FALL edition: October 21-27, 2009

Image: United, from the Festival Gallery: The Art of Healing by Tom Hogan


Wednesday, October 21

6:30 PM

 

 

  • THE BIG IDEA: THE END OF LITERACY AND THE
    TRIUMPH OF SPECTACLE
    With Chris Hedges
    Hosted by Stephen Brockwell


    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    We open with Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges, who sees the dramatic and disturbing rise of a post-literate society that craves fantasy, ecstasy and illusion.

8:30 PM

 

 

  • BYWORDS' JOHN NEWLOVE AWARDS
    Featuring Rob Friday with music by Call Me Katie
    Hosted by Amanda Earl (A free event)

8:35 PM

 

 

  • NEW SCIENCE SERIES: HOW DO WE KNOW
    WHAT WE KNOW?
    With David Cayley and Colin Ellard


    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    David Cayley
    from CBC's Ideas examines how science has directed human thought and shaped human society. Experimental psychologist Colin Ellard reveals how deeply our unique relationship with space defines what it means to be human.

10:30 PM

 

 

  • LATE NIGHT AT THE FESTIVAL
    Featuring music by Call Me Katie (A free event)

thursday, October 22

NOON

 

 

  • THE BIG IDEA: THE IMPORTANCE OF READING IN A CULTURE OF DISTRACTION
    With Daniel Coleman
    Hosted by Neil Wilson


    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Reading is a deeply personal activity: paradoxically, it is also social and outward-looking. Daniel Coleman reminds us to reconnect with something deeper.

2:00 PM

 

 

  • MASTERCLASS: THE POETRY OF COLLISION
    With Sina Queyras
    Hosted by Rob Winger

    Tickets: $10 / $5 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Join Sina Queyras for a Masterclass session on tradition and innovation in poetry.


6:30 PM

 

 

  • POETRY CABARET #1:
    Sina Queyras, Colin Morton, Christian Bök
    and Paul Durcan
    Hosted by Rob Winger

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Sina Queyras
    "goes into free orbit," Colin Morton's "attack changes with every new piece," Christian Bök "commands the ear to listen and follow closely," and Dublin's Paul Durcan offers "a profound passion and zest for the everyday business of living."

8:30 PM

 

 

  • WRITING LIFE #1: FORGIVING WITHOUT FORGETTING
    John Bemrose, Glenn Patterson and Linden MacIntyre


    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    The Globe and Mail says John Bemrose "offers us nothing less than a template for embracing the core of life's meaning." Anne Enright calls Belfast's Glenn Patterson "utterly contemporary, clear-eyed and compassionate." The Ottawa Citizen hails Linden MacIntyre's new novel as a "powerful novel about priestly sexual abuse."

10:30 PM

 

 

  • LATE NIGHT AT THE FESTIVAL
    Featuring sound poetry by Christian Bök
    and music by John Lavery (A free event)

friday, October 23

NOON

 

 

  • THE BIG IDEA: THE DEATH OF GLOBALIZATION
    With Gordon Laird


    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Gordon Laird
    investigates the true cost of our bargain economy - and the end of consumerism as we know it.


2:00 PM

 

 

  • MASTERCLASS: VISUAL NARRATIVE:
    WRITING FOR GRAPHIC NOVELS
    With Mariko Tamaki and David Small

    Tickets: $10 / $5 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students


6:30 PM

 

 

  • THE BIG IDEA: CYCLING AND THE LIVABLE CITY
    Featuring David Byrne with Jeb Brugmann


    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    David Byrne, the renowned musician, visual artist and author, leads a discussion on urban living and alternative transportation, featuring Marie Lemay from the National Capital Commission, author and urban theorist Jeb Brugmann, and Roger Plamondon from Montreal's innovative bike sharing system BIXI.


8:30 PM

 

 

  • CAPITAL XTRA'S TRANSGRESS
    With Mariko Tamaki, Derek McCormack
    and Michael V. Smith
    Hosted by Kalyani

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Take a walk on the wild side and leave your inhibitions at home! An R-rated evening of explicit writing with Mariko Tamaki, Derek McCormack and Michael V. Smith.

8:35 PM

 

 

  • NEW SCIENCE SERIES: HOW CHILDREN EXPERIENCE
    THE WORLD
    With Alison Gopnik
    Hosted by Christina Dickson

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    How do babies think? How much do our experiences as children shape our adult lives? Psychologist and bestselling author Alison Gopnik shares the latest research.


