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Final Instalment of VoV’s Monthly Showcase

So, as you know, next month marks VoV’s fourth anniversary.
To mark the occasion, our show will include multiple feature performers and, of course, cupcakes for all to enjoy. Partly this is to celebrate four years of women’s live lit and spoken word in Ottawa; but it’s also a farewell party that will take us out with a bang.
Next month’s show, May 8th, will be VoV’s final instalment as a monthly showcase.
While Voices of Venus will continue to run Special Presentations as and when we have the opportunity to do so, I can no-longer financially support this showcase and, thus, it’s time for me to move on to other adventures.
You all, of course, have been utterly wonderful, and I absolutely treasure what we’ve made together. 🙂
Thank you.


Stories and Thanks (a very quick post)

I just wanted to link people to this post by storyteller Marta Singh. It’s a re-telling (putting her own spin on the tale, as happens in storytelling) of a piece told by one of our open mic performers at July’s show. Check it out. 🙂

While I’m at it, I also want to send a shout-out to our fabulous host, Nadine Thornhill, who – despite some overwhelming stuff happing in her own life – took on the admin side of VoV for the August show while I was dealing with the death of a relative (and the travel-commitments connected there-to). Thank you! 😀

Stay tuned for information about next month’s show. 😀


Welcome to Voices of Venus – Online Version

Hi, folks.


This first post is basically going to be the “About” page all over again, so please bear with me.


Voices of Venus is a monthly showcase of women’s spoken word and live literature, held in Ottawa, Ontario.  For just over two years now (we debuted on May 12th, 2009), we’ve been getting together at Umi Cafe, on the second Tuesday of every month, for a women-only open mic (if you sign up to perform your poetry/story, you get to attend for free) and feature performance by an emerging or well-known Canadian woman writer.


This blog is the next step in growing our showcase.  It gives us a bit more of a web presence — you can also follow us on Twitter (see sidebar), and you can contact us at voicesofvenus@gmail.com — and lets us promote Canadian women poets, fiction writers, and storytellers, as well as letting you folks know what (and whom) you can expect at upcoming shows.


I hope you’ll stick around, join in the conversation about Canadian women writers, and maybe drop by our showcase if you’re in town.




– Allison (VoV Blogger and Co-Organizer)