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

“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 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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Élise Gauthier (poet, actor, director) attended the first evening of performances at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. The following poem is her reaction to the evening’s festivities, illustrating the range of emotions, reactions one undergoes at a slam poetry event. Des mots Des mots…

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Ottawa’s New Edinburgh Park hosts the much-anticipated official start of the Lumière Festival this evening! The spoken word curator for the festival is Jessica Ruano. I wanted to know more about the spoken word aspect of the event, and Jessica’s response was to send me…

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The Spoken Word Plot presents the poetic stylings of Ottawa-based writers/performers Nadine Thornhill and Jessica Ruano. Both feisty and thoughtful, these poetesses bring their personal stories to the stage with an adorkable elegance and a hint of mischief. This event takes place on Sunday, April 11, 2010…