Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
2
Saturday
Mar
2013
3
Sunday
Mar
2013
2:00pm • Bridgehead Roastery • 130 Anderson St.

Workshop Twisting Reality:Hiding in Plain Sight

10
Wednesday
Apr
2013
7:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Avenue (at Bank Street)

One on One with Alexander McCall Smith

Hosted by Inger Ash Wolfe
18
Thursday
Apr
2013
7:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Avenue (at Bank Street)

419: One on One with Will Ferguson

Hosted by Alan Neal
20
Saturday
Apr
2013
8:30pm • National Arts Centre Panorama Room • 53 Elgin st.

Suddenly, A Knock on the Door Etgar Keret in Conversation with Jonathan Goldstein

Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Israel
25
Thursday
Apr
2013
6:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Stories within Stories, Truth within Lies: Thomas Pletzinger, Ron Currie Jr. and Ruth Ozeki

Hosted by Michael Blouin
8:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

All In A Day Songwriter’s Circle: Random Play with Alan Neal

Hosted by the CBC's Alan Neal
26
Friday
Apr
2013
12:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Essentials of the Short Story: A conversation on craft with Nancy Jo Cullen and Tamas Dobozy

Hosted by John Metcalf
6:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Writing your Life with Amber Dawn, Iain Reid and Miriam Katin

Hosted by Mark Medley
8:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Every Happy Family with Cathy Marie Buchanan, Saleema Nawaz and Shyam Selvadurai

Hosted by Mark Medley
27
Saturday
Apr
2013
12:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

How It Began: A Time-Traveler's Guide to the Universe with Chris Impey

St. Laurent Academy's Michael Leveille
2:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives with John Elder Robison

Hosted by The Ottawa Citizen’s Joanne Laucius
4:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement with Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis

Hosted by the Ottawa Citizen's Joanne Chianello
5:00pm • The Manx Pub • 370 Elgin St.

Plan 99 Fiction Cabaret with Tamas Dobozy and Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Hosted by David O’Meara
6:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

House of Anansi Poetry Bash: Adam Dickinson, Sara Peters and Michael Crummey

Hosted by David O’Meara
8:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Northern Scene: Taqralik Partridge and Ivan E. Coyote

Hosted by the CBC's Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
28
Sunday
Apr
2013
11:00am • Table 40 • 11 Springfield Rd.

Lunch with Sarah Elton at Table 40 by Fraser Cafe

2:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

One on One with Colm Toibin

Hosted by Elizabeth Hay
4:00pm • Mayfair Theare • 1074 Bank St.

Northern Scene: Northwords with Shelagh Rogers, Geoff Morrison, Rabindranath Maharaj and Noah Richler

Hosted by Shelagh Rogers
4:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Banned in Canada with Howard Chaykin

Hosted by The Ottawa Citizen’s Kate Heartfield
5:00pm • The Manx Pub • 370 Elgin St.

Plan 99 Poetry Cabaret with David Seymour, Stephanie Bolster and Rona Shaffran

Hosted by David O’Meara
6:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

River of Stars: One on One with Guy Gavriel Kay

Hosted by Neil Wilson
6:30pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Avenue (at Bank Street)

The Future of Food for a Crowded Planet: with Sarah Elton Lorraine Johnson and Barry Estabrook

Hosted by The CBC’s Bob Carty
8:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Criminally Great Writing with Peggy Blair, Inger Ash Wolfe and Gail Bowen

Hosted by CBC's Sandra Abma
8:30pm • National Arts Centre Fourth Stage • 53 Elgin st.

Northern Scene: I Count Myself Among Themby Richard van Camp.

Hosted by Shelagh Rogers
29
Monday
Apr
2013
6:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

The Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person with Rabbi Harold Kushner

Hosted by The CBC's Laurence Wall
8:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Suffer The Child with Emmanuel Dongala, Kenneth Bonert and Mia Couto

Hosted by Steven Hayward
30
Tuesday
Apr
2013
6:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe with Lee Smolin

Hosted by Stephen Brockwell
8:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now with Douglas Rushkoff

Hosted by Andrew Potter
9:05pm • Bytowne Cinema • 325 Rideau St.

