Upcoming Events

You’re Invited!

To the Spring 2017 Extravaganza! Come to a literary and drama showcase hosted by the English Department at Pressed Cafe.

Special Poetry Workshop with In/Words!

Carleton’s English Literature Society invites you to a poetry workshop lead by the editors of In/Words! Doug Dumais, A.M. Kozak, and Justin Lam will teach you how to get your poetry ready for publication.

For many people the goal of having a piece of writing appear in a published form can be a daunting task. There is a sense of trepidation or perhaps fear in the submission process, but we are here to show you just how easy it can be. In/Words has had a 16 year history as a small press and all the editors involved have been published and accomplished poets. Our goal of this workshop is to teach the basics of editing to polish that poem you’ve always wanted to submit. We will be teaching editing for strength, editing for rhythm, and editing for clarity. After all that has been done we will show you just how to submit to ensure you’re piece has the best chance of being published.

***We ask that you bring a printed version of a poem/poems you have written.***

Please come out to this exciting event on Wednesday, March 22 from 6-8:30 in Residence Commons (2nd floor conference space). Refreshments will be provided.

a.m. kozak: a.m. kozak is a poet, community organizer, concept artist, progressive advocate & current co-editor of In/Words Magazine & Press who co-hosts the poetry scene podcast The Small Machine Talks while indefinitely warbling between Ottawa & the west coast. Poems have recently appeared in Arc Poetry Magazine, Matrix Magazine, (parenthetical) & BafterC (a BookThug publication), among others.

Doug Dumais: Doug Dumais is an Ottawa-based art educator at Ottawa Art Gallery and an editor of In/Words Magazine. He has recently featured alongside Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada George Elliott Clarke. If you look long enough at this bio, and then at a blank surface, a negative image of him will appear.

Justin Lam: Justin Lam is a writer, poet, and musician based out of Ottawa, Ontario. His works have appeared in Passions Poetry Magazine, Antidote Magazine, and his short story “For What It’s Worth” placed second in the 2016 Carleton Creative Writing Contest. He is currently a co-editor at In/Words Magazine and Press, and is completing a degree in English Literature with a minor in Film Studies at Carleton University. His writing is sad and he promises to make it up to you.

Thank you…

to everyone who attended the ELS Literary Recitathon, and especially those who shared their original and favourite works of literature. We raised about $200 for PEN Canada. If you want to learn more about the amazing work PEN Canada does, you can click here for more info!

And as always...

our Emerging Writer’s Circle takes place on Tuesday evenings from 4:30-6:00PM in DT1811 (the Gordonwood Lounge). All are welcome!