Thursday, December 14, 2006


Here's some info on upcoming shows tonight and later in January!

MP3's are coming soon.

December Slam: Jill Binder edition

7:00 PM Thursday, December 14th at the Thirsty Scholar - 126.5 York St in the market

Jill Binder whispers, sings, screams, and feels her words. She's been published in a number of places including 2 self-published chapbooks: "Broken Feathers" (launched and sold out in 2001) and her upcoming book, "The Morbid Book of Haiku." Her real love though is performing her poetry on stages, which she's been doing since 2000 shortly after leaving Ottawa where she grew up. She's read all over Canada and the U.S., dabbled a little on stages in Bermuda and the U.K., and only recently read once in Ottawa to break her run of reading everywhere but her hometown. She is extremely excited to be featuring in Ottawa where she can show her hometown folks what she can do, and this will be a very special show for her emotionally. Her other love is running shows and poetry series, most notably of which was "WordPlay: Poetry/Music Fusion Playtime" for over a year. Check her out at and

Come check her out! Also, if you are a poet or want to start performing your work come out and get into the event for free! This is how we encourage creativity. The sign up for the open mic and the slam begins at 7pm. Come early to get on the list! The show starts at 8pm.

This is an all ages event. We can't wait to hear what you've got.

January Slam: rob mclennan edition

Time and date to be announced as the Thirsty Scholar is closing

A special treat for all you Ottawa Literary Fans featuring the prolific and talented rob mclennan.
The author of twelve trade poetry collections, he has two more due to appear in spring 2007. His poetry, fiction and critical work has appeared in over one hundred journals and anthologies in eleven countries and three languages, and he is the editor/publisher of above/ground press and the long poem magazine STANZAS, the online critical journal and the Ottawa poetry annual ottawater.
He edits and has edited several book series, journals and is a cofounder of the Ottawa-based literary house Chaudiere Books, he co-ordinates readings and launches throughout Ottawa, as well as the semi-annual ottawa small press book fair. In 1999, he won the Canadian Authors' Association/Air Canada Award for most promising writer in any genre in Canada under 30.
A member of The League of Canadian Poets, the Peter F. Yacht Club writing group and the Glengarry Historical Society, he is currently completing a novel (or three), editing a series of critical collections for Guernica Editions on the works of Canadian writers George Bowering, John Newlove and Andrew Suknaski, editing a new edition of selected poems by Andrew Suknaski, editing a collection of essays and reviews by Andrew Suknaski, putting the finishing touches on a collection of literary essays to appear with ECW Press in 2007, and working on a non-fiction book for Arsenal Pulp Press, Ottawa: The Unknown City.
His online home is at, and he often posts reviews, essays, rants and other nonsense on his blog.
If you think that's an impressive mouthful come check out what rob has got to say in person!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Ok, yeah, hi.

So this isn't an update, but hopefully I'll have a MYspace set up soon so you can listen to my poetry samples free of charge, and maybe like to buy a copy?

Talk to you, VERY SOON.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Update the 3rd (hopefully) installment

I owe you all an update.

As soon as time allows, consider it done.