Main Stage Events

7pm: Writersfest showcase

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
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Dennis Lee
Dennis Lee
Lee’s collected poems, Heart Residence, will make your head spin. He's also one of Canada's most-loved children's authors. 
Jean-Marc Desgent
Jean-Marc Desgent
Jean-Marc Desgent is widely considered a major figure in contemporary francophone poetry. 
Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Renée Sarojini Saklikar's latest book is a B.C. bestseller: Listening to the Bees (Nightwood Editions, 2018). 
Ursula Andkjær Olsen
Ursula Andkjær Olsen
Major Danish poet Ursula Andkjær Olsen's poems push back against injustice in a fractal asymmetry. 

9pm: VerseFest Invitational Slam

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
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Anomaly
Anomaly
Anomaly is a Montreal musician, poet, and community organizer. 
Danielle  K.L. Grégoire
Danielle K.L. Grégoire
VERSeFest Hall of Fame Danielle K.L. Grégoire returns. 
Infinite Mind
Infinite Mind
Infinite Mind is an Ottawa-based spoken word poet. 
Manahil Bandukwala
Manahil Bandukwala
Manahil Bandukwala is the author of Paper Doll (Anstruther Press, 2019). 
Rhube Knox
Rhube Knox
Rhube Knox strives to leave her audience seen, trusted, and sometimes healed, but never broken.  
Sam Taskie
Sam Taskie
Writing led Sam Taskie towards a poetry community that he calls home. 
Satinka Schilling aka Poetiquette
Satinka Schilling aka Poetiquette
Spoken word artist Satinka is an actress and chef and will perform some delicious words.  
Shawn Katuwapitiya
Shawn Katuwapitiya
Shawn Katuwapitiya went to the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word with a poem called Gratitude. 
Shery Alexander Heinis
Shery Alexander Heinis
Shery Alexander Heinis’ poetry is imbued with eclectic imagery, colour, soul, power and warmth.  
Vanessa Rotondo a.k.a. V
Vanessa Rotondo a.k.a. V
Vanessa Rotondo merges science with art and words to facilitate expression. 

Other Happenings

Concrete is Porous Exhibit

Mar 26-31 • Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.