7pm: Festival Opening

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
Daphne Marlatt
Daphne Marlatt
Daphne Marlatt is a poet, dramatist, and novelist, and winner of the 2012 George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award. 
Mehdi Hamdad
Mehdi Hamdad
Mehdi Hamdad is a songwriter, musician, poet and actor who's been performing across Canada since 2007.  
Nicole Brossard
Nicole Brossard
Nicole Brossard est deux fois gagnante du Prix du Gouverneur général (1974, 1984) pour sa poésie. 
OpenSecret
OpenSecret
Ikenna Onyegbula a.k.a OpenSecret is a writer, arts educator and World Champion spoken word poet of Nigerian descent. 

9pm: VERSeFest Showcase

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
Amanda Earl
Amanda Earl
Amanda Earl is the author of Kiki, and was inducted into the VERSeOttawa Hall of Honour in 2014. 
Arleen Paré
Arleen Paré
Arleen Paré's Lake of Two Mountains won the 2014 Governor General's Award for poetry. 
El Jones
El Jones
Poet Laureate of Halifax, El Jones is a spoken word champion, activist and teacher who has performed all over Canada. 
Gillian Wigmore
Gillian Wigmore
Gillian Wigmore has written 3 poetry collections. Her book, soft geograhy, won the 2008 ReLit award.