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Ken Newport: No Dress Rehearsal

OPP Gallery

Based on the idea that regional writing is important and should be supported, the Ottawa Press and Publishing Gallery is a community forum for writers from Ottawa, the Valley, or any place in Ontario where there are as many river and forests as there are roads and buildings.

Our first Gallery includes stories from John Owens, Ron Corbett and Charles D. G. Roberts, a Confederation Poet who visited Ottawa in 1890.  We will be adding stories to the Gallery on a regular basis. If you are a writer interested in having a story published, please contact us.

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Andrew Lafleche: Kenmore Square

Andrew Lafleche: Kenmore Square

Andrew Lafleche is an award-winning poet and author of No Diplomacy: Musings of an Apathetic Soldier. He is editor of Gravitas Poetry and the Evil Musings anthology. Lafleche served as an infantry soldier from 2007-2014. He earned an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Gloucestershire. Visit AJLafleche.com for more information.

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Ken Newport: No Dress Rehearsal

Ken Newport: No Dress Rehearsal

Ken Newport is a successful Ottawa entrepreneur who has co-founded several life sciences and biotechnology companies. Ken draws upon these experiences in his writing, along with his love of music and bands like the Beatles, Arcade Fire and, yes, the Tragically Hip. This excerpt is from Ken’s debut novel No Dress Rehearsal, to be published by Ottawa Press and Publishing in September.

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Grey Owl: Gitchie Meegwon, The Big Feather

Grey Owl: Gitchie Meegwon, The Big Feather

Grey Owl has been called the world’s first environmental activist, a lofty claim for an English school boy who ran away from home, changed his name and tricked the world into thinking he was an Apache Indian from northern Ontario. It says something about the times – Grey Owl was writing in the 1930s -- that no one stopped to think much about an Apache Indian coming from Northern Ontario.   It may also say something about the times, and the times to come, that Archie Belaney’s books were hugely popular. Here is a short story from Grey Owl’s third book, a collection of short stories entitled The Adventures of Sajo and her Beaver People.

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