Poetry for the End of the World

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 19:00 - Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 01:00

Featuring live music with Call me Katie and Puggy Hammer, poetry readings, and open mike (and launching a poem to the end of the world!)

Tickets: $8

VERSe Ottawa cordially invites you to join us to celebrate the arrival of 2012 (isn't the world supposed to end?) as we listen to great poets and musicians, dance, drink, and raise funds to support Ottawa’s newest literary festival.

Performance Lineup ( and signup for the open mike)

Come for one, come for some, come for all – you can watch or perform in the Theatre, or have a drink, socialize and buy books in the Studio. We'll open the doors at 7:00 for a performance by folk/bluegrass trio Call Me Katie, and follow that with short open mike segments and featured readers. Sign up here for the open mike – due to time constraints the list will be pre-determined.

We’ll crown the winner of our "Poetry For The End Of The World" contest – and then we'll send the winning poem off to the end of the earth. Literally. (Details to follow – keep an eye on VERSe Ottawa to find out!) We’ll close the evening starting at about 10:00 with Montreal indie band Puggy Hammer (featuring last year’s VERSeFest guest David McGimpsey, poet Jason Camlot, and Matt Rosenberg.)

Poetry Contest: Submit your work!

We'd also like to invite you to submit your own work to the "Poetry For The End Of The World" contest. Write on the theme of the end of the world (however you see it) and submit here before January 7th, 2012. Judging is blind: the winning poem will be officially "sent to the End of the World" at the party on the 21st.

Details and information: http://versefest.ca