10:30am: Poetry and Pyjamas

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
Kalli Dakos
Kalli Dakos
Kalli Dakos is the best-selling author of over 2,000 poems about elementary school life. 

1pm: Factory Lecture Series

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
Hoa Nguyen
Hoa Nguyen
Hoa Nguyen’s book Violet Energy Ingots was nominated for a 2017 Griffin Prize for poetry. 
Klara du Plessis
Klara du Plessis
Klara du Plessis' chapbook Wax Lyrical was shortlisted for the bpNichol and her debut collection is Ekke (Palimpsest). 

3pm: Sawdust Reading Series

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
Claire Kelly
Claire Kelly
Edmonton poet Claire Kelly's collection, Maunder, is available from Palimpsest Press. 
J.Roger Léveillé
J.Roger Léveillé
J.Roger Léveillé has authored some thirty books of fiction, poetry, essays and hybrid writing. 
Jean Van Loon
Jean Van Loon
Jean Van Loon's lyrical poetry as historical biography Building on River (Cormorant Books) will take you away. 
Louise Bernice Halfe
Louise Bernice Halfe
Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer served as Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate for two years. 

3pm: Transatlantic Showcase

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
Berta García Faet
Berta García Faet
Poetry writer in Spanish and Catalan, Berta García Faet is also a scholar, playwright, translator and fiction author 
Colette Bryce
Colette Bryce
Colette Bryce is an award-winning poet from Northern Ireland. 
Erin Mouré
Erin Mouré
Translator
Erin Mouré is dedicated to poetry and the translation of poetry and poetics. 
Gonzalo Hermo
Gonzalo Hermo
A foremost poet from Galicia (Spain), Gonzalo Hermo has published two collections of poetry in Spanish and Catalan. 
Peter Sirr
Peter Sirr
Major Dublin poet Peter Sirr's fluent, lyrical poems in Sway have an affinity with the medieval troubadours he translates. 

4:30pm: The Magic and Usefulness of Poetry: a panel on the craft and social good of poetry writing

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
Brandon Wint
Brandon Wint
Brandon Wint's second album of spoken word poetry, Infinite Mercies, was released in February 2018. 
Jamaal Jackson Rogers
Jamaal Jackson Rogers
Jamaal Jackson Rogers is a nationally recognized artist, entrepreneur and arts educator, and Ottawa's English Poet Laureate. 
Natalie Wee
Natalie Wee
Natalie Wee has been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and two Pushcart Prizes. 
Sneha Madhavan-Reese
Sneha Madhavan-Reese
Sneha Madhavan-Reese is the winner of the 2015 Diana Brebner Prize. Her debut collection is Observing the Moon

9pm: Ottawa International Writersfest

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
Gary Barwin
Gary Barwin
Award-winning poet Gary Barwin's most recent poetry collection is No TV for Woodpeckers (Buckrider Books) 
Sjón
Sjón
Celebrated Icelandic poet, novelist and lyricist Sjón has been translated into 30 languages. 
Steve McCaffery
Steve McCaffery
Steve McCaffery, of sound poetry ensemble Four Horsemen, has published Dark Ladies, Shakespeare erasures (Chax Pr, 2016).