Grrrls vs. Boys: A Literary Event

2006 20 Sep

Wednesday September 20th 7:45pmOttawa Public Library Main Branch 120 Metcalfe St.Free admission!Check it out as two of O-town's most fiercely independent writers go head-to-head in a live reading event of classic proportions! They're recently published and ready to take it to the stage!Prominent local zinester Jennifer Whiteford's new book Grrrl and Adam Thomlison's new book We Were Writers for Disastrous Love Affairs Magazine have both just hit the streets and examine often-thorny human relations from either side of the gender divide. See what ensues when the two collide on the very same stage!Grrrl is a blistering fireball of teenagerism, telling the story of teenaged Marlie, who struggles with nasty classmates, sexual confusion, and the trials of starting her own band, pouring her thoughts and frustrations into her ever-present diary.For more information, check out her online webzine at, or her publisher's site at Were Writers for Disastrous Love Affairs Magazine is a tight little package of six short stories that range from a poetic car wreck to a kneel-athon in the name of love, featuring shotglasses worn as shoes and an international manhunt.For more juice from this peach, check out If your need for information is of a more urgent nature, contact Adam at 613-233-3828 or

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