Upcoming Events for April 2012

As you know bob, April is National Poetry Month.  So, obviously, there’s heaps going on.  Check it out:
 
 

Wednesday, April 4th

 
Book Launch for Walking Into the Ocean by David Whellams
Collected Works (Wellington at Holland)
7pm
Free
 
Dr Ruth Westheimer reads from (and speaks on) Sexually Speaking: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Sexual Health
Redeau Street Chapters
7pm
Free
 
 

Thursday, April 5th

 
Nduka Otiono
Raw Sugar
7pm
Part of Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies international conference on North Africa after the Arab Spring
Free
 
Story Swap
National Library
7pm (doors)
Free
 
 

Saturday, April 7th

Signing: Beverley Blanchard (Into the Waves) AND Thomas Waite (Terminal Value)
Books on Beachwood (35 Beachwood Ave)
Noon-1pm; 1:30-3:30 respectively
Free
 
Capital Slam ft Lucia Misch
Mercury Lounge
6:30 (doors and sign-up)
$8 (or free for performers)
 
 

Tuesday, April 10th

Stories and Tea presents “Tellers from Away” ft Marta Singh and Marva Blackmore
The Tea Party Café (119 York St)
7pm
$8/PWYC
 
Tree Reading Series presents John Barton
PLUS “how to make a chapbook”, a workshop with poet and book binder Christine McNair
Arts Court Theatre
Workshop – 6:45
Show – 8pm
Free
 
 

Wednesday, April 11th

Voices of Venus ft Keisha-Monique
Venus Envy (320 Lisgar at Bank)
Doors – 7:30
Show – 8pm
$5/PWYC (free for open mic performers)

 
 

Thursday, April 12th

Book Launch for Voiceless by Caroline Wissing
Collected Works
7pm
Free
 
 

Friday, April 13th

 
Encore West presents “Small Town Tales” ft Leah Sander and Sherri Yazdani
Collected Works
7pm
$8/PWYC
 
 

Saturday, April 14th

Signing: Esther Fueter-Matharu (Man on Trial: The ABC of his Folly)
Books on Beachwook
11am-1pm
Free
 
Book Launch for Sins of the Angels 2: Sins of the Sons by Linda Potevin
Collected Works
7pm
Free
 
SLOWest Coffee House presents United for Guatemala: In Air / Air Out ft Czandra, Shai Ben Shalom, Monty Reid, Jorge Etcheverry and Luciano Díaz
Wellington St Bridgehead (1277 Wellington at Caroline, west of Holland)
7pm
PWYC
 
Plann 99 ft Roo Borson and George Murray
Manx Pub (Elgin at Gladstone)
5pm
$5
 
 

Sunday, April 15th

Dusty Owl presents Stephen Brockwell
Elmdale House Tavern (1084 Wellington)
3pm
$5
 
Reading: Gretta Vosper reads from Amen: What Prayer Can Mean in a World Beyond Belief
Southminster United Church (15 Aylmer Ave, near Bank and Sunnside)
7:30pm
Free
 
 

Wednesday, April 18th

Mansfield Press Spring Launch including:  In This Thin Rain (Nelson Ball), Holler (Alice Burdick), Symathy Loophole (Jaime Forsythe), What’s the Score? (David W. McFadden), and You Exist (Stuart Ross)
Raw Sugar
7:30pm
$5
 
 

Thursday, April 19th

 Book Launch for Destiny’s Fall by Marie Bilodeau
Lieutenants Pump (361 Elgin)
5pm
Free
 
Book Launch for A Winter Kill by Vicki Delany, AND A Killer Read by Linda Wilken
Library and Archives of Canada (395 Wellington, near the parliament buildings)
7pm
Free
 
Speaking Out, Speaking In presents “Lasting Enchantment: 200 Years of the Brothers Grimm” ft Kathie Kompass, Marva Blackmore, and Mary Wiggin
NAC Fourth Stage
7:30pm
$20 ($12 for students/seniors) at the NAC Box Office
 
Persian Jamasian Fusion ft Sepideh and Jenna Tenn-Yuk
Pressed Cafe (750 Gladstone at Arthur)
Doors & sign-up: 7:30pm
Show: 8pm
$5 (free for open mic performers)
 
 

Friday, April 20th

Reading: Scott Fotheringham reads from The Rest is Silence
Collected Works
7pm
Free
 
 

Saturday, April 21st

Signing: Maurice J. Hladik (Demystifying Food: From Farm to Fork)
Books on Beachwood
Noon-2pm
Free
 
Reading:  Iain Reid reads from One Bird’s Choice
Collected Works
2pm
Free
 
The A B Series presents Visual Poetry by Dan Waber
Gallery 101
8pm
$5
 
 

Tuesday, April 24th

Stories and Tea presents “Tales from The Camino” ft Anne Nagy, Phil Nagy
The Tea Party Café (119 York St)
7pm
$8/PWYC
 
Tree Reading Series presents John Steffler
PLUS a reprise of “how to make a chapbook”, a workshop with poet and book binder Christine McNair
Arts Court Theatre
Workshop – 6:45
Show – 8pm
Free
 
 

Friday, April 27th

Reading: Arthur Milner reads from Masada/Facts
Collected Works
7pm
Free
 
Once Upon a Slam ft Matt Peake
Mercury Lounge
6:45pm (sign-up)
$8
 
 

Saturday, April 28th

Signing: Mony Dojeiji (Walking for Peace: An Inner Journey)
Books on Beachwood
1pm-3pm
Free
 
Reading:  Montreal International Poetry Prize presents Linda Rogers and Mark Tredinnick
Arts Court Library
7:30pm
Free
 
 
 

The Ottawa International Writers’ Festival

(Spring 2012 Edition)

April 26th – April 30th
Details, including locations and ticket prices, available at: http://www.writersfestival.org/
Highlights include:
Not As I Do ft Yejide Kilanko, Lauren B. Davis and Linden MacIntyre (April 26th, 8:30pm)
From the Horse’s Mouth: A Masterclass on Slam Poetry with Ian Keteku (April 27th, noon)
Truthiness or Dare (Do the Facts Matter?) ft Guy Gavriel Kay and Marianne Apostolides (April 28th, 8:30pm)
Plan 99 Cabaret ft Claire Tacon and Healther Jessup (April 29th, 5pm)
AND
CockTales erotic fiction from Megan Butcher, Jasmine Aziz, Tamara Faith Berger, Daniel Allen Cox, and Nerys Parry (April 29th, 6:30pm)
 
~*~
 
 
Know of anything we’ve missed? Leave us a comment with the details, and we’ll add it to our list!
 
 
Cheers,
A.

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