Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

The Ottawa International Writers Festival, Spring and Fall Editions, and Write On! are not-for-profit events. As such, we are very grateful for the much needed support of our local, national and international sponsors. These sponsors join us in celebrating community, freedom of speech and literacy.


You can help! To make a tax-creditable donation to support our charitable literacy projects, call us at 613-562-1243.


Potential corporate sponsors are warmly invited to discuss a wide range of opportunities with the Ottawa International Writers Festival Spring and Fall Editions, and our Write On! literacy initiatives. For information on becoming a sponsor of a Oneness-World event or program, email Sean Wilson, Artistic Director.

Major Sponsors

CBC Radio 1


Bridgehead     Ottawa Festivals    Hill Times     Embassy Delta Telus  

Government Funders

Government of Canada     Province of Ontario    City of Ottawa     Canada Council for the Arts    Ontario Arts Council


Website Design by Brian Pirie of Chromatic North 

Poster & Program Cover designed by Eric Schallenberg 

Step Into Stories Logo by Ben Dessaint / Think Ink logo by Erica Gittens