Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Thank you, Ottawa!

Thank you for making 2018 such an amazing success! Boundless gratitude to all of you who came out to the Festival, to all of the talented writers who inspired our community, to all of our tireless volunteers, generous sponsors and Festival Members. 


Visit the Festival Blog for reviews of this year's sessions and stay tuned to our Vimeo Channel for clips from our events.


We're hard at work on our Spring program and have some amazing authors coming in the months ahead! Stay tuned!


Huge thanks to our community for making the writers feel so welcomed and for continuing to support the Festival. 

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