Literature | The Fulcrum

By: The Fulcrum  09-12-2011


/ 2011/11/30 3:17 pm

Kosher Jokes for the Halaladays comes to Ottawa CHRISTMAS IS A time for celebration and merriment, but while most people are stuffing their faces with pastries and drinking copious amounts of eggnog, others are grieving because this is one holiday they don’t celebrate. To keep people entertained who aren’t busy over the holidays, Canadian comedian Eman El-Husseini came up with Kosher Jokes for the Halaladay’s—a comedy show [..]

/ 2011/11/28 6:44 pm

  Are there really Too Many People? ENVIRONMENTALISTS, SOCIALISTS, AND population enthusiasts came together for the launch of Too Many People? by Ian Angus and Simon Butler on Nov. 22. Co-author Angus educated guests through an interview at the launch, speaking about his intentions behind the book. “We tried to write a book that was accessible to everyone, not just [..]

/ 2011/11/21 10:42 am

U of O professor publishes zombie essay collection IN 2009, UNIVERSITY of Ottawa mathematics and statistics professor Robert Smith? and his students wrote a paper When Zombies Attack!: Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection. After two years of significant media buzz about his unusual publication, Smith?returns to publication as the editor of a collection of essays on the [..]

/ 2011/11/16 7:16 pm

  Illustrator Graham Roumieu speaks about new novel IT’S A BOOK kids should never read and adults will die to get their hands on—Highly Inappropriate Tales For Young People by famous Canadian novelist and artist Douglas Coupland. The novel is more akin to a series of short stories and emulates a child’s “picture book,” but one with highly inappropriate content. [..]

/ 2011/11/10 11:42 am

  ANOTHER REMEMBRANCE DAY is about to come and go. As Canadians get ready to remember previous wars fought and current ones ongoing, some U of O students decided to take this time to write poems inspired by this special day. Whether it’s images of Flander’s Fields or visions of the war in Afghanistan, the writers were inspired by what remembering means to them.   Are the Poppies Still Blowing? Are [..]

/ 2011/11/02 1:28 pm

  November is the month to take on a novel HAVE YOU EVER dreamt of becoming a modern-day Agatha Christie? Or how about the next J.K. Rowling? Well, aspiring novelists don’t have to look any further to make that dream a reality. With the 48-Hour Novella-Writing contest and the National Novel-Writing Month happening this month, U of O would-be authors [..]

/ 2011/09/21 3:25 pm

Capital Slam off to a solid start this season HER WORDS CAME fast and abruptly. She didn’t stumble or stutter through the performance and kept the audience wide eyed and at attention. The subject matter: Ironing. Laundry may seem like an unlikely topic for a riveting poem, but slam poet Megan Ward made it work this past Saturday night at the Mercury Lounge. “[Poetry] is just something that [..]

/ 2011/09/21 3:01 pm

Local artist set to host internationally celebrated event IN THE SUMMER of 1990, Scott McCloud, an American graphic artist, suggested an interesting solution for his friend and fellow artist Steve Bissette’s creative block: Create a 24-page comic in 24 hours, working at a rate of one page an hour. Bissette took McCloud up on the idea, and 24-Hour Comics Day was born. Two decades after its [..]

/ 2011/08/27 5:54 pm

The Help Kathryn Stockett and Jaclyn Lytle A+ THOUGH A FULL two years have passed since its initial publication, there is one book making serious waves on literary lists this summer. *The Help* is the debut novel from American writer Kathryn Stockett, which details the racial segregation between African-American maids in the 1960s and the wealthy, Caucasian families for whom [..]

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