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To celebrate the completion of Octopus Books's first poetry workshop (led by the poet Shane Rhodes), we are excited to showcase the work of our students: Craig Barlow, Selina Boan, Edith Bramwell, Sanita Fejzic, Manuela Popovici and Michele Wozny!
In this inspiring series of letters to his grandchildren, David Suzuki offers grandfatherly advice mixed with stories from his own remarkable life and explores what makes life meaningful. He challenges his grandchildren—and us—to do everything at full tilt.
This little book is written for Canadians who care about our democracy and the future of our planet. The Senate, surprisingly, could make major contributions to both. A People’s Senate for Canada explains how we can make that happen.
Dear friends, we'll be discussing Cockroach by Rawi Hage at our book club meeting on Wednesday, June 10 at our centretown location (251 Bank St. 2nd Floor).
For the first time at book length, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin addresses Canada's national economic future--and the financial security of all Canadians.
At the height of the African AIDS crisis older women mobilized across two continents and an ocean of difference to change the lives of innumerable African women confronting insecurity, violence, grief, and illness.
In conjunction with the final national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and Time for Reconciliation KAIROS Gathering, Octopus Books, KAIROS Canada and Mennonite Central Committee proudly present an evening of conversation based on two books—Up Ghost River, A
The Sisters Reading Collective Presents A (hilarious) book chat with Zarqa Nawaz, Creator of the hit TV series “Little Mosque on the Prairie” Author of Laughing All the Way to the Mosque
Saha Literary Forum & Institute of African Studies Carleton University present: The Yibir of Las Burgabo
Saturday, May 23 2015
Arts Lounge, Carleton University
2017 Dunton Tower
In partnership with Kegedonce Press and Harbour Publishing, we are thrilled to have 2 Ojibwey poets reading from their latest collection of poems: Wabigoon River Poems by David Groulx and The Thunderbird Poems by Armand Garnet Ruffo!
Building on David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger’s work analyzing the narratives of people with physical and learning disabilities, this book examines the life stories of twelve physically disabled Canadian adults through the prism of the social model of disablement.
Revolutions come in waves and cycles. We are again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement.
Anyday, three corporate lawyers deliberating at a little known tribunal housed in the World Bank will decide if El Salvador has to pay Australian/Canadian mining firm OceanaGold US$301 million (up to 5% of its GDP) for the country’s refusal to grant a controversial gold mining permit.
It's been nine years of job losses, health care privatization, failing wages and environmental neglect. It's time for CHANGE!
Dear friends, we'll be discussing Waubgeshig Rice's first novel Legacy, at our book club meeting on Wednesday, May 6 at our centretown location (251 Bank St. 2nd Floor).
The ‘Degrowth Paradigm’ is gaining steam here and abroad as individuals grapple with a planet heading toward certain peril. In this presentation, Jim Merkel, author of Radical Simplicity, will discuss why the ‘Growth is Good’ and ‘Growth is Necessary’ assumptions are now being challenged.
Come hang out with your local authors at our Glebe store on Saturday, May 2nd!
The Walrus Talks is a national series of events produced by the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation as part of an educational mandate to provide forums for conversation on matters vital to Canadians.
On Sunday April 19th at 7pm the Independent Film Cooperative of Ottawa (IFCO) presents "An Evening with the Filmmaker and Poet Shane Book" at the Mercury Lounge (56 Byward Market Square).
Continuing in a long-established tradition of poetry excellence, the fifty poems in this seventh annual collection are culled from Canadian literary magazines and journals.
According to George Marshall, author of Don’t Even Talk About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change, psychology tells us that decisions are made in our emotional brains which respond to stories and metaphors that draw upon experience.
As the Egyptian revolution gained momentum in the winter of 2011, a common refrain echoed across Cairo’s Tahrir Square: “The wall of fear came down!” Mass protests against fear and authoritarianism have also rumbled across the aggrieved streets and plazas of Tunis, Athens, Madrid