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Friday, September 23, 2005

Ottawa Citizen Column

I never thought that this would happen. Really. I was minding my own business, blogging away in near isolation about these fantastically talented authors and poets I watched at all these Ottawa literary events. Sometimes with just a brief entry or two, sometimes with a fully developed paragraph of thoughts, and eventually I figured I'd bring along a camera to record what I saw...then... out of the blue, I received an offer last month to write a column in the Ottawa Citizen. It will be about my take on the local literary scene. It should appear every other week. My first column appears this Sunday, 25 September 2005, in the Citizen's Weekly section.

I also got another event photo published in Quill & Quire this month. It's out on newstands today. Featured are several members from Ottawa's Wordlympic Slam Team. A similar picture was published earlier this month on my weblog.

Local Ottawa poet and bookseller, jwcurry is giving a sound & related textu(r)al perfomance this weekend, along with vocal aid by Max Middle. This event, the Hit'N'Run Lecture Series #1, is entitled Messagio Galore take II. I just got wind of the event a few days ago when jw mailed me a post card. Have a great weekend!


Blogger Amanda Earl said...

Hey, John..that's grrrrrreat, as Tony the Tiger would say. Don't forget to plug ole' Bywords, won't cha ;) Or do we have to bribe you now that you're a journalist. (evil laugh).

Friday, September 23, 2005 9:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


(late applause - I really got to read you in a more tiemly rate.)

I'll catch your column next week.

Monday, September 26, 2005 4:08:00 PM  
Blogger John MacDonald said...

Thanks. The column should be every other week. So, stay tuned for October 9th's edition in the Citizen's Weekly.

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, any ideas on how I could write for the Ottawa Citizen?
Thank you

Thursday, May 15, 2008 3:05:00 PM  
Blogger John MacDonald said...

1- have talent...
2- get discovered...
3- write...
4- edit...
5- write some more...
6- hope they don't can your work/column...
7- repeat 3 to 6

Good Luck!

Thursday, May 15, 2008 3:52:00 PM  

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