Ottawa fiction (as opposed to fictional) soiree

by Marguerite

Back in my university town, and happy to check out this new venue, Pressed Urban Bar, on Gladstone, where I was joined by the hilarious and talented Christian McPherson and the prolific rob mclennan. Here are a few shots from a fun evening that felt like it could have turned into many beers if I wasn’t headed out at the crack of dawn.

Chris Johnson came on as MC late in our planning, but he really made the night with his warm wit. Thanks for the word clouds, Chris.

Chris Johnson came on as MC late in our planning, but he really made the night with his warm wit. Thanks for the word clouds, Chris.

Christian and friend, just before he hit the stage to read from Cube Squared, which I plan to laugh with all the way back to Vancouver on the plane.

Christian and friend, just before he hit the stage to read from Cube Squared, which I plan to laugh with all the way back to Vancouver on the plane.

My cousin Marc Venturi came in despite my cousin-in-law Liz's tough week at home. Thanks, Marc.

My cousin Marc Venturi came in despite my cousin-in-law Liz’s tough week at home. Thanks, Marc.

I read! I tried out a new story: Makeover. I think it went well.

I read! Tried out a new story: Makeover. I think it went well.

Long shot of me reading, courtesy of Colette Gignac.

Long shot of me reading, courtesy of Colette Gignac.

The Blind River contingent, including old friend Niel Laporte.

The Blind River contingent, including old friend Niel Laporte.

rob mclennan read from new work.

rob mclennan read from new work.

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