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April 26, 2018

National Poetry Month
Web: http://poets.ca/npm/
a North American annual celebration of poetry in April

Ottawa International Writers Festival - Spring 2018 Edition
Web: www.writersfestival.org/
see site for ticket and venue info
April 26 - 12 Ways to Honesty in Canada with John Ralston Saul - 6:30pm; Decolonizing the Dialogue with Lee Maracle - 8:30pm
April 27 - The Power of Kindness with Dr. Brian Goldman -6:30pm; Imagining Truths with Omar El Akkad, Cherie Dimaline and Timothy Taylor - 8:30pm
April 28 - Carpe Diem with Ruth Marshall and Kate Harris - 12pm; Endure: Mind, Body, and the Limits of Human Performance with Alex Hutchinson - 2pm; Plan 99 - Manx Pub: Spotlight on Biblioasis with Amanda Jernigan, Rachel Lebowitz, Richard Sanger and Paige Cooper - 5pm; The Wonder Years with Carrianne Leung, Robert Everett-Green and Kerri Sakamoto - 6:30pm Borders and Belonging with Djamila Ibrahim, Arif Anwar and Sharon Bala - 8:30pm
April 29 - 2:00pm • Man Up: Understanding Masculinity with Rachel Giese and Daemon Fairless; 4:00pm • The Lives of Women and Girls with Elizabeth Renzetti; 5:00pm • Manx Pub • with Stevie Howell, Canisia Lubrin and Gillian Sze; 6:30pm This is Us with Casey Plett, Amber Dawn and Joshua Whitehead; MESSAGIO GALORE take XVc : a view of the 4-H Club from the banks of the Pottowatomi 8:30pm
April 30 - Europa: Spotlight on European Fiction with Janis Jonevs, Viveca Sten and Dirk Kurbjuweit - 6:30pm; Race, Repression and Resilience with Robyn Maynard and Chelene Knight -8:30pm
May 1 - 12:00pm • Metropolitain Brasserie • 700 Sussex Dr. Literary Luncheon with Beverley McLachlin; 6:30pm • Full Disclosure with Beverley McLachlin 8:30pm • Invaluable Lessons from My Father with Heather O’Neill

Poem in Your Pocket Day
Time and Place: April 26.
Web: http://poets.ca/pocketpoem/
view and share poems

