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El Dorado

If you would like to experience writing and music with a definitive Spanish flare, in a cozy coffee house setting, then El Dorado is the place to be.

Events take place the last Friday of every month from 8:00 p.m. at the prestigious Folk Cafe, Rasputin's, 696 Bronson St. ( Each reading features an “open mic" for poets, prose writers and musicians.

For more information, please contact Luciano P. Diaz, by phone at (613) 521-9610, or Rasputin’s at (613) 230-5102, or via e-mail at , or visit El Dorado’s website:



Long considered our sister series, Tree meets at the same location as Sasquatch, the Royal Oak II pub, 161 Laurier Avenue East in Sandy Hill, in the basement, the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, summer included. Doors open at 7:30PM. Open Mic starts at 8:00PM.

Admission is free. 
The Tree Reading Series gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa.

For more information, contact Rhonda Douglas, or check

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $17.6 million in writing and publishing throughout Canada.

Nous remercions de son soutien le Conseil des Arts du Canada, qui a investi 17,6 millions de dollars l'an dernier dans les lettres et l'édition à travers le Canada.

Tree's supporters include the Canada Council for the Arts, the League of Canadian Poets, various other publishers, including Insomniac Press, the weighty financial supporter, the City of Ottawa and an enthusiastic literary crowd.

Tree has been in Ottawa at various pubs, cafes, and even an old fire hall since 1980.

Dusty Owl

The popular Dusty Owl Reading Series began in the early nineties in the heyday of Ottawa open mike poetry readings, and for five years it held forth in the late and lamented Cafe Wim on Sussex in the Market. In 1999, the series went dormant, and was recently revived. The original series was committed to showcasing the best in local Ottawa talent, and featured writers like Warren Layberry, rob mclennan, Stephanie Bolster, and many other talented Ottawa writers.        
Current Location:  The Lookout, 41 York Street, in the Byward Market

Chaudiere Books at The Dusty Owl Reading Series

Since their regular location, Swizzles, isn't completely renovated yet,
the reading will take place at The Lookout Bar, 41 York Street in the Market
lovingly hosted by special guest-host James Moran

for more information, check out the Dusty Owl website or ; be there for Dusty Owl's third anniversary!

Admission is free.  Donations will be lovingly accepted. Please bring donations of cash and food for The Ottawa Food Bank.  A limited edition hand-printed copy of the poster will be available to anyone who brings 10 or more food items.

Click here to access the Dusty Owl website for more information, including readings schedule, submissions for publishing, etc.

Collected Works Events

1242 Wellington Street West, Ottawa

For further details, go to the events page at

The Tea Party

Hi there,
 I am the owner of The Tea Party. The Tea Party is a cafe with a quiet and laid back atmosphere. We sell primarily teas and coffees and offer paninis, salads, and desserts. The Tea Party is in the Byward Market, at 119 York St., and could be a great place for students to hang out the explore their artistic talents.
Every Wednesday evening following, we are going to have an open mic poetry night. The event will begin at 6:30
    Christine Fletcher    
    562-0352 at Brixton’s

    Hi Members and Friends, will be having New Monthly Events in Ottawa, starting on
    Wednesday October 5th at Brixton's British Pub, 8pm!!!
    The events will take place every first Wednesday of each month at
    Brixton's, which is located at 210 Sparks Street (corner with Bank St.),
    Ottawa. Brixton's also offers great food and a lot of drafts and is right downtown.
    Please contact me, Cristian, at to be a part of the events each month!
    Cristian S. Aluas
    Lead Artist


new location: CAFE DEKCUF (221 Rideau Street, upstairs, across from Record Runner)

Admission free.

More information available at:

the Factory Reading Series

at Gallery 101, 236 Nepean Street, Ottawa

lovingly hosted by rob mclennan

For more information, bother rob mclennan at 613 239 0337 or / or check out the span-o link at

Capital Slam

Capital Slam is held at Universe City Lounge on the second Friday of every month.  

For more information, contact us at or visit our website at

Manx Readings

All readings take place at the Manx Pub (370 Elgin St; 231-2070) on Saturdays at 5:00 pm. Seating is not guaranteed. Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts, Alexander Keiths Pale Ale, and the Manx Pub.

    For more information:
    (613) 231-2070


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