Sawdust was delighted to participate in Versefest 2017, hosting readers Steven Heighton and Louis Bertholom, a figurative and a literal rockstar of poetry! We were moved by the emotion of Betholom’s recitation and wowed by the punch of Heighton’s work!
An enormous and heartfelt congratulations to Jamaal Jackson Rogers (AKA JustJamaal), and Andrée Lacelle, our freshly inaugurated English and French Poet Laureates of Ottawa!
Thank you to everyone who helped organize this wonderful annual event, from the board and readers, to the volunteers. Thank you to the guests who continue to demonstrate what a thriving literary culture we have in the Nation’s Capital!