12 March                                                          1:30 PM, Arts Court Library


For children from ages 5-11, Susan J. Atkinson and Elizabeth Todd Doyle will lead a workshop about creative collaborations. Join us in this family-friendly workshop where we will give hints, tales and experience on how to work with a partner to create the 'best picture book ever'!


Sponsor:  Claudia Coutu Radmore  

12 March                                                          1:30 PM, Arts Court Theatre


The Ottawa Youth Poetry Slam Project will hold a workshop for young people 11-19 years of age.  Artists/educators, Greg Frankson & Danielle K.L. Gregoire will introduce spoken word poetry and the slam competition, while allowing the participants to experience the writing, and performing of their own pieces.

Sponsor:  Ottawa Youth Poetry Slam Project

12 March                                                          5:00 PM, Arts Court Theatre


Join three of Ottawa's finest songwriters--Jim Bryson, Mike Dubue and Megan Jerome--for a discussion on words in music. Hosted by David O'Meara.



Sponsor:  Plan 99

12 March                                                          7:00 PM, Arts Court Theatre


Tree Reading Series presents an evening with the best Canada has to offer!  Karen Solie, winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize, and Richard Greene, winner of the 2010 Governor General's Award for Poetry, read together at VERSeFest.  A truly unique event!


Sponsor:  Tree Reading Series

12 March                                                          9:00 PM, Arts Court Theatre


Capital Slam is the longest running slam in Ontario and the two-time defending Slam Champions. Come out to see members of the 2010 championship team presented by Capital Slam and the Capital Poetry Collective.


Sponsor:  Capital Slam

12 March                                                          3:00 PM, Arts Court Theatre


Some of Ottawa's most powerful poetry rings out on both page and stage for social justice and peace. Come hear the work of three poets' work on human rights issues, to be selected by volunteers from event sponsor CUPE local 1979.


Sponsor:  Poets for Human Rights