10:30 PM

 

 

  • LATE NIGHT AT THE FESTIVAL
    Featuring music by Glenn Nuotio (A free event)


Saturday, October 24

NOON

 

 

  • THE BIG IDEA: THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN BURMA
    With Karen Connelly and Zoya Phan
    Hosted by Kate Heartfield

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Intimate and personal perspectives on Burma - one of the most beautiful and most repressed nations on earth.
    Featuring Canadian Karen Connelly and Karen freedom-fighter Zoya Phan.




2:00 PM

 

 

  • THE BIG IDEA: RAISING CHILDREN WHO CARE
    AND CONTRIBUTE
    With Craig Kielburger
    Hosted by Adrian Harewood

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Drawing on the success on the global Me to We movement, Craig Kielburger, founder of Free the Children, offers tips on encouraging children to become global citizens and ultimately change the world.

4:00 PM

 

 

  • THE WRITING LIFE #2: SPOTLIGHT ON NEW ISLAMIC FICTION
    With Qaisra Shahraz, Laleh Khadivi and Boualem Sansal

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Join us for an afternoon of exciting new fiction from the Islamic diaspora featuring acclaimed voices from around the world. With Qaisra Shahraz (Pakistan/UK) Laleh Khadivi (Iran/USA) and Boualem Sansal (Algeria.)

4:05 PM

 

 

  • GIRLS AND BOYS, MEN AND WOMEN:
    UNDERSTANDING GENDER
    With Lise Eliot and Susan Pinker

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    A comprehensive overview of the latest research and thinking on gender differences from prenatal development to the workplace with neuroscientist Lise Eliot and psychologist Susan Pinker.

6:30 PM

 

 

  • THE ART OF TRUE STORIES: A ROUNDTABLE
    ON MEMOIR
    With David Small, Jane Christmas and Catherine Gildiner
    Hosted by Sarah Dearing

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Explore the art of true stories with three gifted authors whose memoirs have garnered international acclaim. Featuring David Small, Jane Christmas, and Catherine Gildiner.

6:35 PM

 

 

  • NEW SCIENCE SERIES: THE MATHEMATICS OF CREATIVITY
    With Christian Bok and Apostolos Doxiadis
    Hosted by Stephen Brockwell

    Please note: this event has been cancelled.

8:30 PM

 

 

  • THE WRITING LIFE #3: THE PAST IS PRESENT
    With Don Gillmor, Elina Hirvonen, and Michael Blouin

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Don Gillmor
    's Kanata takes readers on a multi-generational journey across a continent while When I Forgot by Finland's Elina Hirvonen and Michael Blouin's Chase and Haven both explore the relationship between siblings and the memories that shape their lives.

10:30 PM

 

 

  • LATE NIGHT AT THE FESTIVAL
    Plan 99 10th Anniversary Party with Ray Robertson, Struan Sinclair and Kate Hall (A free event)



Sunday, October 25

NOON

 

 

  • BREAKING THE SILENCE: VETERANS' UNTOLD STORIES
    FROM THE GREAT WAR TO AFGHANISTAN
    With Ted Barris

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

2:00 PM

 

 

2:05 PM

 

 

  • THE BEDSIDE BOOK OF BEASTS
    With Graeme Gibson
    Hosted by Charlotte Gray

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Graeme Gibson
    gathers from all eras and cultures works of art and literature that capture the power, grace, and inventiveness of both predators and natural prey.

4:00 PM

 

 

  • THE EXILE BOOK OF CANADIAN DOG STORIES
    With Janice Kulyk Keefer, Barry Callaghan,
    Kenneth J. Harvey and Katherine Govier

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    An afternoon with Canada's finest writers and their stories about man's best friend. Featuring Kenneth J. Harvey, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Barry Callaghan and Katherine Govier.

4:05 PM

 

 

  • SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
    With Foster Dickson
    Hosted by Adrian Harewood

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Join Alabama's Foster Dickson, poet, biographer and award-winning teacher for a conversation of his work and life in the South.

6:30 PM

 

 

  • DEAD ALIVE: 13th EDITION
    With Murray Wilson

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Forty-three years before his Governor General’s award for poetry, Ralph Gustafson would spend three years at Oxford. A study of his journals written from this period, 1930 – 1933, provides essential insights into this poet’s development, and with his own work and three anthologies that he edited of Canadian literary artists (1942, 1944, 1958), his contribution to Canadian letters is unequivocal.

    Join Murray Wilson in celebration of Ralph Gustafson's Centennial.

6:35 PM

 

 

  • GLOBAL ENCOUNTERS:
    One on One With IAN RANKIN
    Hosted by Lucy van Oldenbarneveld

    Tickets: $20 / $15 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    We welcome back the UK's number 1 bestselling crime author, Ian Rankin. Scotland's four-time Dagger Award winner is the author of three recent books: The Complaints, Doors Open and the graphic novel, Dark Entries.

