Ottawa International Writers Festival

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Thursday, April 28

6:30 PM: THE MYTH OF HUMAN PROGRESS: One on One with Chris Hedges (hosted by Stephen Brockwell)

8:30 PM: ALONE IN THE CLASSROOM: One on One with Elizabeth Hay (hosted by Phil Jenkins)

Friday, April 29

6:30 PM: ONE ON ONE with Bernhard Schlink (hosted by Sandra Abma)

8:30 PM: PRAIRIE SCENE: A Place in the Prairies with David Carpenter and Dianne Warren (hosted by Laurie Brown)

Saturday, April 30

2:00 PM: A GLASS HALF-FULL with Joel Yanofsky, Shari Graydon and Neil Pasricha (hosted by Rita Celli)

4:30 PM: THE IMMORTALIZATION COMMISSION: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death with John Gray (hosted by Stephen Brockwell)

6:30 PM: WEBMIND: One on One with Robert Sawyer (hosted by Bob LeDrew)

Unless otherwise noted, all Writers Festival events are $15 general | $10 students or seniors | Free for festival members

Sunday, May 1

2:00 PM: MESSAGIO GALORE VIII: Sound poetry with JW Curry, Christine McNair, Alastair Larwill and Grant Wilkins

4:30 PM: POETRY CABARET with Pearl Pirie, Gillian Sze and Lorna Crozier (hosted by Sandra Ridley)

6:30 PM: BEFORE THE BEGINNING AND AFTER THE END with Madeleine Thien, Hisham Matar and Johanna Skibsrud (hosted by Michael Blouin)

8:30 PM: AND ALL IS ALWAYS NOW with Michael V. Smith, Teju Cole and Timothy Taylor, Hosted by Carleton University’s Sara Jamieson (hosted by Sara Jamieson)

Monday, May 2

6:30 PM: JOYNER’S DREAM: One on One with Sylvia Tyson (hosted by Arthur McGregor)

$20 | $15 students or seniors

Tuesday, May 3

6:30 PM: TRUTH AND JUSTICE: Documentary Fiction about Canada’s First Nations with James Bartleman and David Adams Richards (hosted by Richard Forsyth)

8:30 PM: RUNNING IN THE FAMILY with Sarita Mandanna, Antanas Sileika and Suzanne Desrochers (hosted by Jan Schroeder)

Unless otherwise noted, all Writers Festival events are $15 general | $10 students or seniors | Free for festival members

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