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March 21, 2017, 12:00 AM – March 26, 2017, 12:00 AM EDT
VERSe Ottawa is a fully-incorporated collective of Ottawa organizations who curate and produce reading and performance series. One of the principal strengths of VERSe is the inclusion of written- and spoken word poetry groups, as well as other leaders in the poetry community. In coming together, the members of VERSe Ottawa have created an organization that, we believe, is unique in Canada and, perhaps, North America. The group and its activities are all the more durable since, as a team, VERSe’s activities will not be dependent on any one group or executive body. VERSe membership changes from year to year as series come and go.
Six days, sixty poets, one festival. Celebrating written poetry and spoken word in English and French, VF ’17 brings you some of the most exciting poets on the planet. Featured poets include Moez Surani, Erin Moure, Gregory Scofield, Sandra Ridley, Mark Doty and many more.