Saturday, September 27, 2008

three upcoming events/launches;

1) *PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT* *Falling into Words* The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) welcomes local Ottawa Poets Ian Roy, Paul Tyler and Brenda Fleet to the Main Library on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. They will read recent poems and other materials from published works. Ian Roy's published works include Red Bird (poetry), People Leaving (short stories) and The Longest Winter. His poems have appeared in numerous periodicals, including Arc, Descant and Geist. Paul Tyler's poetry has appeared in such periodicals as Arc, Prairie Fire, Grain, The Antigonish Review and the anthology Listening with the Ear of the Heart. Brenda Fleet is the author of numerous books of poetry including Some Wild Gypsy and Woman is Goddess: Montage Poems. The Main Library is located at 120 Metcalfe St.

For more information please call InfoService at 613-580-2940 or visit
For more Information: Michael Murphy,
Coordinator, Adult & Readers' Advisory Services
Main Library
Ottawa Public Library
613-580-2424, ext. 32115

2) Ottawa poet and song writer William Hawkins' new CD Dancing Alone will be released on September 30th with the artist appearing for a signing at Compact Music, the Glebe store, on October 4th at 2 in the PM. At the heart of Dancing Alone are 22 songs by William Hawkins. This two-CD set, released by True North Records, mobilizes a wealth of musical talent to interpret Hawkins' music. Production and co-ordination of the project done by Ian Tamblyn with the support of Harvey Glatt. In conjunction with release of the CD, William Hawkins is launching a new website at

3) Please join Ottawa-area author Mike Blouin at Nicholas Hoare on Thursday, October 16th, as he celebrates the launch of his moving first novel, Chase and Haven (Coach House Books). Blouin, a finalist for the 2008 Lampman- Scott Award for poetry, will read from his inventive debut. Host rob mclennan will interview Blouin after the reading and lead a short Q&A. We hope to see you there! For more information, see here. Chase and Haven Book Launch featuring Mike Blouin and hosted by rob mclennan

Thursday, October 16, 2008
Nicholas Hoare Books, 419 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON
7:00 p.m.Free

And for review copies and media requests, please contact Evan Munday at 416.979.2217 or

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