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Ottawa International Writers Festival

October 19, 2017, 12:00 AMOctober 24, 2017, 12:00 AM EDT

The imagination is our most valuable renewable resource. So, twice a year Ottawa’s Writers Festival convenes an international celebration of ideas to recharge our imaginations. From politics to poetry, science to music, history to thrillers, they celebrate the full diversity of the word and the gifted writers who guide us in our exploration of the world. Year-round special events keep the ideas coming between Festivals.
The Ottawa Writers Festival believes that a love of reading and learning should be nurtured throughout our lives and that literacy is a birthright. Whether offering writing workshops to the homeless, hosting a Nobel Laureate, organizing their biannual literary celebrations or bringing authors into area schools, their goal is the same: to create an environment that activates creativity and encourages the love of reading, learning and self-expression.

Learn more here.

Return to the International Poetry Calendar.


October 19, 2017, 12:00 AM EDT
October 24, 2017, 12:00 AM EDT