Community Events

2015 04 Aug
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice, A Conversation with J.F. MARTEL

Hosted by Graham Larkin and Phil Ford, Octopus Books presents an evening of conversation with J.F. (Jean-Françsois) Martel to discuss his new book Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice followed by author signing.  

2015 19 Aug
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Octopus Book Club: How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti

A brilliant portrayal of finding a beautiful life by one of Canada's most exciting literary talents, Sheila Heti

2015 25 Aug
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Charlie Angus: Children of the Broken Treaty

Children of the Broken Treaty exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country’s history.

2015 16 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm

What Kind of Citizen? Educating Our Children for the Common Good Book Launch with Joel Westheimer

How can schools teach the skills required for a strong democracy to flourish? What Kind of Citizen? asks readers to imagine the kind of society they would like to live in - and then shows the ways in which schools can be used to make that vision a reality.

2015 17 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation, Author Yves Engler In Conversation with Kristen Shane, Associate Editor of Embassy - Canada's Foreign Policy Newsweekly

Yves Engler continues his groundbreaking analyses of past and present Canadian foreign policy.

2015 23 Sep
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Octopus Book Club: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future.

2015 24 Sep
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Multifaith Housing Initiative Gather Around the Table Cookbook Fundraiser

Multifaith Housing Initiative (MHI) is an Ottawa-based grassroots charitable organization that provides homes and a supportive community to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.