1pm: National Capital Region Showcase

Knox, 227 Elgin St.
Angèle Bassolé Ouédraogo
Angèle Bassolé Ouédraogo
Angèle Bassolé Ouédraogo is a poet, a publisher and a university researcher who won the Trillium Prize. 
Guy Jean
Guy Jean
When you hear Guy Jean read, you will understand why he has been acclaimed for his contribution to Outaouais literature. 
Mark Frutkin
Mark Frutkin
Mark Frutkin's quiet glow of Hermit Thrush was shortlisted for the Ottawa Book Award in 2016. 
Sandra Ridley
Sandra Ridley
An intense reader who could still and silence any pins in the room. 

3pm: KaDo (New Time)

Pressed Cafe, 750 Gladstone
Marco Fraticelli
Marco Fraticelli
Celebrated widely in North America and Japan, Marco Fraticelli is a true master of the haiku form.  
Maxianne Berger
Maxianne Berger
A leader in haiku nationally, Maxianne Berger pushes constraints and constants. 

3pm: Arc

Knox, 227 Elgin St.
Jill Jorgenson
Jill Jorgenson
Jill Jorgenson finds voice for the tender and the bitter, the peace and the turmoil, the playful and the wise.  
Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
The incomparable Lisa Robertson’s feminist poetry is a deeply satisfying, sexy, workout for the mind. 
Phoebe Wang
Phoebe Wang
Phoebe Wang critically engages how we construct ourselves, among gender, diversity and other gaps. 
Robyn Sarah
Robyn Sarah
One of Canada's most loved English writers, Robyn Sarah, writes of the lyrical beauty of the daily. 

4:30pm: Student Showcase

Knox, 227 Elgin St.
Evan J. Hoskins
Evan J. Hoskins
Evan J. Hoskins likes the words non-sequitur disjunctive parataxis polysemous. He’d like to dent normalization. 
Frédérique Champagne
Frédérique Champagne
Frédérique Champagne's muse is among the epic battles fought under fleur-de-lys adorned flags. 
Lauren Stiers
Lauren Stiers
The sweeping diverse landscapes of Windsor-Essex Country inspires Lauren Stiers. 

7pm: Poet Laureate Inauguration plus Mark Doty

Knox, 227 Elgin St.
Mark Doty
Mark Doty
“To invent the poet to complete the century…I would create Mark Doty just as he is, a maker of big, risky, fearless poems.”-Philip Levine  
Poet Laureate/ Poète lauréat
Poet Laureate/ Poète lauréat
New Poets Laureate inducted.  

9pm: Sawdust

Knox, 227 Elgin St.
Louis Bertholom
Louis Bertholom
Louis Bertholom of France has a committed, powerful, lucid poetry, in tune with the world on the move. 
Steven Heighton
Steven Heighton
Are you part of the Heighton fan club? A live appearance to tide you over until next time.