amongst books

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Two events at the Manx Pub this weekend

Bywords Cornerstone Fundraiser and Spring Launch
Saturday, May 28 at 5 to 6pm
with music by Jesse Cole and poetry by Emily Falvey, Christian McPherson, Rod Pederson and Dimitra Xidous
Those who give money for Cornerstone will receive a free copy of the spring issue of the Bywords Quarterly Journal and our gratitude.
For more on the event please go to my note over at Local Tourist Ottawa

John Lavery Memorial
Sunday, May 29, 4 to 6pm
an informal gathering of friends and fans of John Lavery
hosted by David O’Meara
a chance to celebrate John and share your memories.
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A big thank you to David O’Meara and the Manx Pub for holding these events and for their continuing support of literature through Plan 99, a prose & poetry series that has features writers from across Canada that we rarely get a chance to hear in person in a welcoming and writer/reader friendly atmosphere without distractions by big screen tvs and with the benefit of very good beer and scotch.

There are so many things going on in Ottawa this weekend: Glebe Garage Sale, Hintonburg Arts Festival, Race Weekend and probably a myriad of other activities, but I hope if you’re in Ottawa or if you want to be in Ottawa, you’ll stop by the Manx for a few hours on the weekend to support a good cause, hear some great poetry and music and celebrate John Lavery, who influenced and touched the lives of many Ottawa writers and musicians.

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