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The Ottawa International Writers Festival, Spring and Fall Editions, and STEP INTO STORIES/THINK INK 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, click the button below or call 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 STEP INTO STORIES: Ottawa's Festival For Young Readers, as well as a number of ongoing literacy and social inclusion initiatives. For information on becoming a sponsor of a Oneness-World event or program, email Sean Wilson, Artistic Director.


Major Sponsors Mayfair Theatre ARC The Hotel CBC Radio Mayfair Theatre Lord Elgin Hotel VIA Rail

Bridgehead Saint Laurent Academy The Epoch Times

Governmentof Canada Government of Ontario Ontario Arts Council Canada Council for the Arts

With the support of: Custom Printers, Start Communications, Harvest Loaf Bakery, Added Value Editing, Beau’s All Natural Brewing, Embassy of France, Embassy of Finland and Embassy of Greece

Community Partners: Wall Sound, The Ottawa Public Library, The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre, Plan 99, In/Words and the Dusty Owl Reading Series.

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Special thanks to the following publishers for their support of the 2009 Fall Edition:
Penguin Group, Random House, McClelland & Stewart, Key Porter, Harper Collins, Coach House, Douglas & MacIntyre, Exile Editions, Thomas Allen, Biblioasis, McArthur and Company, Signature Editions, Simon and Schuster, Akashic Books, House of Anansi, Anvil, Brick Books, H.B. FENN, Groundwood, Turnstone, Talon Books and University of Alberta Press

Poster & Program Cover based on a design by Paul Berthelot
Step Into Stories Logo by Ben Dessaint / Think Ink logo by Erica Gittens

Gallery: THE ART OF HEALING by Thomas Hogan, an Ojibway artist who paints in the Woodland style first developed by Norval Morrisseau. Each work is a testament to his spirit’s ability to transcend the often difficult realities of the human condition.



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