Turning a new page: The 20th Toronto Comic Art Festival back in person once again
Thousands of patrons greeted artists and comic books as the Toronto Toronto Comic Arts Festival celebrated its 20th this past weekend.
Self-publishing trend surges amid pandemic demand for new literature
Self-publishing is gaining traction as writers turn away from traditional publishers and take charge of their own books.
Black History Ottawa highlights Black voices in children’s books during ‘February and Forever’
Black History Ottawa held its 18th Children’s Stories in the Diaspora virtually.
Beyond books: Digital is great, but many Ottawa library users welcome return of in-person services
With digital library services on the rise, many Ottawa residents still value libraries as places to gather.
Indie theatre in Ottawa fights for creativity amidst convoy chaos and COVID constraints
Many venues have shut their doors to protect the safety of civilians and workers alike. But despite the ongoing occupation and the ongoing threat of COVID-19, one little indie theatre is fighting to keep dreams and creativity alive.
A poet’s progress: Award-winning Ottawa poet Deborah-Anne Tunney reveals her winding path to success
Ottawa area poet Deborah-Anne Tunney talks about Archibald Lampman Award win and her long road to being a published author.
Little free libraries bringing joy of sharing to Old Ottawa East
Little free libraries are taking Old Ottawa East by storm.
‘Rebel Reads’ book club raises awareness for criminalized women in Ottawa
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is tagging on to the pandemic-influenced revival of reading through hosting a book club that discusses books all about social justice.
COVID-19 has opened a digital doorway to the community for Ontario libraries
Public libraries in major Ontario cities are seeing a sharp increase in digital media circulation, which librarians say is because of COVID-19.
Girls rule … word: The 2021 Ottawa Book Awards went to female authors in all categories
Female authors dominate the 2021 Ottawa Book Awards. Six women took the prizes in the French and English fiction and non-fiction categories, along with two poetry awards. Conyer Clayton, an Ottawa-based artist and gymnastics coach, won the best author for fiction for her poetry collection We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite was published by Guernica Editions. “It made me very…
Two book projects on New Edinburgh highlight community’s rich history
The neighbourhood of New Edinburgh is the second oldest community in Ottawa and has an abundance of history that is only starting to be explored in two upcoming books.
New collections by three Ottawa-area poets shortlisted for Arc Magazine’s annual Archibald Lampman Award
Arc Poetry Magazine selects three finalists for the 2021 Archibald Lampman Award recognizing the year’s best poetry collection published in Ottawa