Upcoming Events – May 2012

Tuesday, May 1st

 
Brian McGarry reads from A Life in Death: From Paupers to Prime Ministers
City Hall
6pm
Free
 
 

Wednesday, May 2nd

 
Robert J. Sawyer reads from Triggers
Clock Tower Brew Pub (575 Bank)
7:30pm
Free
 
 

Thursday, May 3rd

 
Signing: Il Principio – The Principle by Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
Books on Beechwood (35 Beechwood Ave)
5pm
Free
 
Story Swap
National Library
7pm
Free
 
Joe Blades and Nicholas Lea read from Casemate Poems
The Carleton Tavern (233 Armstrong St.)
7:30pm
Free
 
 

Friday, May 4th

 
Encore West presents: “200 Years of Grimm” ft Kathie Kompass and Mary Wiggin
Collected Works (1242 Wellington at Holland)
7pm
$8
 
 

Saturday, May 5th

 
Andrew Hood reads from The Cloaca
Collected Works (1242 Wellington at Holland)
3pm
Free
 
Catherine McKenzie reads from Forgotten
Collected Works (1242 Wellington at Holland)
7pm
Free
 
 

Sunday, May 6th

 
Bywords Quarterly Journal – Spring Issue Launch Party ft John Gillies
Collected Works (1242 Wellington at Holland)
2pm
PWYC
 
Slam Outaouais
Le Troquet (41 rue Laval, Gatineau, Quebec – près de la Promenade du Portage)
7:30pm
$8
Pour les poètes francophones – Prendre le bus 8 à Place du Portage. Vous pouvez facilement gagner à pied Le Troquet de la gare.
 
 

Tuesday, May 8th

 
CAA National Capital Writing Contest Awards Night (ft poetry and short stories)
Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch (120 Metcalfe St)
7pm
$10
 
Stories and Tea presents: “Mother’s Day” ft  Gail Anglin and Lynda Joyce
The Tea Party Café (119 York St)
7pm
$8 (suggested donation)
 
Tree Reading Series ft Terry Ann Carter & Catherine Owen
Arts Court Library
8pm
$5
 
 

Wednesday, May 9th

 

Voices of Venus ft Alesandra Naccarato
Venus Envy (320 Lisgar at Bank)
Doors and Sign-Up: 7:30pm
Show: 8pm
$5

 
 

Thursday, May 10th

 
The AB Series presents: CCMC (Michale Snow, John Oswald, & Paul Dutton) with special guest Phil Minton
NAC 4th Stage
7:30pm
$23
 
 

Friday, May 11th

 
The AB Series presents: W. Mark Sutherland
Gallery 101
9pm
$8
 
Capital Slam Semi Finals
Alumni Theatre (U of O)
6:30pm
$8 (free for performers)
 
 

Saturday, May 12th

 
Linda Kay reads from The Sweet Sixteen – The Journey that Inspired the Canadian Women´s Press Club
City of Ottawa Archives (100 Tallwood)
2pm
Free
 
The AB Series presents: Phil Minton’s Feral Choir
The Church of St John the Evangelist (Elgin at Somerset, Somerset doors)
7:30pm
$10
 
Book Launch: How to Be Kinkier by Morpheus
Collected Works (1242 Wellington at Holland)
8pm
Free
 
 

Sunday, May 13th

 Happy Mothers’ Day to all you poetry-chicks with kids out there.😀

 
Signing: Ian McKercher’s : The Underling
Britton’s (846 Bank)
1pm
Free
 
Mom on a Mission presents: A Mother of a Poetry Show ft Danielle K.L. Grégoire and Stargazer
Café Ninety 7 (97 Main St)
3pm
$5 (single) OR $12 (family)
There will be a craft table for kids during the performance.
 
 

Tuesday, May 15th

 
David Mulholland presents: “How Historical Fiction Complements the Historical Record”
St. Paul´s Anglican Church Hall (1118 Thomas Dolan Parkway, Dunrobin)
7:30pm
$5
 
 

Wednesday, May 16th

 
Power of Youth
Under One Roof (251 Bant St)
5pm
Free
Power of Youth is a collection of articles by young activists working for change that benefits us all.
 
 

Thursday, May 17th

 
Noreen Kruzich performs The Ancestors are Arranging Things: A Journey on the Algonkin Trail
Jean Pigot Hall (in City Hall)
7pm
Free
 
CanGames presents: Nerdcore Poetry Slam
Umi Café (610 Somerset W)
Doors and Sign-Up: 7:30pm
Show: 8pm
$5
 
 

Saturday, May 19th

 
Signing: Kathleen O’Hara’s Lost and Found in London
Collected Works
2pm
Free
 
VERSeOttawa Women’s Slam
Mercury Lounge (56 Byward St)
Doors and Sign-Up: 6:30pm
Show: 7pm
$8 (or free for slammers)

 
Plan 99 VERSeFest Fundraiser ft A.F. Moritz & Don McKay
The Manx Pub (370 Elgin St)
5pm
$10
 
 

Sunday, May 20th

 
Dusty Owl ft Walid Bitar
Elmdale House Tavern (1084 Wellington St W)
3pm
$5
 
 

Tuesday, May 22nd

 
Stories and Tea presents: “The Iliad in an Hour” ft Jeff Wright
The Tea Party Café (119 York St)
7pm
$8
 
Tree Reading Series ft Robyn Sarah
Arts Court Library
8pm
$5
 
 

Thursday, May 24th

 
Book Launch: Elseworlds by Nina Berkhout
Collected Works (1242 Wellington at Holland)
7pm
Free
 
Speaking Out / Speaking In presents: “Echoes of the Dead: Ghost Stories” ft C.S.E. Cooney and Ruthanne Edward
NAC 4th Stage
7:30pm
$20 (regular) OR $12 (students/seniors) at the NAC box office
 
 

Friday, May 25th

 
Once Upon a Slam ft C.S.E. Cooney
Mercury Lounge
Doors: 6:30pm
Show: 7pm
$8 (or free for competitors)
 
 

Sunday, May 27th

 
Jeff Ross reads from Dawn Patrol (for young readers)
Collected Works (1242 Wellington at Holland)
2pm
Free
 
Artists and Authors in the Park (Literary and Visual works by 50 ehibitors)
Village Square Park (Main and Abbott, Stittsville)
Noon
Free
 
 

Thursday, May 31st

 
Arleen Paré reads from Leaving Now (a blend of fairy tale and late-in-the-game lesbian coming out story)
Collected Works (1242 Wellington at Holland)
7pm
Free
 
ottawaArt (4th Edition): Urban poetry with soul music background
Fall Down Gallery (288 Bank St)
7pm
$4

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