1pm: Factory Reading Series

Knox, 227 Elgin St.
Faizal Deen
Faizal Deen
Ottawa-native, queer and Muslim, Faizal Deen's voice can carry a crowd anywhere. 
Marilyn Irwin
Marilyn Irwin
Quiet and fierce, Irwin is an upcoming star, and recent finalist for the bpNicol Award. 

3pm: Translation Panel

Knox, 227 Elgin St.
Chus Pato
Chus Pato
Galician Poet Chus Pato pushes languages and they push back into a new space. 
Erín Moure
Erín Moure
Erín Moure is a performer of language and play and one of the foremost avant-garde Canadian writers. 
Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
The incomparable Lisa Robertson’s feminist poetry is a deeply satisfying, sexy, workout for the mind. 
Patrick Friesen
Patrick Friesen
Poet, playwright, and translator Patrick Friesen won the Manitoba Book of the Year Award. 
Ulrikka S. Gernes
Ulrikka S. Gernes
Celebrated Danish poet Ulrikka Gernes’ Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments leaps landscapes with a dreamlike agility. 

4:30pm: Fire and Ice

Knox, 227 Elgin St.
Barâa Arar
Barâa Arar
Barâa Arar loves stories. She believes everyone has a narrative and we should all lend our ears to hear it.  
Beth Anne Ellipsis
Beth Anne Ellipsis
Beth Anne brings a spotlight to coming into one’s own essence and role in community. 
LouNat
LouNat
Humorous and socially committed, LouNat's style seeks both to move audiences and raise their awareness. 
Truth Is
Truth Is
I am a poet because I do not know how not to be one, Truth Is. 

7pm: Railroad

Knox, 227 Elgin St.
Alan Gillis
Alan Gillis
Irish poet Alan Gillis wields humour and clever word-play with deadly precision that is as illuminating as it is irreverent. 
Jordan Abel
Jordan Abel
Nisga'a writer Jordan Abel reconstructs First Nation history & myth with great impact, serving to destabilize Western narratives. 
Leanne O’Sullivan
Leanne O’Sullivan
Of Irish lyric tradition, rich in assonance, Leanne makes slow- burning poems  that reward with successive readings. 

9pm: OiWF Showcase

Knox, 227 Elgin St.
Chus Pato
Chus Pato
Galician Poet Chus Pato pushes languages and they push back into a new space. 
Erín Moure
Erín Moure
Erín Moure is a performer of language and play and one of the foremost avant-garde Canadian writers. 
Patrick Friesen
Patrick Friesen
Poet, playwright, and translator Patrick Friesen won the Manitoba Book of the Year Award. 
Ulrikka S. Gernes
Ulrikka S. Gernes
Celebrated Danish poet Ulrikka Gernes’ Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments leaps landscapes with a dreamlike agility.