Ottawa’s 2nd annual poetry festival will run from 28 Feb through 4 Mar 2012.  Now international!

VERSeFest is a poetry festival project of VERSe Ottawa, a collective of poetry groups whose purposes are to operate an annual poetry festival, to provide administrative support to the member series and to act as an unified and effective voice presenting the interests of its members to relevant cultural decision-making bodies.  

VERSe comprises most of the English page- and stage-oriented poetry groups operating in the City of Ottawa; however, we are eager to add French-speaking groups to VERSe Ottawa and participate in VERSeFest.  Francophone poets will note that the names of our group and its festival honour our city’s bilingual character.

Currently, VERSe Ottawa comprises the series whose logos are shown below:


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