rss-feed en Ottawa International Writers Festival 2006 120 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.

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 17:00:50 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Doug Saunders’ Maximum Canada Targets Canada's Emptiness
Photo Credit: Victoria Solan Daniel Bezalel Richardsen 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.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:32:05 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Fall 2017: Ottawa Media Hosts Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:48:44 -0700 writersfest Canadian Politics: Moving into the Next 150
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Human Rights from the Front Lines
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]]> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:10:23 -0700 writersfest Notes from the Newfoundland Literary Pub Crawl A pub crawl.   In the aftermath of our Canada 150 celebrations, what better way to keep the spirit alive than a pub crawl with friends? Daniel Bezalel Richardsen Tom McMillan's manifesto: discussing "Not My Party" and Conservative politics in Canada Tom McMillan didn’t have an easy trip to the Ottawa Writers Festival.

Fri, 05 May 2017 05:51:57 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
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,
Vimy: The Battle and the

]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 15:59:52 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen Unapologetically Muslim-Canadian: The Muslimahs who Fell to Earth

Saima S. Hussain. Ferrukh Faruqui. Munirah Maclean. Hanan Abdulmalik.

Wed, 03 May 2017 13:49:02 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
A Lifetime of Habit with Anita Desai I could scarce believe that Anita Desai, that enduring titan of letters, would be in Ottawa.

Wed, 03 May 2017 13:01:57 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
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".

Wed, 03 May 2017 09:48:50 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
"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.

Wed, 03 May 2017 08:17:36 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
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.

Mon, 01 May 2017 17:50:30 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
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.

Mon, 01 May 2017 17:47:52 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
“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

Mon, 01 May 2017 17:43:26 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
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.

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:59:14 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
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.

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:43:51 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
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.

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:02:24 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen