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RM Vaughan ‘Troubled’ at book launch

Former Xtra writer at International Writers Fest

BOOKS. RM Vaughan launched his new poetry memoir at the Ottawa International Writers Festival on Apr 17. Credit: (Marcus McCann photo)

The Ottawa International Writers Festival has been playing host to dozens of writers and hundreds of readers since Apr 13. RM Vaughan, Steven Venright and Nathaniel G Moore took the state Apr 17.

Vaughan, a Globe and Mail columnist and former Xtra contributor, launched Troubled, a memoir in verse about his turbulent relationship with his former shrink.

Here, Vaughan introduces the book and reads from a series of poems called Session.