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[OPIRG-EVENTS] April Events Calendar - 5 events in one month!
Octopus Books Presents April Events! Spring into spring with great books.
Mark Your Calendars! More details will be announced regarding each event
closer to the dates. Please phone or email us if you would like details now.
April 6 - Whine and Cheese in Ottawa with Straight Goods
2:30-5:30 pm, National Library of Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Hear and take part in a panel discussion on Media, Public Opinion and
Corporate Convergence, with journalists: Stephen Dale, Charles Gordon, Ken
Hechtman, Linda McQuaig, Lois Sweet.
All Ticket prices include a pleasant reception in the elegant Library with
Brian Browne on the Glenn Gould grand, wine/beer, light buffet and one
year's membership in Straight Goods, which you will need after April to
access our extensive archives (retail value: $25)
$100- name on program as a Host
$50 - standard
$25 - lower income.
All prices are subject to GST, available at Octopus Books.
April 11 - A Poetry Reading with T. Anders Carson
Folding the Crane
7-9 pm, at Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave. FREE!!! Info : 233-2589,
Folding the Crane is Carson's plea to a world that has lost it's youthful
grace a call to find peace within all of us and let it run wild and free
as the spirit of a child.
April 23 Novel Reading with Clint Hutzulak (The Beautiful Dead End).
7-9 pm, at Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave. FREE!!! Info: 233-2589.
Meet this Victoria author, and hear him read from his novel. The Globe &
Mail says: "Every detail of setting and behaviour and inner response
contributes to the spare, mesmerizing beauty of Hutzulak's prose.....
Hutzulak at his best creates scenes shimmering with presence, in which
nothing is extraneous to his purpose. Even things such as an image seen in
passing... resonate as emblems of something essential."
April 25 Poetry Reading with Diane Keating (The Year One)
7-9 pm, at Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave. FREE!!! Info: 233-2589,
Co-sponsored by Octopus Books & The Literary Society of Ottawa (LSO).
With emotion shaped by exactness Diane Keating extends private experience
larger social context, every poem resonating with the complexities of
loss. She is travelling from Toronto to be with us.
April 27 Book Launch with Robert Hunter (2030: Confronting Thermageddon in
7-9 pm, Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe St . FREE!!! Info: 233-2589,
Brought to you by Octopus Books and OPIRG-Carleton. Wheelchair accessible.
Meet one of the co-founders of Greenpeace and acclaimed author of Red
Blood. In 2030, Hunter has drawn on the experience of a lifetime to argue
that our time is running out on planet Earth. He, and many respected
scientists, believe that all environmental lines will be crossed around the
year 2030. What makes this book hopeful, however, is Hunter's
activist-at-the-barricades conviction that, if we all act now, we can still
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