Enjoy written and spoken word while in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Monday, 31 October 2011 21:40
Bibliophiles who happen to be on holiday in Ottawa this fall will be in luck, because there are several exciting events occurring throughout the city that cater to local and visiting book lovers. Ottawa in general in a great place to learn about the written word and find out what new and fresh books are being talked about in this thrilling industry.
Travellers who wish to meet a published author and poet in person should make plans for the Elmdale House's event featuring Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm. The organization's website says this innovative writer will share some of her popular pieces aloud with the audience on November 20th. She has received recognition for her poetry and other published works and recently was honoured with the title of Poet Laureate of Owen Sound, a town located in Ontario.
Those feeling especially inspired after Akiwenzie-Damm's performance may take to the microphone themselves and share their own works of poetry, songs or spoken word. This may be a wonderful opportunity for travellers to experience local Ottawan life and share their words with others while on holiday.
For a more informative event, travellers can join in on the discussions happening at the Ottawa Convention Centre on November 28th. Called The Future of Libraries and the Written Word, panellists who are experts in the field will offer their take on the ever-evolving literary world that is being changed by e-readers and the internet, says the event's website.
Canadian author Alberto Manguel will take the stage with CTV's Question Period host Kevin Newman to talk about the book industry and where it may be headed with evolving technology and societal norms.
Sponsored by the Ottawa Library Foundation, this event is open to those who purchased tickets in advance, and tickets that can be found on the organization's website. Attendees will enjoy the discussion panel, as well as a delicious catered dinner and reception attended by the speakers, Ottawa residents and guests to the city.
Ottawa is a fantastic destination full of wonderful attractions and sights to see. Travellers who are journeying to Canada's capital city this fall and wish to experience some unique events should consider attending these fun and informative happenings, which may round out a great adventure travel trip in town.