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Writers Festival celebrates 25th edition with a spring love affair with words

11:21 am in Festival News, News Release


(Ottawa, April 3, 2012)–From April 26 to April 30, 2012 the National Capital will be home to over forty of the world\’s most respected writers and thinkers in a celebration of fiction, poetry, memoir, music, slam poetry, spoken word, great food and erotica.

“I am especially excited about our musical language component this Spring,” says Artistic Director Sean Wilson. “We\’ve got the world-premiere of Mike Dubue\’s \’Memories of Fact and Fiction\’ and he\’s collaborating with Ian Keteku, Socalled, Octavie Dostaler and Lynn Miles. You can\’t beat that! And the icing on the cake is Alan Neal\’s \’All in A Day Songwriting Circle\’ for our closing night special. Alan is keeping a lid on the line-up until April 12 but we\’re in for another blockbuster.”

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The Ottawa International Writers Festival Presents …

3:15 pm in Industry News

Amen: What Prayer Can Mean In A World Beyond Belief with Gretta Vosper
Sunday, April 15th, 2012
7:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Ave at Bank Street

Join Gretta Vosper, founder of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity, bestselling author of With or Without God and pastor of West Hill United Church in Toronto, for a compelling look at the place of prayer in the modern world.

New Perspectives on the Middle East
Hosted by The Ottawa Citizen\’s Kate Heartfield
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
3:00pm • Mayfair Theare • 1074 Bank St.

Join us for an afternoon of events featuring two of the Middle East’s most acclaimed writers whose works offer unique perspectives on the people, culture and politics of the Middle East.
• 3:00 PM Arab Labor with Sayed Kashua
• 4:30 PM Cairo with Ahdaf Soueif

Read more: The Ottawa International Writers Festival Presents