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OPP Gallery

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.

Featured Articles
Ron Corbett: The Bad-Eye Incident

Ron Corbett: The Bad-Eye Incident

In mid-December of 2011 Frank Kuiack awoke with a sore eye. It was his left eye, and he rubbed at it, blinked, rubbed at it again but the eye remained sore. He lay in bed trying to remember if he had done anything to the eye -- splashed it, poked...

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Charles Roberts: The Canadian Guidebook

Charles Roberts: The Canadian Guidebook

We will suppose that the tourist has taken the direct route from Toronto to Ottawa, by the Canadian Pacific, already described. If he has gone first to Montreal, he may go thence to Ottawa by the Canadian Pacific, the Canada Atlantic, or by boat up the Ottawa River. We should...

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John Owens: The Packers of Green Bay

John Owens: The Packers of Green Bay

Lupe was having second thoughts as he and Paco wrestled the full 45-gallon oil drum onto his skiff. The barrel went on too close to the bow, lifting the stern out of the water, the propeller made impotent and stark in the moonlight flickering over the slight waves. He would...

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