rss-feed http://www.writersfestival.org/ en Ottawa International Writers Festival 2006 120 Just between us with Terry Fallis, Eliza Robertson, and Michael Redhill http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/just-between-us-with-terry-fallis-eliza-robertson-and-michael-redhill In her opening lines, the host of Monday evening's closing event, Carleton University's Susan Birkwood interpreted the title "Just between us" as suggestive of intimacy, confidentiality, and exclusivity.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2017 17:00:50 -0700 http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/just-between-us-with-terry-fallis-eliza-robertson-and-michael-redhill Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Doug Saunders’ Maximum Canada Targets Canada's Emptiness http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/doug-saunders-maximum-canada-targets-canadas-emptiness
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http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/doug-saunders-maximum-canada-targets-canadas-emptiness Daniel Bezalel Richardsen Better Is Always Possible http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/better-is-always-possible Payam Akhavan, the accomplished Iranian-born law professor and practitioner of international criminal justice, is perhaps an unlikely candidate to guide the Canadian public in transcending apathy and materialism towards a more emphatic existence.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:32:05 -0700 http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/better-is-always-possible Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Fall 2017: Ottawa Media Hosts http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/fall-2017-ottawa-media-hosts Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:48:44 -0700 http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/fall-2017-ottawa-media-hosts writersfest Canadian Politics: Moving into the Next 150 http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/canadian-politics-moving-into-the-next-150
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Fri, 05 May 2017 05:51:57 -0700 http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/tom-mcmillans-manifesto-discussing-not-my-party-and-conservative-politics-in-canada Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Launching and Book and a Battle: The Story of Vimy in the Canadian Imagination http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/launching-and-book-and-a-battle-the-story-of-vimy-in-the-canadian-imagination “It’s easy to go to war,” Tim Cook told a full house at the launch of his new book,
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Saima S. Hussain. Ferrukh Faruqui. Munirah Maclean. Hanan Abdulmalik.

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Wed, 03 May 2017 13:49:02 -0700 http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/unapologetically-muslim-canadian-the-muslimahs-who-fell-to-earth Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
A Lifetime of Habit with Anita Desai http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/a-lifetime-of-habit-with-anita-desai I could scarce believe that Anita Desai, that enduring titan of letters, would be in Ottawa.

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Wed, 03 May 2017 13:01:57 -0700 http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/a-lifetime-of-habit-with-anita-desai Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Water & Colour: an evening with Elise Levine, Lori McNulty and Karen Connelly http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/water-colour-an-evening-with-elise-levine-lori-mcnulty-and-karen-connelly “Do you think there's any truth to the idea that a writer tends to revisit the same question again and again in all their stories?” host Rhonda Douglas asked the featured authors on Monday night's fiction panel, "What You Want".

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Wed, 03 May 2017 09:48:50 -0700 http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/water-colour-an-evening-with-elise-levine-lori-mcnulty-and-karen-connelly Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
"Written in the Body" by Jan Andrews: a poetically soothing exploration of gender http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/written-in-the-body-by-jan-andrews-a-poetically-soothing-exploration-of-gender Jan Andrews’s performance on Saturday was divided into two parts, the first being a short story, “Seal Skin”, from Sarah Maitland’s collection Angel Maker, and the second part being largely autobiographical.

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Wed, 03 May 2017 08:17:36 -0700 http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/written-in-the-body-by-jan-andrews-a-poetically-soothing-exploration-of-gender Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
The Science of Why with Jay Ingram http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/the-science-of-why-with-jay-ingram This was my first time at the Writers Festival and one of the most striking features was the audience, keenly waiting for Jay Ingram. As I was speaking to a fellow member we discussed that there were people of all ages present.

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Mon, 01 May 2017 17:50:30 -0700 http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/the-science-of-why-with-jay-ingram Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself - In Discussion With Sean Carroll http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/the-big-picture-on-the-origins-of-life-meaning-and-the-universe-itself-in-discussion-with-sean-carroll “Everybody dies. Life is not a substance, like water or rock; it’s a process, like fire or a wave crashing on the shore.

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Mon, 01 May 2017 17:47:52 -0700 http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/the-big-picture-on-the-origins-of-life-meaning-and-the-universe-itself-in-discussion-with-sean-carroll Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
“What is a Poem for? What is it to You?”: A Plan 99 Poetry Showcase http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/what-is-a-poem-for-what-is-it-to-you-a-plan-99-poetry-showcase Plan 99 co-founder David O’Meara introduced the festival’s poetry showcase at The Manx Pub with a tongue-in-cheek warning about the potential raucous ahead: situated below and between several sports bars — and on a playoff game night, no less —   the readings  might very

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Mon, 01 May 2017 17:43:26 -0700 http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/what-is-a-poem-for-what-is-it-to-you-a-plan-99-poetry-showcase Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Diverse Prisms: Bridging the Diaspora Divide with Stephen Orlov and Samah Sabawi http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/diverse-prisms-bridging-the-diaspora-divide-with-stephen-orlov-and-samah-sabawi It was a happy and social crowd that convened at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday afternoon.  It was not an atmosphere one might expect at a reading concerned with the conflict in Israeli-occupied Palestine, but negativity was not going to be the theme in that room.

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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:59:14 -0700 http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/diverse-prisms-bridging-the-diaspora-divide-with-stephen-orlov-and-samah-sabawi Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
150 Years of Storytelling with Douglas Gibson http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/150-years-of-storytelling-with-douglas-gibson In the aftermath of Pierre Laporte's murder during the 1972 October Crisis, a CBC producer had the inspired idea to invite author W.O. Mitchell to address the nation on television.

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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:43:51 -0700 http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/150-years-of-storytelling-with-douglas-gibson Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
The Bond Between Us : Claire Cameron and Barbara Gowdy in conversation http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/the-bond-between-us-claire-cameron-and-barbara-gowdy-in-conversation Claire Cameron and Barbara Gowdy inspired knowing smiles, laughter, and a spirit of contemplation in their captivated audience on the festival’s second evening, celebrating women in writing.

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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:02:24 -0700 http://www.writersfestival.org/blog/the-bond-between-us-claire-cameron-and-barbara-gowdy-in-conversation Daniel Bezalel Richardsen