take a workshop with rob mclennan A spot or two left. Upstairs at The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale). The workshops are scheduled for Sunday afternoons, 2-4:30pm: August 28; September 11, 18 + 25; October 2 + 16. $200 for 6 sessions. The course will focus on workshopping writing of the participants, as […]
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 […]
I know that poetry can go to the good. Fundraising through poetry works as a few years ago we raised enough money from poetry for the Guatemala Stove Project through chapbooks to convert words into the work of 3 stoves for the Maya in the Guatemala highlands. Natalie Hanna of Battleaxe Press got the idea that an […]
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Ottawa, ON – Mar. 18, 2016 – VERSeFest, Ottawa’s International Poetry Festival, is pleased to announce this year’s inductees to the Hall of Honour, rob mclennan and Andrée Lacelle, for outstanding service to the Ottawa-Gatineau poetry community. mclennan and Lacelle will be inducted into the Hall of Honour 7:00 P.M., Sunday, March 20th. The ceremony […]
Centretown Buzz has VERSeFest coverage. The site and schedule is up and advance passes are for sale. 60+ poets for $50. Can’t even get gum for that rate and you don’t take the gum home either. March 15-20th. Coming up fast. Some of the poets from in, across and out of Canada: David McGimpsey, Marilyn Dumont, […]
AAOF launched its first reading series, and we would like to invite you all to our first Poetry Night of 2016, next Monday, January 18, 7 pm at L’Avant-Garde Bar (135, Besserer St.).
I do post of tips occasionally, for example, a poetry rubric (2008), prompts (2009) Getting around Writer’s Block (2009), Tips on Giving Readings (2013), Author Photo Do and Don’ts (2013), and Taming the Uncontrollable Open Mic (2014). I’ve offered Templates for use in making chapbooks and broadsheets. Last year I did an Overview of Ottawa’s Literary and Book Scene (2015). […]