1:30pm: National Capital Region Showcase

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson
New Addition
Chris Johnson works as the Managing Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine
Christine McNair
Christine McNair
Ottawa poet Christine McNair's second poetry collection Charm came out from BookThug. 
Henry Beissel
Henry Beissel
Henry Beissel celebrates the agonies and ecstasies of Canada in Cantos North (Guernica), one of 22 collections of poetry.  
Madeleine Stratford
Madeleine Stratford
Prolific poet and translator based in Gatineau, Quebec, Madeleine Stratford was short-listed for a 2017 Kirkus Prize. 

3pm: American Interests

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
Didi Jackson
Didi Jackson
Didi Jackson‘s debut collection of poems, Killing Jar, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2020. 
Jasmine Dreame Wagner
Jasmine Dreame Wagner
Jasmine Dreame Wagner is an American writer, artist, and musician, and author of On a Clear Day (Ahsahta Press). 
Major Jackson
Major Jackson
With his deeply-refined musicality, Major Jackson is a rich and complex American poet. Roll Deep is his latest. 
Robyn Schiff
Robyn Schiff
Robyn Schiff's A Woman of Property was named a best book of the year by The New Yorker and the Chicago Tribune.  

4:30pm: KaDo: Haiku pop-up

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
Hans Jongman
Hans Jongman
Widely respected and widely published, Hans Jongman's haiku have humour and pathos. His latest comes from Catkin Press. 
Luce Pelletier
Luce Pelletier
A finalist for Prix Littéraires Radio-Canada Luce Pelletier's newest book is Papier rose pink paper (Catlkin). 

7pm: Hall of Honour Reading

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
2018 Hall of Honour Inductees
2018 Hall of Honour Inductees
Individuals who strengthen and enrich the poetry community in Ottawa. 
Georgette LeBlanc
Georgette LeBlanc
Georgette LeBlanc is Canada's newest Parliamentary Poet Laureate. 

9pm: Closing Night

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
Lady Vanessa Cardona
Lady Vanessa Cardona
Lady Vanessa Cardona is the 2018 Edmonton Individual Slam Champion. 
Miles Hodges
Miles Hodges
New York-based performance poet Miles Hodges was named one of The Root’s 100 Young Futurists.