Upcoming Events – September 2012

Monday, September 10th

The Naughty Bits Book Club ft Curvy Girls: Erotica for Women
Venus Envy (320 Lisgar St @ Bank)
Free (Also you get a discount on the book-of-the-month if you buy it at the store)

Tuesday, September 11th

Ottawa Storytellers present Stories and Tea: You’ve Just Got to Laugh
Ft Laila Djiwa and Gail Anglin
Tea Party Café (119 York St)
Tree Reading Series ft Betsy Struthers & Sina Queyras
Arts Court Library

Wednesday, September 12th


Voices of Venus ft V
Venus Envy
Doors – 7:30
Show – 8pm
$5/PWYC (open mic performers get in free)


Friday, September 14th

House of PainT presents Grand Slam 500 – House of PainT Poetry Slam
FT CauseMo, Jenna Tenn-Yuk, King Kimbit, V, Festrell, Loh El, Dimorphic, ArRay-of-Words, JustJamaal, Hyf GypsySun, PrufRock, and Sense-Say
Shopify (126 York St)

Saturday, September 15th

Dusty Owl presents The Ottawa 2012 Slam Team (PrufRock, Sir Realist, V, Hyfidelik, and alternate member Loh El)
Elmdale House Tavern
Capital Slam ft the Ottawa Youth Poetry Slam Team (Gavin Russell, Biting Midge, Poetiquette, Blue and Kimbit)
Mercury Lounge (56 Byward Market St)
Doors – 6:30
Slam – 7pm
$8 (free for performers)

Monday, September 17th

The Ottawa Public Library’s Author Series presents Helen Humphreys’ Coventry
Rosemount Library (18 Rosemount in Hintonburg)
Free (donations welcome)
Ottawa Youth Poetry Slam ft Jenna Tenn-Yuk
Pressed Café (750 Gladstone Ave)
Youth Poetry Workshop – 5:30
Slam – 6:30

Tuesday, September 18th

Reading: Books on Beechwood’s Scribes and Scones presents Peggy Blair, Brenda Missen, and C. B. Forrest reading from their latest mystery novels
The Scone Witch (35 Beechwood)
$12 (includes a light dinner, dessert, and coffee or tea)
NOTE: Admission is limited to 25 people. Please reserve in advance (staff@booksonbeechwood.ca)

Wednesday, September 19th

Reading: Biblioasis presents Nadine McInnis with Craig Boyko and Norm Sibum
Collected Works (Wellington West at Holland)

Thursday, September 20th

The Ottawa Public Library’s Author Series presents Brenda Missen’s Tell Anna She’s Safe
Stittsville Library (1637 Main St, in Stittsville)
6:30pm – 8:15pm
Free (donations welcome)
Wellington Street Readers book club ft Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Collected Works
Free (new members are welcome to join any time)

Saturday, September 22nd

Signing: Mike Martin’s The Walker on the Cape
Books on Beechwood (35 Beechwood Ave)
Book Launch: Brenda Chapman’s Second Chances
Collected Works

VERSeOttawa Women’s Slam – Qualifying Round TWO
Mercury Lounge
Doors – 6:30
Slam – 7pm
$8 (free for competitors)


Tuesday, September 25th

Reading: Francis Itani reads from Listen! and Requiem
Memorial Hall, MacKay United Church (39 Dufferin Rd)
Ottawa Storytellers present Stories and Tea: Mythical Creatures
Ft Kim Kilpatrick and Joanna Smith
Tea Party Café (119 York St)
Tree Reading Series ft Jan Conn & Julie Bruck
Arts Court Library

Thursday, September 27th

The Brotherhood presents OttawaArt
Fall Down Gallery (288 Bank St)

Friday, September 28th

Rae Spoon and Vivek Shraya present First Spring Grass Fire
Venus Envy

Saturday, September 29th

Plan 99 presents Don McGrath and Michael Lithgow
Manx Pub (370 Elgin St)
Have we missed anything? Drop us a comment and we’ll add your event to the list.

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