Spring edition: April 22 - May 2, 2009
At Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts and HUmanities, 314 Saint Patrick Street


(Photo: John W. MacDonald)


Wednesday, April 22

5:00 PM

  • VERNISSAGE: BEAUTIFUL DESTRUCTION
    Aerial photography of the Tar Sands by Louis Helbig
    Opening at 5:00: talk by the artist at 5:30


    Beautiful Destruction is an exhibition of haunting, beautiful and disturbing aerial photography from the Tar Sands. These photographs will be on display throughout the Spring Edition.


7:00 PM

  • NEW SCIENCE SERIES: WASHING THE WATER
    With Alanna Mitchell and Wayne Grady
    Hosted by Neil Wilson



Thursday, April 23

10:30 AM

 

 

  • THINK INK: MARY SHEPPARD
    At Steve MacLean School

12:30 PM

 

 

  • THINK INK: MARY SHEPPARD
    At Carleton Heights School

7:00 PM

 

 

  • THE BIG IDEA: CARBON SHIFT
    With Thomas Homer-Dixon and William Marsden


Friday, April 24

9:30 AM

 

 

  • THINK INK: MARY SHEPPARD
    At Castor Valley Elementary School

7:00 PM

  • TRUE PATRIOT LOVE
    One on One with Michael Ignatieff
    Hosted by CBC's Adrian Harewood



SATURDAY, APRIL 25

NOON

  • THE BIG IDEA: THE END OF WESTERN ALIENATION?
    With Gordon Pitts and Ezra Levant
    Hosted by Richard Cleroux


2:00 PM

  • THE BIG IDEA:CANADIAN DEMOCRACY 101
    With Gary Levy, Adam Dodek and Bill Cross
    Hosted by Richard Cleroux


4:00 PM

  • THE BIG IDEA: CAN FREEDOM OF SPEECH VIOLATE HUMAN RIGHTS?
    With Ezra Levant
    Hosted by Alison Buchanan


5:30 PM

 

 

  • DINNER
    Provided by A Culinary Conspiracy

6:00 PM

  • DUSTY OWL PRESENTS: URBAN FIRST NATIONS POETRY
    With Mosha Folger, Dorothee Komangapik, Lisa Abel, and Rob Friday


8:00 PM

  • POETRY CABARET #1
    With Jeanette Lynes, Marcus McCann and Molly Peacock



Sunday, April 26

NOON

  • THE BIG IDEA: GETTING IT RIGHT: HOW CONSERVATIVE ARE CANADIANS?
    With Bob Plamondon and Garth Turner
    Hosted by The Hill Times's Harris MacLeod


2:00 PM

  • NEW SCIENCE SERIES: HOW MATHEMATICS ORDERS OUR LIVES
    With Jason I. Brown
    Hosted by Stephen Brockwell


4:00 PM

  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE BIBLE!
    With Jonathan Goldstein



5:30 PM

  • DINNER
    Provided by A Culinary Conspiracy



6:00 PM

  • THE WRITING LIFE #1: COURAGE
    With Elizabeth Kelly, Giles Blunt and Meir Shalev


8:00 PM

  • THE BIG IDEA: SPOTLIGHT ON SUDAN
    With James Maskalyk and Peter Pigott
    Hosted by Paul Dewar, M.P.



Monday, April 27

10:45 AM

 

 

  • THINK INK: LESLEY LIVINGSTON
    At Bridlewood Elementary School

10:50 AM

 

 

  • THINK INK: NATALE GHENT
    At Saint Mary's Elementary School

NOON

  • THE BIG IDEA: LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP: PIERRE ELLIOT TRUDEAU AND LESTER B. PEARSON
    With Andrew Cohen and Nino Ricci
    Hosted by Embassy's Jeff Davis


12:50 PM

 

 

  • THINK INK: LESLEY LIVINGSTON
    At W.O. Mitchell School

1:30 PM

 

 

  • THINK INK: RJ ANDERSON
    At Knoxdale Public School

5:30 PM

  • DINNER
    Provided by A Culinary Conspiracy



6:30 PM

  • EXTRAORDINARY CANADIANS
    With Margaret Macmillan, Nino Ricci, Adrienne Clarkson and MG Vassanji
    Hosted by John Ralston Saul
    Presented with Penguin Group Canada



8:30 PM

 

 

 

  • THE USES AND ABUSES OF HISTORY
    With Margaret MacMillan
    Hosted by Adrienne Clarkson



tuesday, april 28

9:00 AM

 

 

  • THINK INK: KATHY KACER
    At Bridlewood Elementary School

9:00 AM

 

 

  • THINK INK: NATALE GHENT
    At Briargreen Public School

9:50 AM

 

 

  • THINK INK: LESLEY LIVINGSTON
    At Sacred Heart Catholic High School

10:15 AM

 

 

  • THINK INK: RJ ANDERSON
    At Manor Park School

NOON

  • MASTERCLASS: BIOGRAPHIES AND AUTOBIOGRAPHIES: HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU'RE TELLING THE TRUTH?
    With Adrienne Clarkson
    Hosted by Denise Chong



12:45 PM

 

 

  • THINK INK: RJ ANDERSON
    At York Street Elementary School

1:00 PM

 

 

  • THINK INK: NATALE GHENT
    At Berrigan Elementary School

1:20 PM

 

