Reading Series

We have our reading series at the Art House Cafe at 555 Somerset Street on the second Friday of every month. This is an opportunity to meet the editors, as well as get to know other like-minded poets, performers and artists in the Ottawa community.

Each month, we feature a musician, an opening reader, our main feature, and a live painter. If you fall under any of those categories and want to inquire about performing, email us at, with a samples of your work. Feel free to include a link to your website, blog, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter in place of attachments in the email.

The event is free, and there is an open mic portion after the performances. Feel free to bring your work, no matter how ‘rough’. This is an open and welcoming space for you to share your work. You’re welcome to bring anything: poetry, prose, music, a fun story. There are also fun prizes you could win at the open mic.

Our reading series goes on hiatus during December, as well as the summer months of May, June and July, as our editors may not be in Ottawa during that time.