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Friday Special Blend
Friday September 23rd, 2022 with Susan Johnston
Writers' craft: 241 Poetry Open Mic and the Ottawa International Writers Festival (featuring Heather Marshall in conversation with Janet Somerville)

Jeff Blackman joins Susan to talk about the 241 Poetry Open Mic, a series he co-founded with Bardia Sinae. The next edition takes place Thursday September 29, 7:00pm, at the Happy Goat, 35 Laurel Street. Want to perform? Come prepared to perform perform one poem you love plus one poem you wrote. Venue is accessible for those with mobility limitations and features a gender neutral bathroom. CKCU and the Ottawa International Writers Festival are collaborating to bring you the best of Writersfest. During the pandemic, Writersfest went virtual, and we’re working with the organizers to bring highlights from these interviews to you over the next while. Today, we’ll feature a conversation between two writers, Janet Somerville and Heather Marshall, in an interview about Heather Marshall’s book, Looking for Jane. The 25th edition of the Ottawa International Writers Festival takes place October 19-26, 2022. More info about Writersfest is available at:
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