Main Stage Events

1pm: Short-forms Showcase

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
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Cameron Anstee
Cameron Anstee
A poet of few words, Cameron Anstee chooses good ones. 
Claudia Coutu Radmore
Claudia Coutu Radmore
The diverse poetry of Claudia Coutu Radmore has won several national contests. 
Lenard Moore
Lenard Moore
Haiku master Lenard Moore is a writer, musician, editor, and professor. The Geography of Jazz celebrates musicians. 
Mike Montreuil
Mike Montreuil
A prevailing voice in tanka, haiku, senryu, tanka and haibun in English and French Canada. 

3pm: In/Words & Blue Mondays

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
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Celena Bedford
Celena Bedford
Celena Bedford writes poetry with themes of feminism and relationships. 
Chloé LaDuchesse
Chloé LaDuchesse
Chloé LaDuchesse is the fifth poet laureate of the city of Greater Sudbury. 
Clara Lagacé
Clara Lagacé
Clara Lagacé’s first poetry collection En cale sèche (David, 2017) won the Prix Jacques-Poirier at the Salon du livre de l'Outaouais. 
Ren Iwamoto
Ren Iwamoto
Ren Iwamoto is a humble goblin trying to find meaning amongst the chaos. 
Tess Liem
Tess Liem
Tess Liem contends with the difficult practice of obituaries in her debut collection Obits

4pm: French Slam

Le Troquet, 41, rue Laval, Gatineau
Free Event
Annie St-Jean
Annie St-Jean
Annie St-Jean is the editor of Slam Outaouais : 10 ans de parole (Renaud-Bray, 2018) 
Daniel Groleau Landry
Daniel Groleau Landry
Daniel Groleau Landry was awarded the Trillium Book Award for French Poetry and his latest is Fragments de ciel  
Fanny Lachambre
Fanny Lachambre
A committed humanist, Fanny Lachambre uses words and photographs to communicate her vision of life and all that moves and changes her. 
José Claer
José Claer
Novelist, short story writer, cultural journalist and slam artist José Claer is, in all genres, first and foremost a poet.  
Le R premier
Le R premier
Le Scap
Le Scap
Le Scap is a Canadian battle rapper from Gatineau, Quebec. 

4:30pm: Jazz Interlude

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street
Free Event
Alrick Huebener
Alrick Huebener
Ottawa musician Alrick Huebener currently plays bass in the acoustic band Hurry Up and Wait. 
Lenard Moore
Lenard Moore
Haiku master Lenard Moore is a writer, musician, editor, and professor. The Geography of Jazz celebrates musicians. 

7pm: Closing Event

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street
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Émilie Turmel
Émilie Turmel
In Casse-Gueules Émilie Turmel explores the internalized violence of women's bodies and pays tribute to their resilience. 
Melissa Ouimet
Melissa Ouimet
A songwriter and composer, Franco-Ontarian rocker Melissa Ouimet is also a poet. 
Richard Harrison
Richard Harrison
In Richard Harrison’s Governor General’s Award-winning poetry, elegy and love poem become one. 

Other Happenings

Concrete is Porous Exhibit

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