The Ottawa Independent Writers Anthology roars back to life after a pandemic hiatus. Dive into creative stories 
of hope, redemption, humour and rebirth.

This anthology salutes our city and its people—from a moonlit skate on the canal to a dystopian Experimental Farm,
slushy downtown streets to glorious green spaces—tales of young and old, meaningful awakenings, far-off places 
and much more.

Meet an insightful robotic janitor, enter a portal to a mirrored world, admire artistic greats, journey to an idyllic 
Greek childhood or a musical Irish pub! Indigenous peoples, embattled Ukrainians and immigrants to Canada 
are all honoured here.

Bobbi's contribution to this book describes the Beacon Building in Ottawa, which is houses the Aga Khan 
cultural centre and is open to the public for many events, as well as for tours by appointment.

In 1972, then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau welcomed thousands of Ismaili Ugandans to Canada, thanks to his 
friendship with the Aga Khan, who asked him to save his people, who were being persecurted and expelled, 
some of them executed.

One Ismaili couple was befriended by Bobbi, and their story is told in this piece. 



 available on Amazon
and from the OIW website:

Bobbi Linkemer's new book answers the ten most pressing questions older adults ask to help them live well now
and prepare for the years ahead. Most of us don’t envision the inevitable changes that come with aging.

One day, they just seem to appear, bringing with them a host of concerns.

While there are no magic answers to these questions, the more we understand, the better able we will be to answer them.

Each chapter answers one question thoroughly; and each is both personal and practical, explaining the subject 
clearly, sharing the author’s experience, calling on the knowledge of many experts, and offering scores of suggestions
on how to prevent or deal with the issue.

Bobbi Graham contributed the final chapter to this book, as she and "the other Bobbi" have been long-distance 
friends for many years.

Their careers have been parallel, and Bobbi's satirical piece, My Kick the Bucket List, seemed to Bobbi Linkemer
to be the perfect ending.



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