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

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

  April 2018 Events
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Literary Events at Library and Archives Canada
Tomson Highway www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/about-us/events/Pages/2018/signatures-series-tomson-highway.aspx
National Poetry Month
Nasreen Pejvack 2:15pm
National Poetry Month
The Urban Legends Poetry Collective's Youth Speak Mentorship Program 5:00pm
The Writing Workshop: Facilitator, Michael F. Stewart 6:00pm
Naked Boys Reading 8:00pm
www.facebook.com/events/158295194862032/
Monday Night Scribes 10:00pm
National Poetry Month
Octopus Books Centretown
HEROES IN MY HEAD, JUDY REBICK IN CONVERSATION WITH MONIA MAZIGH 7pm
Urban Legends Poetry Slam 5:30pm
Open Mic featuring the Co-Directors and Namitha www.facebook.com/events/1185013228308096/
Ottawa Independent Writers Meetings 6:30pm
Comedy writing with Jim McNally and Rick Currie www.facebook.com/events/212042412710940/
The Walrus Talks The Indigenous City 7:00pm
National Poetry Month
Barrhaven Writers’ Circle 6:45pm
Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlist Announcement 7:00pm
Celtic Folk Night 7:00pm
Ottawa Scrabble Club 7:00pm
The Sawdust Reading Series 7:00pm
Ayesha Chatterjee and Sarah Kabamba
2018 Mutchmor Book Sale
National Poetry Month
Third World Players 6:00pm
Literary Landscape 6:30pm
On the Path to Reconciliation 6:30pm
The Boy on the Beach with Tima Kurdi 7:00pm
Ottawa Storytellers Speaking Out Series 7:30pm
Tales and Tunes of Malicious Enchantment - Betty Bennett and Angelica Ottewill
Open Mic at Cafe Nostalgica 8:30pm
2018 Mutchmor Book Sale
LiPS Slam
www.facebook.com/events/2109371556011177/
National Poetry Month
The Story of Gord Downie & The Tragically Hip 6:00pm
2018 Mutchmor Book Sale
Books on Beechwood
NRM Roshak, Writers of the Future Volume 34 book signing 11am to 1pm www.facebook.com/events/360499211129395/
National Poetry Month
Octopus Books Glebe
My Love Story in Broken English Book Signing with Ainalem Tebeje - 1:30 pm www.facebook.com/events/183148882324664/
2018 Rockcliffe Park Spring Book Sale 10:00am
Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Mammoth Book Sale 10:00am
www.facebook.com/events/574930376216341/
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Books on Beechwood
Linda Wiken - "Marinating in Murder", the third book in her Dinner Club Mystery Series. www.facebook.com/events/164956794169244/
National Poetry Month
2018 Rockcliffe Park Spring Book Sale 10:00am
(Un)told Storytelling Open Mic 7:30pm
www.facebook.com/events/333569703832102/
National Poetry Month
In the Company of Writers 2018 2:30pm
The Urban Legends Poetry Collective's Youth Speak Mentorship Program 5:00pm
The Writing Workshop: Facilitator, Michael F. Stewart 6:00pm
Monday Night Scribes 10:00pm
National Poetry Month
On the Path to Reconciliation 6:30pm
Ottawa Storytellers Stories and Tea 2018 7:00pm
Tree Reading Series 8:00pm
Jen Currin and Jennifer Pederson
Blue Mondays 8:30pm
Conyer Clayton and Celena Bedford with music by Tiffany Schilkie.
National Poetry Month
613 Book Exchange 6:00pm
Coconut Lagoon 853 St. Laurent Boulevard www.facebook.com/events/1727822667312773
Barrhaven Writers’ Circle 6:45pm
Celtic Folk Night 7:00pm
Ottawa Scrabble Club 7:00pm
The Ottawa Comic Jam 7:00pm
National Poetry Month
Ottawa International Writers Festival - Spring 2018 Edition
12 Ways to Honesty in Canada with John Ralston Saul - 6:30pm; Decolonizing the Dialogue with Lee Maracle - 8:30pm
Poem in Your Pocket Day
Third World Players 6:00pm
Literary Landscape 6:30pm
Open Mic at Cafe Nostalgica 8:30pm
National Poetry Month
Ottawa International Writers Festival - Spring 2018 Edition
The Power of Kindness with Dr. Brian Goldman -6:30pm; Imagining Truths with Omar El Akkad, Cherie Dimaline and Timothy Taylor - 8:30pm
Coles Carlingwood book signings
Lost Ottawa - 11 am to 2pm
National Poetry Month
Ottawa International Writers Festival - Spring 2018 Edition
Carpe Diem with Ruth Marshall and Kate Harris - 12pm; Endure: Mind, Body, and the Limits of Human Performance with Alex Hutchinson - 2pm; Plan 99 - Manx Pub: Spotlight on Biblioasis with Amanda Jernigan, Rachel Lebowitz, Richard Sanger and Paige Cooper - 5pm; The Wonder Years with Carrianne Leung, Robert Everett-Green and Kerri Sakamoto - 6:30pm Borders and Belonging with Djamila Ibrahim, Arif Anwar and Sharon Bala - 8:30pm
Write Now 10:00am
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National Poetry Month
Ottawa International Writers Festival - Spring 2018 Edition
2:00pm • Man Up: Understanding Masculinity with Rachel Giese and Daemon Fairless; 4:00pm • The Lives of Women and Girls with Elizabeth Renzetti; 5:00pm • Manx Pub • with Stevie Howell, Canisia Lubrin and Gillian Sze; 6:30pm This is Us with Casey Plett, Amber Dawn and Joshua Whitehead; MESSAGIO GALORE take XVc : a view of the 4-H Club from the banks of the Pottowatomi 8:30pm
Anthology Launch: Alice Unbound: Beyond Wonderland 2:00pm
Aaron Tucker, Brecken Hancock, Christine McNair, + rob mclennan 2:45pm
National Poetry Month
Ottawa International Writers Festival - Spring 2018 Edition
Europa: Spotlight on European Fiction with Janis Jonevs, Viveca Sten and Dirk Kurbjuweit - 6:30pm; Race, Repression and Resilience with Robyn Maynard and Chelene Knight -8:30pm
The Urban Legends Poetry Collective's Youth Speak Mentorship Program 5:00pm
The Writing Workshop: Facilitator, Michael F. Stewart 6:00pm
Speak! Youth Poetry Showcase Featuring Edmonton’s Nasra Adem 7:00pm
Monday Night Scribes 10:00pm