VERSeFest, Ottawa’s annual international poetry festival, wants to celebrate the art of poetry, music, and food by presenting Poetry in the Park. The festival will include an entire afternoon of bilingual arts performances along with a delicious lunch. The day of poetry will be held on Aug. 28 from 1pm to 5:30 pm at Strathcona Park in the Sandy Hill area. The event, including lunch, is free for anyone to attend.
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.
Earlier this year, Apartment613 started the Write On Ottawa series to profile the great literary talent in our city. With Christmas fast approaching, we are looking back at all the writers that we spoke to this year, as well as giving a sneak preview to some of the reviews coming in the weeks and months […]
Today we continue our look at the amazing poetry scene in our region by profiling two excellent writers. Award winning poet Shane Rhodes is one of the most innovate wordsmiths in the National Capital Region. In fact, his work is so cutting edge it completely redefines what a poem is. When one thinks of poetry […]