7pm: Opening Night

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
Amal El-Mohtar
Amal El-Mohtar
Amal El-Mohtar's poetry has won the Rhysling Award three times, and her short fiction has received the Locus Award. 
Gerald Hill
Gerald Hill
Two-time winner of the Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry, Gerald Hill’s latest collection is Hillsdale Book (NeWest Press). 
Gerður Kristný
Gerður Kristný
Gerður Kristný won the Icelandic Literature Awards in 2010 for her book of poetry Blóðhófnir (Bloodhoof). 
Sonia Lamontagne
Sonia Lamontagne
Sonia Lamontagne hails from Northern Ontario and her debut collection, À tire d’ailes, won the Trillium Prize for poetry in 2012. 

9pm: VERSeFest Showcase

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
Élise Turcotte
Élise Turcotte
Élise Turcotte has published many poetry collections, for which she has received several awards. 
Jane Munro
Jane Munro
Jane Munro’s sixth poetry book, Blue Sonoma (Brick Books), won the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize.  
Yusef Komunyakaa
Yusef Komunyakaa
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1994, Yusef Komunyakaa is the current Poet Laureate for the State of New York.