Sept. 11, 2016

Hello Fellow Writers!
Writer’s Bloc starts up again this Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
We have secured the upstairs room at the Carleton Tavern again this year….Parkdale & Wellington.
Bring whatever you’re working on.
See you Sunday!

March 13, 2016

1) Old Guilt;  2) Shotgun;  3)  Clear the Slate;  4)  Light in the Window.

And if any of you haven’t signed up for Song Along yet, please send me an email at, indicating if you’d like Friday, April 15, or Saturday, April 16.
The new location for Song Along this year, is The Happy Goat Cafe, located at 35 Laurel St., just off Bayswater, or Gladstone.

24th Annual Great Canadian Song-Along 2016

The Great Canadian Song-Along – now in its 24rd year!

Here’s how it works:

  • Write a NEW song inspired by one or more of the topics below, and,
  • Sign up to perform that song and one other song of your choice

Performance dates are Friday April 15 and Saturday April 16, starting at 7:00 pm. Song-Along will be held at the Westboro Masonic Hall. The address is 430 Churchill Ave. (at Byron).

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Writer’s Bloc has found a new home!

With heartfelt thanks to Arthur McGregor for allowing Writer’s Bloc to meet at OFC, since, well….forever. We were always made to feel welcome, and an integral part of Ottawa’s folk community. Nothing but well wishes for you Mr. McGregor.

Starting Sunday, September 13, 2015, Writer’s Bloc will be meeting on the second floor of the Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St., beside the Parkdale Market.
It’s a good sized room, and plenty of privacy. There will be no server, but you can bring a beer up if you so choose.
We will be meeting at 2:00 pm once again, and go til 4 – 4:30.

Looking forward to seeing everyone, and hearing some fabulous new songs!


October 12, 2014

Nothing says Thanksgiving like Writer’s Bloc, don’t you agree?  (don’t answer)
This month’s topics for our meeting on October 12th are:  1)  Don’t Get out Much;  2)  No Time to Waste;  3)  Easy for you to say;  4)  I Forget.
As usual, we’ll meet at the Ottawa Folklore Centre (OFC, 1111 Bank Street) in the large room at the bottom of the stairs from 2:30 til 4:30.
Come early and pick up some strings, or what have you, and help support the Folklore Centre, as they have supported us over the years.
See you on the 12th!!