Fall 2017: Ottawa Media Hosts

We are lucky to have fostered strong relationships with some of Ottawa's best journalists, past and present. They love to read, ask questions that get to the heart of the matter and inspire the conversation. Here's a look who is hosting this fall.


Adrian Harewood

Host of CBC News at 6 here in Ottawa, Adrian Harewood has a keen sense for politics, from the local level to international relations, and this fall he is hosting three writers whose books take on the big questions: Canadian immigration policy, the role of journalists abroad and our complicated history with Indigenous peoples.

October 22: Why 35 Million Canadians Are Not Enough with Doug Saunders

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October 22: A Reporter's Journey Into the Lives of Others with Carol Off

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October 24: Reimagining Canada with John Ralston Saul

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Alan Neal

Anyone who listens to  CBC All in a Day  will know that Alan Neal is a music and book lover, which is why we are thrilled he is hosting two Canadian musicians with new memoirs.

October 6: Measha Brueggergosman

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October 19: Alan Doyle

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Peter Robb

Peter Robb has been a friend and supporter of our festival since our earliest days. Previously an editor at The Ottawa Citizen, Peter recently helped co-found Artsfile - an online news source covering the arts in Ottawa. He's been writing book reviews about our festival authors for years and we look forward to having him host a panel of award winning writers.

Past Imperfect with Frances Itani, Ed O'Loughlin and Linda Spalding

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