Tag Archives: poetry

Building community here and abroad: Pearl attends the last SLOWest monthly coffeehouse

Pearl Pirie is an Ottawa arts enthusiast. Her last poetry collection was Thirsts from Snare Books (2011). She coordinates the Tree Seed Workshop Series, the second and fourth night of each month at the Arts Court, 6:45-7:45. It is a free drop-in space provided with the Tree Reading Series for people to explore poetry. This […]

Sustainable living: Pearl explains why SLOWest is best

Pearl Pirie is a local arts enthusiast who blogs about the city’s literary events in both word and image. Her most recent poetry collection came out last year. Thirsts (Snare, 2011) launches at Tree on Jan. 24. She will be one of the readers at versefest.ca in March. Alise Marlane was the feature this month at 1277 Wellington St. She sang […]

A taste of TEDxOttawa: Spoken word from Brandon Wint

Jessey is a writer, digital communications strategist, and the founder of Local Tourist Ottawa. As you may know, I’m a huge fan of many of Ottawa’s spoken word poets.   So of course, it was a delight to see the talented and very heartfelt Brandon Wint take the stage at TEDxOttawa today. Before the “official” videos come […]

Capital Slam 2011 Finals

Jessey is a writer, digital communications strategist, and the founder of Local Tourist Ottawa. I’m not sure that when people think of the Nation’s Capital, they often think of poetry. Well, they should. In 2010, Ottawa won its second-consecutive national slam poetry title, and on Friday night the city’s 2011 team was decided. If the passion-filled show these […]

‘Poetry can be all around you’: Kathryn Hunt recounts sharing random acts of poetry

Kathryn Hunt  is a displaced Maritimer who first arrived in Ottawa 15 years ago. A published poet and freelance writer, Kate blogs, performs and talks the city’s budding literary scene at every opportunity! She also enjoys cycling and rock-climbing in her spare time. Last weekend I spent a day helping to man the Arc Poetry Magazine table at […]

Sound and furiously good times: Pearl Pirie reviews the AB Series

Pearl Pirie is a local arts enthusiast who arrived in Ottawa about 20 years ago for university. She blogs about the city’s literary events — in both word and image.  Her second full-length poetry collection is coming out this fall. Tokyo Taiga was the guest of the AB Series at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage, May 19, 2011. […]

Poetry and Philanthrophy: Bywords 7th annual Cornerstone fundraiser and spring launch

Amanda Earl has published poetry chapbooks with above/ground press and Book Thug. Amanda is also the managing editor of Bywords.ca and the Bywords Quarterly Journal, the angel of AngelHousePress and the curator of Experiment-o.com, an annual journal that celebrates the art of risk. Today she is inviting you to Bywords.ca’s 7th Annual Cornerstone Fundraiser and […]

Bridging page vs. stage: VERSeFest brings poetry communities together

Kathryn Hunt  is a displaced Maritimer who first arrived in Ottawa 15 years ago. A published poet and freelance writer, Kate blogs, performs and talks the city’s budding literary scene at every opportunity! She also enjoys cycling and rock-climbing in her spare time. The closing night party might have summed up VERSeFest almost entirely. VERSe […]

Learning to love Ottawa and its literary scene: Welcome to Local Tourist Kathryn Hunt

Kathryn Hunt  is a displaced Maritimer who first arrived in Ottawa 15 years ago. A published poet and freelance writer, Kate blogs, performs and talks the city’s budding literary scene at every opportunity! She also enjoys cycling and rock-climbing in her spare time. I’ve been living in Ottawa, off and on, for over a decade, […]

‘Grounds for Break-up’ packs Raw Sugar

  Shayla Brunet was born and raised in sleepy town North Bay, ON, and moved to Ottawa in 2008. She is a Journalism graduate and a third–year Mass Communications student at Carleton University. She is part of ‘Grounds for Break-Up’ and is an avid poetry reader/writer. Watch for her first published piece in Canada’s sex […]

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