Calendar compliments of www.bywords.ca.

March 23, 2017

Octopus Books Centretown
Time and Place: @25One Community - 2nd Floor, 251 Bank
Web: octopusbooks.ca/events
community events; PWYC
March 23 - LIVING ON THE LAND: INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S UNDERSTANDING OF PLACE WITH KAHENTE HORN-MILLER AND ZOE TODD, 7pm www.facebook.com/events/1800411646889375/

VERSeFest 2017
Time and Place: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar
Ottawa's annual poetry festival; see site for schedule, poets and ticket purchase
March 23 - 7:00 pm: Verse Voices – Eva HD, Michel Côté, Michael Dennis, Andre Narbonne 9:00 pm: Blue Mondays and In/Words – Kayla Czaga, Ali Blythe, Allesia de Cesare, Dominique Langlois
March 24 - 7:00 pm: Plan 99 – Moez Surani, Catriona Wright, and Sharon McCartney; 9:00 pm: Capital Slam hosts a local slam featuring Amélie Prévost
March 25 - 1:00 pm: Factory Reading Series presents lectures by Marilyn Irwin and Faizal Deen; 3:00 pm: Translation Panel with Chus Pato, Patrick Friesen, Erin Mouré, Ulrikke Gernes, and Lisa Robertson; 4:30 pm: Fire and Ice – Barâa Arrar, Truth is, LouNat, Beth-Anne 7:00 pm: Railroad Reading Series – Alan Gillis, Leanne O’Sullivan, Jordan Abel 9:00 pm: Ottawa International Writers Showcase – Ulrikke Gernes, Chus Pato, Erin Mouré, and Patrick Friesen
March 26 - Offsite - Pressed, 750 Gladstone Ave 3:00 pm: Kado – Marco Fraticelli, Maxianne Berger; Knox Church: 1:00 pm: NCR showcase – Mark Frutkin, Sandra Ridley, Guy Jean, Angele Bassole OueDraogo 3:00 pm: Arc Poetry Magazine – Robyn Sarah, Jill Jorgenson, Phoebe Wang, Lisa Robertson 4:30 pm: Student Showcase – Frédérique Champage, Evan Hoskins, Gabrielle Tardif, Lauren Stiers 7:00 pm: Poet Laureate ceremony and readings with guest Mark Doty 9:00 pm: Sawdust Reading Series – Steven Heighton and Louis Bertholom

Third World Players
Time and Place: Every Thursday at 6:00 pm. CKCU FM 93.1
Web: www.ckcufm.com/
readings from Third World literature

Literary Landscapes
Time and Place: Every Thursday at 6:30 pm. CKCU FM 93.1
Web: www.ckcufm.com/
with alternating hosts Robin McLachlen, Kathryn Hunt & Pearl Pirie

Open Mic at Cafe Nostalgica
Time and Place: Every Thursday at 8:30 pm. Cafe Nostalgica, 601 Cumberland
music, poetry, spoken word

  March 2017 Events
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Iliac 10:00pm
www.facebook.com/events/2259204997637363/
Youth Speak 5:00pm
Monday Night Scribes 10:00pm
VERSeFest 2017
7:00 pm: Opening Showcase – Zachary Richard, Carolyn Smart, Steven Collis 9:00 pm: Urban Legends – Carlos Gomez, K’ayla Fraser, CannonX2
Telling Our Stories: Immigrant Women's Resistance 5:00pm
Ottawa Independent Writers Meetings 6:30pm
Nerys Parry - How to Work with an Editor
VERSeFest 2017
7:00 pm: Tree Reading Series – bill bissett, Madhur Anand, Christian Milat 9:00 pm: VF showcase – Paisley Rekdal, Tereza Riedlbauchova, Brandon Wint Offsite: LIVE! On Elgin, 220 Elgin Street, 2nd floor 10:30 pm: Rhizome
Celtic Folk Night 7:00pm
Ottawa Scrabble Club 7:00pm
Octopus Books Centretown
LIVING ON THE LAND: INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S UNDERSTANDING OF PLACE WITH KAHENTE HORN-MILLER AND ZOE TODD, 7pm www.facebook.com/events/1800411646889375/
VERSeFest 2017
7:00 pm: Verse Voices – Eva HD, Michel Côté, Michael Dennis, Andre Narbonne 9:00 pm: Blue Mondays and In/Words – Kayla Czaga, Ali Blythe, Allesia de Cesare, Dominique Langlois
Third World Players 6:00pm
Literary Landscapes 6:30pm
Open Mic at Cafe Nostalgica 8:30pm
VERSeFest 2017
7:00 pm: Plan 99 – Moez Surani, Catriona Wright, and Sharon McCartney; 9:00 pm: Capital Slam hosts a local slam featuring Amélie Prévost
Friday Special Blend with Susan Johnston & Bob LeDrew 7:00am
Plan 99 5:00pm
VERSeFest Showcase with Moez Surani, Sharon McCartney & Greg Scofield, Knox Church -7pm
LiPS Slam 7:00pm
last competitive slam before finals
VERSeFest 2017
1:00 pm: Factory Reading Series presents lectures by Marilyn Irwin and Faizal Deen; 3:00 pm: Translation Panel with Chus Pato, Patrick Friesen, Erin Mouré, Ulrikke Gernes, and Lisa Robertson; 4:30 pm: Fire and Ice – Barâa Arrar, Truth is, LouNat, Beth-Anne 7:00 pm: Railroad Reading Series – Alan Gillis, Leanne O’Sullivan, Jordan Abel 9:00 pm: Ottawa International Writers Showcase – Ulrikke Gernes, Chus Pato, Erin Mouré, and Patrick Friesen
Write Now 10:00am
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VERSeFest 2017
Offsite - Pressed, 750 Gladstone Ave 3:00 pm: Kado – Marco Fraticelli, Maxianne Berger; Knox Church: 1:00 pm: NCR showcase – Mark Frutkin, Sandra Ridley, Guy Jean, Angele Bassole OueDraogo 3:00 pm: Arc Poetry Magazine – Robyn Sarah, Jill Jorgenson, Phoebe Wang, Lisa Robertson 4:30 pm: Student Showcase – Frédérique Champage, Evan Hoskins, Gabrielle Tardif, Lauren Stiers 7:00 pm: Poet Laureate ceremony and readings with guest Mark Doty 9:00 pm: Sawdust Reading Series – Steven Heighton and Louis Bertholom
In the Company of Writers 2017 3:00pm
Jamie Swift 5:00pm
Youth Speak 5:00pm
(Un)told Storytelling Open Mic 7:00pm
In Too Deep www.facebook.com/events/135584636964068/
Monday Night Scribes 10:00pm
David Johnston and Tom Jenkins 7:00pm
Ottawa Storytellers Stories and Tea 2017 7:00pm
Blue Mondays 8:30pm
Sanita Fejzic with music by Maeve Lalonde www.facebook.com/events/1373122576086539/
WELCOME TO GREATER EDENDALE, HISTORIES OF ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, AND GENDER IN AN AFRICAN CITY 3:00pm
Celtic Folk Night 7:00pm
Ottawa Scrabble Club 7:00pm
The Ottawa Comic Jam 7:00pm
In/Words Reading Series 8:30pm
Main feature: Jessica Bebenek Opening feature: Ian Martin Artist: Priya Gurnani Musician: Dana Carly Andrews open mic & poems from the digital dating issue
Third World Players 6:00pm
Literary Landscapes 6:30pm
Open Mic at Cafe Nostalgica 8:30pm
Friday Special Blend with Susan Johnston & Bob LeDrew 7:00am