Community Events

2014 23 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Resisting Canada’s Myths of War and Peacekeeping: three book launches with Jessica Squires, Luke Stewart, Sarah Hipworth & Stephen Dale!

Resisting Canada’s Myths of War and Peacekeeping! We are launching three books under this common theme with author Jessica Squires, Luke Stewart, Sarah Hipworth & Stephen Dale!

2014 25 Sep
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Film Screening: Revolutionary Medicine - a Story of the First Garífuna Hospital

In partnership with Cinema Politica, Octopus Books presents "Revolutionary Medicine" a documentary directed by Beth Geglia & Jesse Frees

2014 26 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Drives all Night Book Reading and Musical Performance by Jamie Anderson

7pm
Sept. 26 2014
Raw Sugar Cafe
692 Somerset St W,
Ottawa

2014 01 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lecture & Book Launch: The Cuban Revolution and it's relationships with Canada and the United States

In collaboration with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Ottawa-Cuba Connections, the Canadian Network on Cuba and Frente para la Defensa de los Pueblos Hugo Chavez, Octopus presents a short lecture by Keith Bolender based on his latest book Cuba Under Siege, American Policy, the Revolution an

2014 02 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Globetrotting or Global Citizenship Book Launch

Globetrotting or Global Citizenship? explores the broad range of international experiential learning options available to Canadian students, as well as the  opportunities and the ethical dilemmas that come with them.

2014 06 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Uprising! Women as Change Makers, An interactive conversation with Sally Armstrong

In partnership with Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN), we will be present at this interactive event with Sally Armstrong, award winning humanitarian, journalist and author.

2014 17 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ottawa Launch of Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird with Armand Garnet Ruffo

Norval Morrisseau (1932–2007), Ojibway shaman-artist, drew his first sketches at age six in the sand on the shores of Lake Nipigon, and his first paintings were in cheap watercolour on birch bark and moose hide.

2014 21 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Visitor, My Life in Canada Book Launch with Anthony Stewart and Priscilla Walton

In collaboration with Carleton University's Department of English and Literature, we present "Visitor, My Life in Canada" by Anthony Stewart. He will be joined by Dr. Priscilla L.

2014 23 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You A Primer on Radiation and Health Book Launch with Florian Oelck

The bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, brought radiation to international attention but the exact nature of what had been unleashed was still unclear to most.

2014 29 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ottawa Food: A Hungry Capital Book Launch At West End Well, Nourishment for a Change

During the past 20 years the food scene in Ottawa has changed from a landscape of pub grub-driven dining to a vibrant environment for trendy eateries and forward-thinking chefs.