VerseFest Today

4 days: VERSeFest, Ottawa’s International Poetry Festival, returns for its fourteenth year.

Poets/performers will have copies of their books/chapbooks/cds on hand to sell. Please support them directly!


Thursday, March 21, 2024: Avant-Garde Bar, 135 Besserer Street, 7pmAnita Lahey, Monty Reid, Marjorie Silverman, & Laila Malik    hosted by Jennifer Baker / Arc Poetry Magazine,Daniel Groleau Londry, nina jane drystek, MayaSpoken    hosted by Allison Armstrong


Friday, March 22, 2024 : Happy Goat, 35 Laurel Street, 8pm

Amanda Earl, DS Stymiest, IAN MARTIN, Mary Lee Bragg    hosted by Stephen Brockwell

Susan McMaster, Sneha Madhaven-Reese, Shane Rhodes    hosted by rob mclennan

Saturday, March 23, 2024 : Redbird, 1165 Bank Street, 8pm$12 for the evening: available via: https://www.simpletix.com/e/third-night-session-1-and-2-tickets-163041

Jaclyn Pudiuk, Chris Turnbull, Mark Goldstein, Derek Webster    hosted by rob mclennan

Sandra Ridley, David O’Meara, & Madeleine Stratford    hosted by Zishad Lak


Sunday, March 24, 2024: Spark Beer, 702 Somerset Street West, 8pm

AJ Dolman, Myriam Legault-Beauregard, & Otiono,    hosted by Madeleine Stratford

Jason Christie & Klara du Plessis/Khashayar “Kess” Mohammadi    hosted by rob mclennan

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