Rupi Kaur's legacy solidified as book tour wraps in Ottawa 1

what can I do to make this mountain taller, so the women after me, can see farther – legacy, rupi kaur   Rupi Kaur, online poet extraordinaire, while shorter in stature, stands as a tall, beautiful mountain in front of a crowd of adoring fans…

VerseFest 2016: Ottawa's Poetry Festival (March 15-20) 8
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6 days, 60 poets: A truly unique event VerseFest is Ottawa’s festival of poetry, organized by VERSe Ottawa, an umbrella body with a membership that includes groups that produce readings around town. VERSe Ottawa originally came together to stage VerseFest 2011 and things have only…

“Worst Case Ontario” Tour Heads for Ottawa 7
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5 poets, 8 cities, 9 days. The Worst Case Ontario (WCO) tour has been on the road since August 21 and is heading for the home stretch, performing at Black Squirrel Books in Ottawa on August 29 (after their show on August 28th, at Ted’s…

Versefest ‘15:  March 24 – 30, 2015 18
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Kicking off Tuesday, March 24 (2015) and running until the 30th, VERSeFest Ottawa is celebrating its fifth anniversary with its most ambitious poetry festival to date: 63 of the world’s most talented poets will perform across town, languages and genres at more than twenty events….

The A B Series presents: Laisha Rosneau and Waubgeshig Rice
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Article by Vanessa Rotondo The A B Series‘ Artistic Director Max Middle presented Laisha Rosneau and Waubgeshig Rice this past Thursday, November 6th at the Ottawa Art Gallery in Arts Court. The latest edition showcased a collection of poetry from Rosnau‘s most recent published work, “Pluck”,…

VERSeFest 2014: A World of Poetry in Ottawa
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In 2010 a number of Ottawa’s numerous (and diverse) poetry communities came together to form VERSe Ottawa, with the aim of organizing a poetry festival. Their hard work paid off with the inauguration of VERSeFest, Ottawa’s week long poetry festival, in the spring of 2011….

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  The Ottawa International Writers Festival kicked off the second night of their fall 2013 program, this past Friday, October 26th, by celebrating a segment of O-Town’s poetry talent. David O’Meara presented a tour de force with the launch of his fourth collection, A pretty…

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VerseFest, Ottawa’s poetry festival, is off and running, celebrating its third year with an enthusiastic and packed opening night this past Tuesday. Continuing until Sunday, March 17, VerseFest has something for everyone, whether it’s Kay’la Fraser’s spoken word, Lady Katalyst’s jazzy flow, Ken Babstock’s Griffin…