Upcoming Events

April 22, 2014 - 8:00pm

Running since 1980, Tree is one of Canada's longest-running literary events, and an essential part of Ottawa's vibrant literary community.

This upcoming Tuesday, April 22, our very own Brecken Hancock will be one of Tree's featured authors. She will read from her debut poetry collection, Broom Broom.

You can learn more about the event here.

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 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Literary Press Group and the League of Canadian Poets host a poetry reading in celebration of National Poetry Month at Ben McNally Books in Toronto.

April 23, 2014 - 7:30pm

Harry Karlinsky, author of The Stonehenge Letters, participates in an IFOA Weekly reading/round table at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre, along with Alena Graedon and Peter Norman. All three authors' latest novels deal with mysterious happenings in the world of letters.

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.

Frye Festival: The Frye Jam
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.
Empress Theatre, 811 Main Street
Moncton, NB

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.