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Welcome to the
Literary and Arts Performance Series

in Ottawa, Canada 

Next Program:

Will be on Sunday, September 9, featuring the poetry of Maureen Glaude. Please see the Special Notices frame below for more information.

Location:  Royal Oak II (
map), downstairs, 161 Laurier East,
between Cumberland and King Edward, Sandy Hill
Time:  2:00 p.m.  -  4:30 p.m.   Admission: Free

Information:  Chris Sorrenti at 613-526-0056

SASQUATCH meets every second and fourth Sunday of the month, except for July and August. The series offers an eclectic mix of poetry, prose, song and other performance arts. The afternoon also includes an open mic for audience participation. Poets, musicians, dramatists, and short story writers are welcome. The Royal Oak II is fully licensed

Please go to Sasquatch Readings for details of other upcoming readings 


Special Notices 

Dear friends…fellow Sasquis…

it is with great sadness that we must convey to you that Sasquatch alumni and former Board member,
Maureen Glaude, passed away at approximately 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, July 18,  2007,
after a short but determined battle with the Cancer that returned
just over two months ago after 7 years remission.

A tribute reading is planned upon convening the new season, September 9, 2007.
Please join us for a celebration of Maureen’s life and poetry. 

Meanwhile, click on the following related links, for samples of her poetry and photos.




Juan O’Neill Tribute Page

Juan O’Neill’s Poetry Page








On Sunday, November 20, 2005, a unique event took place in Ottawa. This was the world premier of “A Mighty Dream,” a video celebrating not only the 25th anniversary of the Sasquatch Literary Performance Series, but of the oral tradition in Canada as a bridge between ethnicities, generations, genders, and sensitivities.


An earlier, incomplete version of the video has already been seen by some Ottawans. But now the video unfolds in its full splendor, a bouquet of poems honoring the vitality, the many-facetedness and warm spirit of inclusiveness of the Canadian literary scene.


We believe DVDs of the video will make excellent Christmas gifts for all who value the triumphant oral tradition, a tradition that has survived wars, cataclysms, famines, plagues, massacres, the rise and fall of civilizations, the birth and death of languages, and which survives today wherever human beings have the power of speech.


Come share “A Mighty Dream” with us. Orders for DVDs are currently being accepted.
Cost: $20 + ($5 S&H - Canada and US only. Other Countries by quotation)
To order a copy, contact Jeremy Wright at (613) 749-3379, or via e-mail: