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CAN WE TALK?! Lunch Meet #1: Get Local Queer Arts Funding!
Time and Place: October 16 at 12:30 pm. Online Event
Web: www.facebook.com/events/432511671047954
The CITY OF OTTAWA 2021 DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS PROGRAM LIVE LOCAL SCREENING & GUEST PERFORMANCES -BREAKOUT ZOOM ROOMS OPEN UNTIL 2PM TO MEET OTHER LOCAL 2SLGBTQIA OTTAWA CREATIVES -DISCUSS YOUR OWN PROJECTS, ASK QUESTIONS, CHAT ABOUT 2021 COLLABORATIONS Closed Captioning Available This info session will be mostly in English, with some translation services available for French and Arabic speakers.

October 2020 Events
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        HoP 2020: Intersect Online Knowledge Conference 12:00pm
Third World Players 6:00pm
Literary Landscape 6:30pm
Ottawa Storytellers Monthly Downtown Story Swap 7:00pm
Open Mic at Cafe Nostalgica 8:30pm
HoP 2020: Intersect Online Knowledge Conference 12:00pm Little Birds Poetry Editing Workshops 10:00am
HoP 2020: Intersect Online Knowledge Conference 12:00pm
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HoP 2020: Intersect Online Knowledge Conference 12:00pm
Slam Outaouais 5:00pm
Renaissance Press' Triple Book Launch: Matti McLean, Lynne Sargent, & Raluca Balasa 7:00pm
Ottawa International Writers Festival/Ottawa Public Library Live Online Events
Missing from the Village with Justin Ling 7:30pm writersfestival.org/events/fall-2020-live/missing-from-the-village
Monday Night Scribes 10:00pm
CKCU FM - Asking for A Friend with Susan Johnston 3:30pm Millennial Rumi - An Online Poetry Slam Meetup 7:00pm
Ottawa Scrabble Club 7:00pm
Celtic Folk Night 7:30pm
Shirley Greenberg Lecture - Against the carceral state: Making (Black) freedom in a time of crisis and revolt - Robyn Maynard 12:30pm
Third World Players 6:00pm
Literary Landscape 6:30pm
Open Mic at Cafe Nostalgica 8:30pm
Monthly Poetry Slam 7:00pm
Friday Vibe Open Mic Nights 8:00pm
Ottawa International Writers Festival/Ottawa Public Library Live Online Events
One Good Reason With Séan McCann and Andrea Aragon 2pmwritersfestival.org/events/fall-2020-live/one-good-reason
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  Thanksgiving Poetry Slam 7:00pm
West End Story Swap 7:00pm
Monday Night Scribes 10:00pm
Ottawa International Writers Festival/Ottawa Public Library Live Online Events
Ending Inequality with Thomas Phillipon 7:30pm writersfestival.org/events/fall-2020-live/ending-inequality
CKCU FM - Asking for A Friend with Susan Johnston 3:30pm
Stories and Tea 7:00pm
Arc Poetry Magazine 2020 Lampman Award Shortlist Reading 7:00pm
Capital Crime Writers 7:00pm
Ottawa Scrabble Club 7:00pm
Celtic Folk Night 7:30pm
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Third World Players 6:00pm
Literary Landscape 6:30pm
Open Mic at Cafe Nostalgica 8:30pm
CAN WE TALK?! Lunch Meet #1: Get Local Queer Arts Funding! 12:30pm Grant Wilkins in conversation with Petra Halkes: Poetic Constructions 2:00pm
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Ottawa International Writers Festival/Ottawa Public Library Live Online Events
Musical Language with Martha Baillie, Stuart Ross, and Maria Reva 7pm writersfestival.org/events/fall-2020-live/musical-language
Happy Goat Open Mic 2:00pm
Ottawa International Writers Festival/Ottawa Public Library Live Online Events
Jesse Thistle and David A. Robertson writersfestival.org/events/fall-2020-live/jesse-thistle-and-david-a.-robertson
Monday Night Scribes 10:00pm
CKCU FM - Asking for A Friend with Susan Johnston 3:30pm
Glimmers of Light, a virtual poetry dive 6:30pm
The Ottawa Book Awards
Ottawa Scrabble Club 7:00pm
Celtic Folk Night 7:30pm
Ottawa International Writers Festival/Ottawa Public Library Live Online Events
National Book Launch: Love After the End With Joshua Whitehead, jaye simpson, Nazbah Tom and Adam Garnet Jones 7:30pm writersfestival.org/events/fall-2020-live/national-book-launch-love-after-the-end
Third World Players 6:00pm
Literary Landscape 6:30pm
Ottawa Storytellers Signature Series 2020/2021 7:30pm
David Brennan with David Brennan Ghosts You
Open Mic at Cafe Nostalgica 8:30pm
Ottawa International Writers Festival Podcasts
Imagining Worlds (part 1) Featuring David A. Robertson and Derek Kunsken 12pm writersfestival.org/events/fall-2020-podcast/imagining-worlds-part-1 Imagining Worlds (part 2) Featuring Lauren Beukes and MR Carey 12:30pm writersfestival.org/events/fall-2020-podcast/imagining-worlds-part-2
Renaissance Press Virtual Conference, Fall Edition
10 AM- 11 AM EDT: Dystopian and Utopian fiction; 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM EDT: Writing about religion and spirituality; 1 PM – 2 PM EDT: Ableist, me? That’s cr*zy!; 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT: Writing inclusive horror; 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: The submission process; 7 PM – 8 PM: Building worlds
Virtual Canzine 2020
Pearl Pirie and David O'Meara 7:00pm
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Ottawa International Writers Festival Interviews
The Lost Spells with Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris 2pm writersfestival.org/events/fall-2020-interviews/the-lost-spells The Education of an Idealist with Samantha Power 4pm writersfestival.org/events/fall-2020-interviews/the-education-of-an-idealist
Renaissance Press Virtual Conference, Fall Edition
10 AM – 11 AM : I know that place!; 11:30 AM – 12 30 PM Family of choice. 1 PM – 2 PM : Polyamorous narratives; 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM : What is the Artist’s Role in the Revolution? 4 PM – 5 PM: Writing gender: a cistemic problem
Virtual Canzine 2020
(Un)told Storytelling 2020/2021 7:00pm
“The Masks We Wear” zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUucO6urDMqE9D8HwNYauXGwv3BBJ3dLc15
Ottawa International Writers Festival/Ottawa Public Library Live Online Events
Bywords.ca 2020 John Newlove Poetry Award https://writersfestival.org/events/fall-2020-live/bywords-2020-john-newlove-poetry-award 7:30pm
Virtual Canzine 2020
Monday Night Scribes 10:00pm
Ottawa International Writers Festival Podcasts
Craft, Content and Process Featuring andrea bennett and John Elizabeth Stintzi writersfestival.org/events/fall-2020-podcast/craft-content-and-process
CKCU FM - Asking for A Friend with Susan Johnston 3:30pm
Stories and Tea 7:00pm
Ottawa Scrabble Club 7:00pm
Celtic Folk Night 7:30pm
Third World Players 6:00pm
Literary Landscape 6:30pm
Open Mic at Cafe Nostalgica 8:30pm
Ottawa International Writers Festival Podcasts
Spotlight on Arsenal Pulp Press Featuring Amber Dawn, Sachiko Murakami and Jillian Christmas writersfestival.org/events/fall-2020-podcast/spotlight-on-arsenal-pulp-press