Main Stage Events

1pm: Factory Lecture Series

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street
In English
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J.R. Carpenter
J.R. Carpenter
J.R. Carpenter is a multimedia poet based in the U.K. 
Shazia Hafiz Ramji
Shazia Hafiz Ramji
Shazia Hafiz Ramji swept up the prizes with her Port of Being (Invisible). 

3pm: Collaborations

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street
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Catherine Lalonde
Catherine Lalonde
Originally trained in contemporary dance, Catherine Lalonde is a poet and journalist. 
Maude Pilon
Maude Pilon
Maude Pilon's projects involve generous doses of collaboration and performance.  
Oana Avasilichioaei 
Oana Avasilichioaei 
Performer, translator and poet Oana Avasilichioaei writes of surveillance and resistance in Eight Track (Talon). 
Rhonda Mullins
Rhonda Mullins
Rhonda Mullins won a Governor General's Literary Award for French-to-English Translation. 
Simon Brown
Simon Brown
Simon Brown's This Mud, A Word, was recently released by Frog Hollow Press. 

4:30pm: KaDo

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street
Bilingual
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Janick Belleau
Janick Belleau
The poems of cultural journalist and communicator Janick Belleau have been published for over 30 years.  
Marshall Hryciuk
Marshall Hryciuk
One of Canada's leading haikuists Marshall Hryciuk makes a return visit to VERSeFest. 

7pm: Hall of Honour

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street
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Anne-Marie Desmeules
Anne-Marie Desmeules
Desmeules’ collections have garnered many awards, including the GG’s Award and the Prix de poésie de Radio-Canada. 
Gwen Benaway
Gwen Benaway
Gwen Benaway writes heart wrenching, thought provoking, honest, and graceful poems in Holy Wild (Book*hug). 
New Inductee/Nouvelle recrue
New Inductee/Nouvelle recrue
New Inductee to the Hall of Honour 

Other Happenings

KaDo Renga

1:30pm • Embassy of Japan, 225 Sussex Dr.