 

  • THINK INK: KATHY KACER
    At Churchill Alternative School

5:30 PM

 

  • DINNER
    Provided by A Culinary Conspiracy


6:30 PM

 

  • THE BIG IDEA: THE JERUSALEM OLD CITY INITIATIVE: NEW OPTIONS FOR PEACE
    With Michael D. Bell
    Hosted by Neil Wilson


8:30 PM

 

  • POETRY CABARET #2: SPOTLIGHT ON TALONBOOKS
    With Garry Thomas Morse, rob mclennan, Adeena Karasick and bill bissett



WEdnesday, April 29

8:00 AM

 

 

  • THINK INK: NICHOLE MCGILL
    At South Carleton High School

9:30 AM

 

 

  • THINK INK: KATHY KACER
    At St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School

NOON

 

  • MASTERCLASS: FROM PAGE TO STAGE
    With Anton Piatigorsky
    Hosted by Paula Danckert
    Presented with Magnetic North


1:00 PM

 

 

  • THINK INK: NICHOLE MCGILL
    At Fisher Park School

5:30 PM

 

 

  • DINNER
    Provided by A Culinary Conspiracy



6:30 PM

 

  • POETRY CABARET #3
    With Carolyn Marie Souaid, Zoe Whittall and David O'Meara
    Hosted by Rob Winger


8:30 PM

 

  • THE BIG IDEA: OUR URBAN FUTURE
    With Alan Broadbent and Jeb Brugmann
    Hosted by Andrew Cohen



Thursday, april 30

10:00 AM

 

  • STEP INTO STORIES
    With Sheree Fitch



NOON

  • MASTERCLASS: WHY POETRY ANTIMATTERS: METAPHOR, ENTANGLEMENT AND PARTICLE POETICS
    With Jeramy Dodds and Matthew Tierney
    Hosted by David O'Meara

1:15 PM

 

 

  • STEP INTO STORIES
    At Ruth E. Dickinson Public Library

1:30 PM

 

 

  • THINK INK: KELLEY ARMSTRONG
    At Saint Patrick Catholic High School

3:00 PM

 

 

  • STEP INTO STORIES: SHEREE FITCH
    At the Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre

5:30 PM

 

  • DINNER
    Provided by A Culinary Conspiracy


6:30 PM

 

  • THE WRITING LIFE #2: THE ROOT OF INJUSTICE
    With Martha Baillie, Stuart Ross and Neil Bissoondath
    Hosted by Phil Jenkins

8:30 PM

 

 

  • BC SCENE: POETRY NIGHT
    Bill New, Lorna Crozier, Evelyn Lau and Robert Bringhurst
    Hosted by Alma Lee



friday, may 1

9:15 AM

 

 

  • STEP INTO STORIES: SHEREE FITCH
    At Bayshore Public School

10:00 AM

 

 

  • THINK INK: MEIR SHALEV
    At the Jewish Community Centre

    Public welcome

10:15 AM

 

 

  • THINK INK: KELLEY ARMSTRONG
    At Sir Winston Churchill School

10:35 AM

 

 

  • THINK INK: AJ LAKE
    At St. John the Apostle Catholic School

NOON

  • MASTERCLASS: THE MYTHIC IMAGINATION
    With Mike Carey
    Hosted by Sean Wilson

12:20 PM

 

 

  • STEP INTO STORIES: SHEREE FITCH
    At Huntley Centennial School

1:00 PM

 

 

  • THINK INK: KELLEY ARMSTRONG
    At Sawmill Creek School

1:00 PM

 

 

  • THINK INK: AJ LAKE
    At Saint Peter Catholic School

5:30 PM

 

  • DINNER
    Provided by A Culinary Conspiracy


6:30 PM

 

  • THE WRITING LIFE #3: SPOTLIGHT ON HAMISH HAMILTON CANADA
    With Reif Larsen, Colin McAdam and Kim Echlin
    Hosted by Carleton's Sara Jamieson

8:30 PM

 

 

  • THE OTTAWA CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY'S
    NEW MUSIC IN NEW PLACES: MUSINGS THROUGH SOUND ON THE NATURAL WORLD
    In partnership with the Canadian Music Centre
    Featuring Beverly Johnston, Robert Cram, Paul Marleyn, University of Ottawa music students, and more



saturday, may 2

NOON

  • THE BIG IDEA: UNDERSTANDING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
    With Joseph Heath
    Hosted by Carleton University's Nick Rowe

2:00 PM

 

  • ENTER MOURNING: DEATH, DEMENTIA AND COMING HOME
    One on One with Heather Menzies



4:00 PM

 

  • NEW SCIENCE SERIES: CYBURBIA: CONSCIOUSNESS, COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE
    With James Harkin
    Hosted by Carleton University's Marc Tyrrell


5:30 PM

 

 

  • DINNER
    Provided by A Culinary Conspiracy


6:00 PM

 

 

  • FANTASTIC FICTION
    With Mike Carey, Jo Walton and Kelley Armstrong
    Hosted by The Ottawa Citizen's Kate Hearfield


8:00 PM

 

 

  • GLOBAL ENCOUNTERS SERIES:
    ONE ON ONE WITH URSULA K. LE GUIN
    Hosted by Sean Wilson


 

 

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