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August Upcoming Events Listings

Shows and Showcases

Story Swap

Thursday, August 4th, 2011 – 7pm

National Library (395 Wellington at Bay)

Free Admission


The Crimson Series ft Patricia McCarthy

Saturday, August 6th – 10am

Strathcona Park (Laurier E. at Range Rd)

Vampire Romance Reading

Admission Unknown


EDITED to ADD:  Capital Slam ft Mary Pinkoski

Saturday, August 6th, 2011 -7pm (doors 6:30pm)

Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward

$7 at the door BUT free if you perform


Words of a Poet III ft Fadhiya Jama, Alysia Harris, Shihan, B. Yung, Jamaal St.John, Dwayne Morgan, Ibn Najeeb, and Kaleb Simmonds

Saturday, August 6th, 2011 – 6:30pm

National Art Gallery

$25 at the door – funds to refugees in Tunisia


Voices of Venus ft Sarah Musa

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 – 8pm-10pm (doors and sign-up list at 7pm)

Umi Café (610 Somerset West at Percy) – Last Show at Umi Café

$5/PWYC at the door BUT free if you perform


Midnight Sweatlodge Ottawa Launch ft Vera Wabegijig, Lisa Marie Naponse and Waubgeshig Rice
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 7-9PM
SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas St.)

Free Admission


Stories and Tea

Tuesday, August 9th – 7pm

The Tea Party café (119 York Street)

$8 suggested donation


Tree Reading Series ft Frances Boyle, Kathryn Hunt and Bardia Sinaee

Tuesday, Agust 9th , 2011 – 8pm

Arts Court (2 Daly Ave)

Includes an Open Mic


First Edition Reading Series (Perth) ft Jill Battson, Christine McNair and Rob McLennan

Friday, August 12, 2011 – 7pm
Backbeat Books & Music & Gifts (6 Wilson Street West, Perth Ontario)
$5.00 at the door


Capital Slam at Nostalgica ft Sense-Say, Loh El, Sean O’Gorman, Bruce Narbaitz and Rusty Priske

Friday, August 12th, 2011 – 9pm

Café Nostalgica (603 Cumberland at U of O)



Spoken Word at the National Gallery ft Mehdi Gonny-Hamdad, Rusty Priske, Marjolaine Beauchamp, Kevin Matthews

Saturday, August 13th, 2011 – 2pm

National Gallery

Price – Cost of Admission to the Caravaggio Exhibit


Dusty Owl Presents ft Jan Andrews (EDIT to ADD: Pride Show)

Sunday, August 21st – 5pm

Carleton Tavern (223 Armstrong Ave at Parkdale)

$5 suggested donation


Stories and Tea

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 – 7pm

The Tea Party café (119 York Street)

$8 suggested donation


Tree Readings Series ft Amanda Earl, Sandra Ridley, Pearl Pirie & Christine McNair

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 – 8pm

Arts Court (2 Daly Ave)

Includes an Open Mic


Oneness Poetry Showcase ft Hyfidelik

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 – 7pm

East Africa Restaurant, 376 Rideau St.

$7 at the door


Reading Out Loud 6 ft Jeremy Dias, Karin Galldin, Marcus McCann, and DJ Oliver/Ghaida

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 – 8pm

Venus Envy (320 Lisgar)



Weekly Open Mics:

Spoken Word and Live Lit Open Mic

Collected Works (Wellington at Holland)

Fridays at 6:30pm


Open Mic Fridays

Umi Café (Somerset at Percy)

Fridays at 8pm


Poetry and Music Open Stage

Café Nostalgica (603 Cumberland at U of O)

Thursdays at 8:30pm



Weekly Writing Workshops:

Creative Writing Play Date with Sean Zio

Mother Tongue Books (Bank at Sunnyside)

Tuesdays at 8pm


Poetry Workshops with Brandon Wint

Umi Café (Somerset at Percy)

Sundays at 1pm


In/Words Writers’ Circle

Carleton University, 1811 Dunton Tower

Mondays at 6pm




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