Upcoming Events

April 23, 2014 (All day)

Tarragon Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of A God in Need of Help by playwright-in-residence Sean Dixon. This vividly painted sojourn into 17th century Europe examines the role of faith at the dawn of the Age of Reason.

April 26, 2014 - 5:00pm

Plan 99 and the Ottawa Writers Festival present a Fiction Cabaret with Harry Karlinsky (The Stonehenge Letters) and Ray Robertson (I Was There the Night He Died).

April 26, 2014 - 8:00pm

Our very own Mathew Henderson (The Lease) will be participating in one of the Frye Festival's most looked-forward-to events, The Frye Jam. Expect award-winning poetry, rollickingly good music, and all around maritime merriment.

April 26, 2014 - 8:30pm

Stephen Brockwell hosts an evening of stellar poetry at the Ottawa Writers Festival – a Poetry Cabaret, if you will. And among the fine poets at this cabaret is Sina Queyras, the author of the much-anticipated new collection, MxT.

April 27, 2014 - 5:00pm

Brecken Hancock launches her debut poetry collection, Broom Broom, which seductively plumbs the depths of the evolution of bathing, doppelgängers, the Kraken, and the minutiae of family with all its tragic misgivings. She's joined at this Plan 99/Ottawa Writers Festival Poetry Cabaret by Aisha Sasha John (THOU, published by BookThug).

April 27, 2014 - 8:00pm

Jen Currin launches her brand-new collection, School, in her hometown of Vancouver, with a multi-disciplinary event at Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Drive), just steps from the Commercial / Broadway Skytrain stations.

In addition to a reading from Currin herself, the event will feature poetry from Mercedes Eng, dance by Mutya Macatumpag and music from Pelican Ossman.

School Book Launch

April 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

The topic of April's Kaffeeklatsch is 'Writing Good Book Reviews,' and leading the discussion is none other The Globe & Mail Arts and Books Editor, Jared Bland. Some of the questions that he'll address include but are not limited to: What does the phrase 'book review' mean in 2014? Is there a purpose for it now? What should a review look like in the future? How can we talk about books without simply summarizing them? How do you write meaningfully about a book for an audience who has not yet read the book? What is the future of reviewing generally and, more specifically, in Canada? Whether you're an experienced reviewer or an aspiring book blogger, this talk is for you.

April 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

Harry Karlinsky launches The Stonehenge Letters, a wryly documented archive of a fascinating secret competition, at the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library in Vancouver.

May 1, 2014 - 6:30pm

Come join us to celebrate the publication of Sean Dixon's new play, A God In Need of Help, before its 8 pm performance on May 1st at Tarragon Theatre.

The launch is FREE, the drinks will be flowing, and the playwright will be in attendance--he might even tell you a story while he signs a copy of your newly purchased book!

June 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

A reading by Sina Queyras (MxT) kicks off the 24th annual International Virginia Woolf Conference. Queyras, whose work often reflects a deep engagement with Woolf, is the author of several collections, including Expressway and Lemon Hound.