Upcoming Events for March 2012

March 7th

Celebrate Her presents Sepideh Soltaninia and Brandon Wint


Alpha Soul Café (1015 Wellington St. W)


NOTE:  Celebrate Her is a week-long fine-arts fundraising and awareness campaign benefiting Ottawa’s Sexual Assault Support Centre.  It runs from March 3rd to March 10th.

March 8th

Inanna Press presents the Ottawa launch of Connie Banes Rose’s Road to Thunder Hill


Collected Works (M)


March 9th

CipherSlam ft Sean OG

7pm (sign-up, 15 spots available)

7:30 (show begins)

Rm 282, Unicentre – Carleton University


March 10th

Esther Fueter-Matharu book signing (poetry)

11am – 1pm

Books on Beachwood (35 Beechwood Ave)


Capital Slam ft Prufrock

6:30 (sign-up)

7pm (show begins)

Mercury Lounge (56 Byward, in the Market)

$8 (performers get in free)

The AB Series ft Ron Silliman


Gallery 101


SLOWest Coffee House ft Gail Anglin and Neville Miller


Bridgehead (1277 Wellington St)



Fully Committed 101 present Brandon Wint & Guests


Patrick John Mills Contemporary Fine Art Gallery (286 Hinchey, in Hintonburg)




March 12th

Ruth Latta reads from “The Old Love and the New Love”


Emerald Plaza branch of the Ottawa Public Library (1547 Merivale Rd)




March 13th

St Bridget’s Cultural Centre presents Caroline Pignat and John J. Heney


Margaret Mary’s Church (7 Fairbairn Street)

$5 (includes lunch)


Stories and Tea presents “Trees” ft Ruth Stewart-Verger and Donna Stewart


The Tea Party café (119 York St)



Tree Reading Series ft Jane Munro (performance) and Jay MillAR (workshop on the Long Poem)

6:45 (workshop)

7:30 (performance)

Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Avenue)




March 14th

VoV ft Jan Andrews

Doors: 7:30

Show: 8pm

Venus Envy (320 Lisgar at Bank)

$5/PWYC (open mic performers get in free)



March 15th

Charles deLint – book launch for Under My Skin


Raw Sugar café (692 Somerset)



Speaking Out / Speaking In presents “The Shortest Road Home: Stories from Ireland” ft Mike Burns


NAC Fourth Stage

$20 (regular) OR $12 (students and seniors) – available at the NAC box office



March 16th

Call and Response presents poems by Claudia Coutu Radmore and photography by Olivia Johnston


Red Wall Gallery – School of Photographic Arts Ottawa (168 Dalhousie)




March 18th

The Dusty Owl ft Rusty Priske (“The Trapeze Artist”)


Elmdale House Tavern (1084 Wellington St W)




March 20th

Prix Trillium – 25th Anniversary Readings ft: Marguerite Andersen, Angèle Bassolé-Ouédraogo, Éric Charlebois, Tina Charlebois, Daniel Castillo Durante, Jean Mohsen Fahmy, Jacques Flamand, Andrée Lacelle, Didier Leclair, Daniel Marchildon, Michèle Matteau, Michel Ouellette and Paul Savoie


Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Ave)

Cover charge Unknown

NOTE: This reading is in French.



March 23rd

The AB Series ft storyteller Duncan Mercredi


Gallery 101


Once Upon a Slam ft Sense-Say

6:45 (sign-up)

7:15 (show begins)

Mercury Lounge (56 Byward Market)

$8 (or free for slammers)

March 27th

Stories and Tea presents “Rebirth” ft David Merleau, Robin Devillers


The Tea Party café (119 York St)


Tree Reading Series ft E. Alex Pierce (performance) and Pearl Pirie (workshop on Haiku)

6:45 (workshop)

7:30 (performance)

Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Avenue)




March 29th

Ottawa Independent Writers present Laura Robin and Laura Byrne Paquet on Travel Writing


Library and Archives of Canada (395 Wellington, Rm 156)

$10 (regular) or FREE for OIW Members

March 31st

The AB Series ft visual poet derek beaulieu


Gallery 101


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