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Staff Blogs

Are you a young writer who would like to get published and win some cash prizes? If so, this contest is for you.
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Calling all Ottawa writers! Ottawa Public Library is offering a series of in-depth support...
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Join a free four-week poetry workshop led by an experienced poet and playwright.
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Young Ottawa writers and their tremendous talents were celebrated yesterday on the main stage...
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April is National Poetry Month, and we welcome you to join us for events,...
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Maya Angelou, in 1978, wrote her famous poem, Phenomenal Woman . The stanza of...
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Le Prix Champlain 2019 a été décerné à Gabriel Robichaud. Vous pouvez emprunter le...
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The power of poetry - do you remember it? Poetry read aloud as a...
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Rêvez-vous de devenir auteur(e)? Croyez-vous que c’est un métier réservé aux adultes qui vivent...
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Update: October 17, 2018 And the winners are: English Non-Fiction ROY MACGREGOR Original Highways:...
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Have you ever had the feeling that you could be the author of the...
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It's the year 2054 in an alternate Indian society where women are worshipped and...
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On May 5th, Sarah Dessen released her 12th book, Saint Anything . You can...
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We have 10 winners! The judges for the 50+ Short Story Contest for 2018...
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Stéphanie Plante is an OPL guest blogger and a great library supporter. In 2017,...
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This is exciting news! Solar Bones by Mike McCormack, an Irish writer, has won...
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Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day! On April 26th, we have tucked poems all...
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Celebrate the 20 th anniversary of National Poetry Month at the Ottawa Public Library!...
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Join us for Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Tech Week Film Festival! The Teen Tech...
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You are invited to the Stittsville Creative Writing Group's Gallery Night on Thursday, January...
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