8:30 PM

 

 

8:35 PM

 

 

  • DRACULA: THE UN-DEAD
    With Dacre Stoker
    Hosted by Sean Moreland

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    From Twilight to True Blood, vampires are on the move. Return to the source with Dracula: The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker, Bram Stoker's great-grandnephew, which picks up the story 25 years after the close of the original classic.

10:30 PM

 

 

  • RELIT AWARDS CELEBRATION
    Hosted by Kenneth J. Harvey

    Celebrate the country’s literary talent with Maurice Mierau, Poetry winner for Fear Not, Lisa Foad, Short Fiction winner for The Night is a Mouth and Michael Blouin, Novel winner for Chase and Haven. Official ceremony includes free books and other fun! (A free event)



monday, October 26

NOON

 

 

  • THE BIG IDEA: DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS
    With Elizabeth May and John Ibbitson
    Hosted by Alison Buchanan

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    How democratic is our democracy? In Losing Confidence, Canada's Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, shares her perspective on the problems and the solutions. In Open and Shut, Washington correspondent John Ibbitson compares our system with that of the United States, asking why they have Obama and we have Harper.

2:00 PM

 

 

  • MASTERCLASS: THE VOICE OF HISTORY
    With Annabel Lyon and Grant Buday
    Hosted by Janne Cleveland

    Tickets: $10 / $5 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Annabel Lyon
    and Grant Buday on writing historical fiction.

6:30 PM

 

 

  • POETRY CABARET #2
    John Barton, Barbara Myers, Maurice Mierau and Karen Solie

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    John Barton
    "shows us how to look lovingly at both the squalor and the garden paths beneath our feet." Barbara Myers explores the mysteries of change, evanescence and renewal. Maurice Mierau offers "rare and necessary poetry for our time." Karen Solie "delves deeper into the social and geological bedrock of our civilization."

6:35 PM

 

 

  • CRIMINAL MINDS
    With William Deverell, Robert Rotenberg
    and Michael Connelly
    Hosted by David Dollin

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Spend an evening with three of North America's most acclaimed and popular crime writers. Get a taste of William Deverell's Snow Job, Robert Rotenberg's Old City Hall and Michael Connelly's 9 Dragons.


8:30 PM

 

 

  • THE WRITING LIFE #4: CONTEXT AND CHARACTER
    Michael Turner, Annabel Lyon and Michael Crummey
    Hosted by Phil Jenkins

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    The Georgia Straight says Michael Turner, author of 8X10, "is simply one of the best writers in this country." Marina Endicott calls Annabel Lyon's The Golden Mean "an oracular vision of the past made present." The Globe declares that Galore by Michael Crummey is "flawless ... so complete that it takes on a life of its own."

10:30 PM

 

 

  • LATE NIGHT AT THE FESTIVAL
    In/Words Open Mic

    In/Words brings its spontaneous, impetuous & irrational open mic to Ottawa's International Writers festival. We offer a completely open set, a cash bar and a roster of Ottawa's hottest, youngest poets to hear & read with. Various chapbooks and the newest issue (In/Words 9.1) will be available for distribution (for free). Complete sets of In/Words chapbook series 8 available at the books store for sale. (A free event)

tuesday, October 27

10:00 AM

 

 

  • STEP INTO STORIES PRESENTS:
    WHAT MY GRANDMA MEANS TO SAY (THE BLUE SHAWL)
    by JC Sulzenko

    A one-act play and discussion for children in whose families someone is living with Alzheimer's Disease.

    A free event.

NOON

 

 

2:00 PM

 

 

6:30 PM

 

 

  • GLOBAL ENCOUNTERS:
    One on One with SARAH WATERS
    Hosted by Sandra Abma

    Tickets: $20 / $15 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    Join Sarah Waters for a conversation on her latest Booker-nominated novel, The Little Stranger, a nuanced evocation of 1940s England and a chill-inducing novel of psychological suspense.

8:30 PM

 

 

  • EXTRAORDINARY CANADIANS
    Daniel Poliquin, Jane Urquhart and Mark Kingwell
    Hosted by John Ralston Saul

    Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior
    Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students

    John Ralston Saul
    leads the discussion with Daniel Poliquin on Réné Lévesque, Jane Urquhart on Lucy Maud Montgomery and Mark Kingwell on Glenn Gould.

10:30 PM

 

 

  • LATE NIGHT AT THE FESTIVAL
    Featuring music by Sadie Hell (A free event)

 

 

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