bpNichol Award

Each year $4000 gets given to one Canadian chapbook. The finalists for the 2017 bpNichol Chapbook Award are: Dana Claxton. The Patient Storm. (above/ground press) Doris Fiszer. The Binders. (Tree Press) Stevie Howell. Summer. (Desert Pets Press) Sonnet L’Abbé. Anima Canadensis. (Junction Books) Nanci Lee. Preparation. (FreeFall Literary Society of Calgary) Renee Sarojini Saklikar. After […]

Upcoming Events

Emily Izsak’s podcast features the Radish in New Recruits Episode 22: Serena Posner Reads Pearl Pirie On Wed May 17, 2017, 1pm-4pm, Studio Nouveau presents Catherine Owen Title: Eavesdropping on Mars. Cost: $60 (including a book, is 3 hours and all about fun experimentations). Due to a couple conflicts of schedule, 2 spots are open. 3 hour workshop […]

VERSeFest Volunteering

Calling all past and prospective VERSeFest volunteers! To honour our incredible volunteers of poetry past and future, VERSeFest invites you to come out for a night of poetry, complimentary drinks, fabulous raffle prizes, and karaoke at Bar Robo on February 13, 7pm. Featuring readings by: JEFF BLACKMAN JESSLYN DELIA SMITH ÉRIC CHARLEBOIS Followed by Karaoke […]

New Short Forms Workshops Coming In April

April 3-May 8, 2017, weekly on Mondays for 6 weeks. Haiku and other short forms: Haiku, senryu, short lyric, tanka, minimalism, one word poems, erasure poetry. Online, and in-person thru Studio Nouveau in Ottawa if there’s 6 people in person. The best of participant poems go into a phafours press chapbook. $200 for 12 hours. I […]

Framework: Words on the land 2016

Reading and Conversation with 10 Writers at Fieldwork. Featuring: Natale Ghent, Katherine Graham, John K. Grande, Helen Humphreys, Jonathan Kaplansky, Monty Reid, Sandra Ridley, John Steffler, Alissa York and Pearl Pirie. August 21st. 3-5 PM. 2501 Old Brooke Rd. (The barn across the road from Fieldwork). Watching the Art installations in the fields, the field […]