Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Dusty Owl Reading Series Presents Jeff Cottrill Sunday 18 October 2009 at 2pm

With special musical guest Nathanael Larochette!

This Sunday, we're bringing you even more spoken-word awesomeness. Jeff Cottrill is a satirical writer, spoken-word artist, theatre/film critic, and occasional actor based in Toronto. His stage act often uses elements of performance poetry, comedy, theatre and storytelling. He has featured in literary and performance series throughout Ontario, the midwest U.S. and England. has called Jeff "one of the funniest spoken-word artists in Canada".

Jeff is the Literary Editor of Burning Effigy Press, a Toronto small press that specializes in genre fiction and local poetry. He is also a former coordinator for the Perpetual Motion Roadshow, a indie-press monthly touring circuit that ran for four years. Jeff has authored three chapbooks of short fiction and comic monologues and recorded two spoken-word CDs. His reviews and articles have appeared in Eye Weekly, NOW, Exclaim!, The Village Post, The Bayview Post, and other publications.

Jeff is currently working on his fifth or sixth attempt at a first novel. He is also planning a one-man Fringe show about the psychological background of Oscar the Grouch. He likes movies, travel, and small baby animals.

And after Jeff, stick around for our world-famous open-mic and the return of the Object of Desire!

DON'T STARVE!! Ever get the munchies during a Dusty Owl? This Sunday, we will again have reasonably-priced, yummies made by B Goods for sale!

All the fun begins at 2pm! As always, there's no cover!

Swizzles is on the south side of Queen Street, between Bank and Kent. Look for the green awning!

See you there!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Here's a Little More About Danielle...

Thursday's Ottawa Citizen ran this by Peter Simpson about Danielle: Doesn't mention the Dusty Owl, but it's a neat little piece.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

These Are The People in Your Neighbourhood

Want to know more about what is going on in Ottawa's literary community? Check out Bywords, with new poetry and events listings and so much more!

Craft Time!

Here's a little something my friend Peach Flambee sent me:

Try it out and see what happens!