Tuesday, April 26

University Night

Ben Ladouceur

Author of acclaimed debut collection, Otter

Ben Ladouceur is the author of a book of poems called Otter, published by Coach House Books in 2015, a book that The National Post, The North American Review and The Globe and Mail all said nice things about.

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Brigette DePape

Brigette DePape  writes and performs poems and plays. Her first play, penned at fifteen, was nominated for the Harry Rintoul Best New Manitoba Play award. Now 21 years old, she has three plays under her belt. Her one-woman show, She Rules with Iron Sticks, received five stars when she toured it on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit. She has performed in over 20 plays and was granted the Zonta Theatre Arts award.


She will soon be graduating with a degree in international development and globalization from the University of Ottawa. During her studies, she jumped at every opportunity to take courses in creative writing. She is working on three major projects: a book of radical fairy tales for her nephew, a co-authored chapbook, pumpkin tops for party hats, and a one-act who's protagonist is an ear of purple corn.


Brigette also writes non-fiction, including opinion editorials and for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She has undertaken research in Senegal on the World Social Forum, in Bolivia on coca growing, in Winnipeg's inner city on childcare for Indigenous children, as well as on Palestinian refugees who have been separated from their families. She is also involved in activism and helped to spearhead the Mining Justice Ottawa group. She aspires to be an activist/artist/academic.

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Justin Million

Justin Million  is currently finishing up his Masters in English at Carleton University, while running the monthly In/Words Reading Series for In/Words magazine and press. Million's work has appeared in many chapbooks with In/Words and Apt. 9 Press and has appeared in The Moose and Pussy and In/Words magazine. Million and his lovely partner will be moving to Vancouver, B.C. come September. Goodbye, Ottawa!

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