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 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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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…

VERSeFest is bringing O-Town’s wide-ranging poetry communities together with a festival full of readings, performances, slam, spoken word, workshops for kids, discussions and much, much more. If you want it, and it’s connected to poetry, then VERSeFest has it. And they also have some big…

CFSW 2010 Ottawa FINALS
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Anthony Bansfield and Shauntay Grant feature at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW 2010 Ottawa www.cfsw.ca) closes this evening after a full week of high-energy slam competitions culminating in the National Slam Finals. The event takes place at…

CFSW 2010 Ottawa FINALS

Article by Kathryn Hunt Fair disclosure: I’m a poet, and I’m a self-proclaimed geek. And even I can appreciate that maybe people don’t necessarily associate the two. Especially not geeks and slam poetry. I mean, the stereo-typical geek, if he writes poetry, writes angst-ridden love…