Fall 1998

September 10-19: Human Rights

For 10 days, Ottawa was home to 60 selected authors from across Canada and around the world. We were proud to dedicate 1998's festivities to the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We firmly believe that "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and human rights". This important occasion underlined the importance of the literary community in supporting, and in many cases leading, the struggle for fundamental freedoms.

The image on our Festival poster was a young monk from Burma, a begging bowl in hand.

For more information on the Declaration please visit Amnesty International and for more information on freedom of speech, feel free to visit PEN Canada.


Thursday, September 10

6:00 PM
NAC Studio

 

  • OPENING CELEBRATION
    Sweetgrass Ceremony
    Readings: Gregory Scofield, Michael Turner, George Elliott Clarke, Anne Stone, Dany Lafreniere, Carol Corbeil


Friday, September 11

12:00 PM
Public Library, Laurier Branch

  • GEORGE ELLIOTT CLARKE
    Whylah Falls

1:30 PM
NAC Pub

 

  • DISCUSSION
    Rudy Weibe, Gregory Scofield, Drew Hayden Taylor, Sharon Helen Venne, Armand Ruffo

7:00 PM
NAC Studio

 

  • READING SERIES
    Drew Hayden Taylor, Paula Meehan, Goran Simic, Maire-Claire Blais, Armand Ruffo, Andre Alexis

9:30 PM
NAC Studio

 

  • DIVMX PERFORMANCE
    A performance-poetry extravaganza featuring: Ian Halpern, Louise Guillemette, Cory Garfinkle, Jennifer Walker, Danielle Hubbard

Sunday September 13

12:00 PM
NAC Studio

 

  • SPECULATIVE SUNDAY
    Charles DeLint, Jonathan Rabb, Tony Burgess, Guy Gavriel Kay

3:00 PM
NAC Studio

 

  • READING SERIES
    Alan Cumyn, Marnie Woodrow, Peter Sirr, Charles Foran

7:00 PM
NAC Studio

  • READING SERIES
    Mairuth Sarsfield, Charlotte Gray, David McGimpsey, Lynn Crosbie, Cyril Dabydeen, Rudy Weibe


Monday, September 14

7:00 PM
NAC Pub

 

  • LYNN JOHNSTON
    For Better or For Worse

9:00 PM
NAC Pub

 

  • FILM NIGHT
    The Canadian Premiere of The Sadness of Sex

Tuesday September 15

12:00 PM
Public Library, Laurier Branch

 

  • CHARLES FORAN
    The Story of My Life So Far

7:00 PM
NAC Pub

 

  • THEATRE NIGHT
    Reading of "1798" by Michael Harding

9:00 PM
NAC Pub

 

  • DEAD ALIVE: READINGS FROM THE GREATS
    by Murray Wilson


wednesday, september 16

12:00 PM
Public Library, Laurier Branch

 

  • CHARLOTTE GRAY
    Mrs. King

6:00 PM

 

  • GALA FUNDRAISER
    For PEN Canada and the OIWF

6:45 PM

 

  • LITERARY PUB CRAWL
    Books and Beer with host Phil Jenkins

Thursday September 17

7:00 PM
NAC Studio

  • READING SERIES
    Leon Rooke, Eliza Clark, Benjamin Pogrund, Terry Jordan, Jacques Flamand, Keith Oatley


friday, september 18

7:00 PM
NAC Studio

  • READING SERIES
    Michael Helm, Nicole Brossard, Dennis Bock, Michelle Berry, Alan Clements, Kerri Sakamoto

saturday September 19

12:00 PM
NAC Pub

 

  • DISCUSSION
    Alan Clements, Kerri Sakamoto, Katherine Govier, Alan Cumyn

3:00 PM
NAC Studio

 

  • READING SERIES
    Michael Davitt, Stephane Psenak, Gerald Lynch, Barbara Gowdy

7:00 PM
NAC Studio

  • CLOSING CELEBRATION
    Katherine Govier, Reza Baraheni, Wayson Choy, Sarah Dearing, John Metcalf, Tomson Highway
 
   
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