Ottawa International Writers Festival Ready To Write Up A Storm

on April 11, 2013

Ottawa Writers Festival

One of the predominant writing festivals in Ottawa takes place from from April 25-30.

Described as an “international celebration of ideas to recharge our imaginations,” the Festival invites writers from all genres in to discuss their work as well as the future of the publishing industry. From politics to poetry, science to music and history to thrillers, the writers guide attendees through an exploration of the world.

The Ottawa International Writers Festival is Canada’s largest independent literary celebration and includes many components. Writing workshops are at the forefront along with hosting Nobel Laureates. The Festival also works hand-in-hand with local area schools where the academic institutions invite authors to discuss writing in general with perspective new writers.

In 2011, the Festival reached an audience of 22,893 which was an 800% growth since its first edition in 1997.

This year’s notable events include:

One On One With Alexander McCall Smith
Southminster United Church (15 Aylmer Ave., Toronto ON)
April 10 – 7 p.m.
*This event takes place prior to the official launch of the Festival

Suddenly, A Knock On the Door Etgar Keret In Conversation With Jonathan Goldstein
National Arts Centre Panorama Room (53 Elgin St., Ottawa ON)
April 20 – 8:30 p.m.
*This event takes place prior to the official launch of the Festival

How It Began: A Time-Traveler’s Guide To The Universe With Chris Impey
Knox Presbyterian Church (120 Lisgar St., Ottawa ON)
April 27 – 12 p.m.

Lunch With Sarah Elton At Table 40 By Fraser Cafe
Table 40 (11 Springfield Rd., Ottawa ON)
April 28 – 11 a.m.

Banned In Canada With Howard Chaykin
Knox Presbyterian Church (120 Lisgar St., Ottawa ON)
April 28 – 4 p.m.

For more information about the Ottawa International Writers Festival, check out http://www.writersfestival.org