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The Ot­tawa In­ter­na­tional An­i­ma­tion Fes­ti­val (septem­ber 21 to

25) marks its 40th an­niver­sary with spe­cial screen­ings of past grand-prize win­ners, more Cana­dian fea­tures than ever, and plenty of cul­tural di­ver­sity. Get an­i­mated by en­tries from 23 coun­tries on six con­ti­nents. Mean­while, the 2016 fall edi­tion of the Ot­tawa

In­ter­na­tional Writ­ers Fes­ti­val (oc­to­ber 19 to 27) will in­clude Mar­garet At­wood, Jane Urquhart, Guy Gavriel Kay, M.G. Vas­sanji, Noah Rich­ler, Madeleine Thien and Char­lotte Gray’s new book, The Prom­ise of Canada — just in time for our na­tion’s 150th birth­day in 2017. writ­ers­fes­ti­val.org, an­i­ma­tion­fes­ti­val.ca

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