Ot­tawa In­ter­na­tional Writ­ers Fes­ti­val

Where Ottawa - - WHERE / WHAT / WHEN - Oct. 25-30 Var­i­ous venues, writ­ers­fes­ti­val.org

Hun­dreds of writ­ers from Canada and abroad have made their way to Ot­tawa to wit­ness or par­take in this stal­wart lit­er­ary event, one of the big­gest in the coun­try. This year’s Ot­tawa In­ter­na­tional Writ­ers Fes­ti­val fea­tures a wealth of au­thor events that cover all gen­res, from his­tor­i­cal drama to ju­ve­nile fic­tion, with au­thors like former Gover­nor Gen­eral David

John­ston, On­tar­ian nov­el­ist Iain

Reid, Métis poet Kather­ena

Ver­mette, mil­i­tary his­to­rian Tim Cook, and Anishi­naabe jour­nal­ist and writer Waubgeshig Rice, among many more. There’s even a lit­er­ary lun­cheon at e18h­teen Restau­rant (Oct. 25) with Scot­tish crime au­thor Ian Rankin.

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