Upcoming Events – January 2012 Edition

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
The A B Series
FT Henry Beissel
Laurier House

Friday, January 13th, 2012
Urban Legends Poetry Slam – “All Slam, All The Time” show ft YOU
Carleton Unicenter
$7 (regular), $5 (Students) OR free (for performers/competitors)

Friday, January 13th, 2012
Call and Response vernisage ft poetry by Sandra Ridley
School of Photographic Arts Ottawa (168 Dalhousie)
Free (I think)

Sunday, January 15th, 2012
Bywords Warms the Night
Bywords Quarterly Journal launch and fundraiser for Cornerstone Women’s Shelter
FT: Jamie Bradley, Abby Paige, and Luminita Suse (with music by Andrea Simms-Karp)
Collected Works
PWYC ($5 recommended – each donation gets a copy of the Winter Edition of BQJ)

Sunday, January 15th, 2012
Dusty Owl ft Brandon Wint
Elmdale House Tavern
PWYC ($5 recommended)

Monday, January 16th, 2012
Ottawa Youth Poetry Slam ft Brendan McLeod
Ottawa Public Library – Main Branch (basement theatre)

Thursday, January 19th, 2012
Speaking Out, Speaking In presents: “A House Divided: Stories and Songs of the American Civil War”
Gail Anglin, Tom Lips, and Daniel Kletke
NAC Fourth Stage

Thursday, January 19th, 2012
Page Half Full presents a launch party for “Air Out / In Air: 21 Poets for the Guatemala Stove Project”
Ft Allison Armstrong, Mike Montreuil, rob mclennan, Luminita Suse, and Amanda Earl
Collected Works
PWYC ($5 recommended)

Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Poetry for the End of the World: A fundraiser for VERSeFest
FT the End of the World Poets PLUS Call Me Katie, Puggy Hammer, and a weather balloon.
Arts Court Theatre
$8 at the door
NOTE: There’s still space on the open mic list – if you want to PRE-sign-up (required), talk to Kate Hunt

Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Capital Slam ft Johnny MacRae
Mercury Lounge
6:30 (sign-up), 7:15 (show)
$8 or FREE for performers/competitors

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
When Sisters Speak
FT Keisha Monique, Nalia Keleta-Mae, Truth Is…, Dasha Kelly, Devon “The Split” Jones, and Queen Sheba
U of O Alumnai Auditorium
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Tree Reading Series presents: Nadine McInnis
Arts Court Theatre
Workshop with Pearl Pirie at 6:45
Show starts at 8pm
Free/PWYC (and there’s an open mic)

Friday, January 27th, 2012
Once Upon a Slam ft Luna Allison performing “Girl Fail”
Mercury Lounge

Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Ottawa’s first ever Women’s Slam Championship
(Likewise, a fundraiser for VERSeFest)
Hosted by Ruthanne Edward and FT: CauseMo, D’Lightfull, Danielle K.L. Gregoire, Elissa Molino, Elle P, Jenna Tenn-Yuk, Rage, Sarah Musa, Scotch, Sepideh, Stargazer, Festrell – and Mia Morgan (as the sacrificial poet).
Arts Court Theatre
$8 at the door

January 28th, 2012
Stories and Tea presents “Warm Words on a Winter’s Night – The Sequel”
The Tea Party café (119York st, east of Dalhousie)
PWYC ($8 recommended)

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