Tag Archives: VERSefest

‘A confluence of what’s happening in Ottawa poetry': VERSeFest draws to a close

Pearl Pirie (blog/Twitter) 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 in March. Evan Thornton at Sneezers said: “Gain a sense of scale: […]

Photo credit: Anthony Citrano, via Flickr February 15

‘This is the breath of the last word spoken': VERSeFest & poetry for the end of the world

Christine Northan is a local poetry enthusiast and volunteer. When she’s not studying to be a massage therapist, she enjoys all things creative that Ottawa has to offer. And long walks on the beach. Can’t forget that. There’s been a whole lotta talk about 2012 being the end of the world as we know it (oh, you better […]

Photo credit: Ben Oh (via Flickr) February 02

Literary snapshot: What’s happening in February

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. It’s probably a good thing there’s an extra day in February this year, it’s so packed with literary events. I’ll […]

Literary snapshot: What’s happening in January

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. It’s a new year for Ottawa’s literary scene, and man, is January busy! If you resolved to explore your creative […]

Something in the Ottawater: Rusty breaks down the city’s Slam scene

Rusty Priske (blog/Twitter) is the Slam Master at Capital Slam and has represented Ottawa on the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word a record four times. He is an unabashed Slam proselytizer. The slam scene in Ottawa is my home, just as much as any place with four walls and a roof could be. It has […]

Literary Snapshot: What’s happening in December

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. As the temperature drops, it seems the literary scene only gets hotter: between […]

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, […]

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