Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
8:00am

2020 SPRING EDITION CANCELLED

2020 SPRING EDITION CANCELLED

30
Thursday
Apr
8:00am
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.

On April 30th we planned to convene our 40th festival of the finest books, writers and ideas since our launch in September of 1997.

 

Through the many years from that first Festival, nothing has stopped us, not even 9/11. Our opening night went ahead the day after the Twin Towers fell. With writers stranded in airports and with a world turned upside down, our community told us loud and clear: We want and need the company of writers and storytellers to help us make sense of the catastrophe. And what a difference it made in the life of our community to come together in such a dark period.

 

Not this time. It is with heavy hearts that we must cancel our spring edition, knowing that this is the best way we can help keep our community safe.

 

We will miss your company, the great conversations, our onsite bookstore and café, and the inspiration and energy that is the heart and soul of this communion. 

 

So let’s follow the advice of the experts. Let’s take care of ourselves, our families and friends, and those in our community who are the most vulnerable.

 

Let’s not be discouraged by isolation, but take the opportunity to dive into a few good books. 

 

We look forward to seeing you for our next events as soon as the all-clear has been sounded.

 

With love and concern from your friends at the Ottawa Writers Festival.

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