Wednesday, June 29, 2011
literary fun between the fireworks & royal brouhaha this weekend
Friday, July 1
Open Mic Night at the Umi Café for music, poetry & whimsy-8pm
Saturday, July 2
Nuit Noire opening night at the Cube Gallery, the vernissage launches a month long artsy celebration of the nuit. on Saturday at 8:30pm James Bremner will read from his essay in the book "Let there be Night", telling how he lost his fear of the dark and found a little courage. Can there be courage without fear, as we crowd together in over-lit cities? After that there will be a big gala sidewalk party. Music by the fabulous John Gillies & the Telescopes. More here.
Sunday, July 3
Dusty Owl’s Canada Day Weekend Picnic on Victoria Island featuring London, Ontario poet & sound gadabout Penn Kemp, 2pm
and to stretch the weekend even longer…
Monday, July 4
Ottawa Youth Poetry Slam Finals at the Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch, 5pm plus Loh El
Tuesday, July 5
blUe mOndays on Tuesday at Café Nostalgica, 603 Cumberland St. with Penn Kemp, Jamie Bradley, Carmel Purkis, Christine McNair, Grant Wilkins, Sandra Ridley and Sean Moreland
in between the fireworks & the royal brouhahaha get yourself out to hear some words.
& for the poets among you, Ottawa residents, students & workers now or before, send poems to submissions at bywords dot ca for consideration for the August issue of bywords.ca. you have time to smell the roses, you have time to send us poems. check out the guidelines first on the site.
[photo by Charles Earl]