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Last week, I moderated a session at the Ottawa International Writers Festival in the cabaret-style basement of Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, stayed for the Plan 99 reading series 10th anniversary bash and lingered at a table of writers trading tales of what motivates…

Comments Off on Towards the Ottawa Small Press Fair…

    First and foremost, we are thrilled to announce that the fifth Apt. 9 title, and the first one to be fiction, will come from Michael Blouin. Blouin’s excellent first novel Chase & Haven (Coach House) recently won the ReLit Award, and was shortlisted…

Comments Off on Nancy’s Wine Time: Episode 1: 10 Great Bottles for Under $100

In the premiere episode of Nancy’s Wine Time, Nancy Thompson, a Certified Sommelier from Ottawa takes you through 10 good bottles of wine for under $100.00. You don’t need to spend big bucks to get good wine. Nancy’s General List Stockup has several good bottles…

Comments Off on Backstage (onstage?) Management of "Noises Off"

An interview with the real stage manager (Tina Goralski) and the “fake” stage manager (Al Connors) for The Gladstone’s production of Noises Off, ran September 3 to October 10, 2009, in Ottawa, Ontario. Hear a bit about the challenges of stage managing the show, and…