us Conductors is a wonderful novel

The Ottawa International Writers Festival is taking place from April 22-28.  Apartment613 is previewing some of the authors who will be speaking at the festival in a series of special posts. Winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes for Canadian fiction, Us Conductors is Sean Michaels’ first full-length novel.  Combining […]

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 […]