Fall 1999

September 10-18: American and Canadian Writing on the Eve of the Millennium


friday, September 10

7:00 PM
NAC Studio

  • OPENING CELEBRATION
    Pierre Berton, Lise Bissonnette, Michael Dennis, Annie Proulx


SAturday, September 11

12:00 PM


  • CHILDREN'S SERIES
    Patrick Watson, Joanna Cole

1:00 PM

 

  • ON STAGE INTERVIEW
    Guy Vanderhaeghe

3:00 PM
NAC Studio

 

 

  • READING SERIES
    Clive Doucet, David Homel, Douglas Ord, Russell Banks

7:00 PM
NAC Studio

 

 

  • READING SERIES
    Pete McCormack, C.D. Wright, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Erin Mouré, Guy Vanderhaeghe

10:00 PM
NAC Elgin Room

 

 

  • WORLD PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY
    In November 1998, the team behind the Ottawa International Writers Festival set out with some of Canada's finest writers on a cross-country journey. Riding the rails, reading in cities coast to coast, the VIA Rail Great Canadian Literary Tour made history. Filmmaker and producer Andrew Bee chronicles the adventure.

Sunday September 12

11:30 PM
NAC Balcony

 

  • PEN CANADA FUNDRAISING BRUNCH
    Join us for a traditional American brunch to raise money for PEN Canada. Russell Banks will be interviewed by CBC radio host, Ken Rockburn. For Tickets and information, please call Edith Cody-Rice at (613) 724-5353.

3:00 PM
NAC Studio

 

 

  • L'EVENEMENT FRANCAIS
    Francois Gravel, Andrée Lacelle, Alain Bernard Marchand, Claire Rochon, Yves Beauchemin

7:00 PM
NAC Studio

 

 

  • READING SERIES
    Evan Solomon, Michelle Desbarats, Stuart Ross, Carmelita McGrath, Gordon Lish

7:00 PM
NAC Studio

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


Monday, September 13

7:00 PM
NAC STUDIO

 

  • FILM EVENT
    Lulu on the Bridge With Producer Peter Newman.

Tuesday, September 14

12:00 PM
NAC Elgin Room

  • LIVE THEATRE EVENT
    Premiere Reading of David Young's New Play, "Clout"


Wednesday, september 15

6:45 PM
NAC Elgin Room

 

  • LITERARY PUB CRAWL: BOOKS AND BEER
  • Join author Phil Jenkins for a tour of Ottawa's literary history with stops at five pubs! Tour begins and ends at the NAC Elgin Room.

7:00 PM
NAC Elgin Room

 

 

 

 

 

  • THE GLOBALIZATION OF CULTURE: THE ART OF MAINTAINING COMMUNITY IN A GLOBAL VILLAGE
    Moderator:
    Roy McSkimming, Association of Canadian Publishers
    Panelists:
    Patrick Borbey, Director General, International Cultural Relations, Department of Foreign Affairs
    Dennis Browne, Director, Centre for Trade Policy and Law
    Elizabeth McDonald, President, Canadian Film and Television Production Association
    Keith Kelly, Director of Research and Planning, Canada Council for the Arts
    The Centre for Trade Policy and Law is proud to support this discussion.

7:00 PM
NAC Studio

 

  • FILM EVENT: DEEPA MEHTA'S EARTH
    The second film in Deepa Mehta's acclaimed trilogy, a story about the division of earth and the destruction of innocence.

Thursday, September 16

NOON - 5:00 PM
NAC Elgin Room

 

 

 

  • BEING HEARD: LITERACY, WRITING AND SOCIAL INCLUSION
    Moderator:
    Craig McNaughton, Association of Canadian Publishers
    Panelists:
    Larry Loyie, Vancouver playwright
    Constance Brissenden, author
    Linda Shohet, Director of the Centre for Literacy of Quebec, Montreal
    Gilles Chiasson, NDG Anti-Poverty Group, Montreal
    Deborah Morgan, Coordinator, Write to Learn Project, Alberta

7:00 PM
NAC Studio

 

  • READING SERIES
    Stephanie Bolster, Mark Frutkin, Barry Kennedy, Michael Holmes, Benjamin Cheever

9:00 PM
NAC Pub

 

  • DEAD ALIVE: READINGS FROM THE GREATS
    Teacher and poet Murray Wilson reads from the Greats. Take a humourous, sometimes dangerous, often enlightening trip aboard Murray's Psychic Submarine with ports of call in many of the capitals of world literature.


Friday, september 17

5:00 PM
NAC Elgin Room

 

  • ONSTAGE INTERVIEW
  • With Jane Urquhart

7:00 PM
NAC Elgin Room

 

 

  • READING SERIES
    Lynn Coady, rob mclennan, Bharati Mukherjee, Peter Landesman, Susan Musgrave

SATURday, September 18

10:00 AM
Ottawa Public Library

 

  • CHILDREN"S SERIES
    Susan Musgrave, Dennis Lee

10:00 AM
NAC Elgin Room

 

 

  • BEING TECHNOLOGY AND CONTENT IN THE IDEA ECONOMY
    Moderator:
    Bill Collins, President, Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation
    Panelists:
    Gord Smith, Executive VP of Hewson Bridge and Smith Ltd.
    J. James Mackie, a partner at Distinct Features
    Nathan Rudyk, President digIT Interactive Inc

NOON
NAC Studio

 

  • CRIME WRITING EVENT
    Trevor Ferguson a.k.a. John Farrow, Kathy Reichs

3:00 PM
NAC Studio

 

  • SMALL PRESS SPOTLIGHT ON PORCUPINE'S QUILL
    Russell Smith, John Newlove, Clark Blaise, K.D. Miller, Andrew Pyper

7:00
NAC Studio

  • READING SERIES
    Dennis Lee, Merilyn Simonds, George Saunders, Wayde Compton, Jane Urquhart
   
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