The Adventures Of Prince Achmed Silent Film and Live Music

5
Sunday
May
2013
11:00am • National Arts Centre Panorama Room • 53 Elgin st.

Books and Brunch with Sandra Martin, Dorothy Speak, Carolyn Abraham and Stephen Maher

8
Wednesday
May
2013
7:00pm • Jean Pigott Place, City Hall • 110 Laurier Avenue West

Eat Street: Recipes from the Tastiest, Messiest, and Most Irresistible Food Trucks with James Cunningham

Hosted by CBC’s Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
13
Monday
May
2013
7:00pm • Saint Paul University Amphitheatre • 223 Main Street

Paris with Edward Rutherfurd

Hosted by Charlotte Gray
15
Saturday
Jun
2013
7:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Avenue (at Bank Street)

The Silver Star:One on One with Jeannette Walls

Hosted by CBC's Sandra Abma
17
Wednesday
Jul
2013
9:00pm • Outside City Hall • 110 Laurier Avenue West

Music & Film Under the Stars: Canadian Short Films with new scores by Mike Dubue

24
Tuesday
Sep
2013
12:00pm • Restaurant E18hteen • 18 York Street

Literary Luncheon with Margaret Atwood A fundraiser for Children’s Literacy

7:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Avenue

One on One with Margaret Atwood

Hosted by CBC’s Alan Neal
7:00pm • Sunnyside OPL • 1049 Bank Street

OPL Teen Author Festival: Elizabeth Wein

30
Monday
Sep
2013
7:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Avenue

One on One with Wayne Johnston

Hosted by CBC's Adrian Harewood
9
Wednesday
Oct
2013
7:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Avenue

Fire and Ashes: One on One with Michael Ignatieff

Hosted by Craig Oliver, Chief Political Correspondent, CTV News
22
Tuesday
Oct
2013
7:00pm • Empire Grill • 47 Clarence Street

Chef Lynn Crawford

Hosted by The Ottawa Citizen’s Laura Robin
8:00pm • Shenkman Arts Centre, Richcraft Theatre • 245 Centrum Blvd Orléans

THE OTTAWA BOOK AWARDS / LE PRIX DU LIVRE D’OTTAWA & THE ARCHIBALD LAMPMAN AWARD FOR POETRY

24
Thursday
Oct
2013
7:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

BLUE RODEO: FIVE DAYS IN JULY 20 YEARS IN OCTOBER!

Hosted and curated by CBC's Alan Neal
25
Friday
Oct
2013
12:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

The Postsecular Imagination with Manav Ratti

Hosted by Carleton University’s Richard Mann
6:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

A Pretty Sight with David O’Meara

8:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Complete Surprising Fragments of Improbable Books with Stephen Brockwell

Hosted by Michael Dennis
9:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

The Bywords John Newlove Poetry Award

Hosted by Amanda Earl
26
Saturday
Oct
2013
12:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Campaigning for Justice: Human Rights Advocacy in Practice with Jo Becker

Hosted by The Hill Times’ Jim Creskey
2:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Ontario Legal System in Crisis

Hosted by the Ottawa Citizen's Matthew Pearson
4:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

One on One with Amanda Lindhout

Hosted by Louisa Taylor
5:00pm • Manx Pub • 370 Elgin St.

Plan 99: BookThug Launch with Michael Blouin, Sandra Ridley and André Alexis

Hosted by David O’Meara
6:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Long Story Short with Cynthia Flood, Kelli Deeth & Lynn Coady

Hosted by The Ottawa Citizen’s Kate Heartfiled
8:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

To Thine Own Self Be True: Michael Winter and Joseph Boyden

Hosted by the National Post’s Mark Medley
27
Sunday
Oct
2013
11:30am • Metropolitain Brasserie • 700 Sussex Dr.

Literary Luncheon with Joseph Boyden

2:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

One on One with Jody Williams

Hosted by CBC’s Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
4:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Ascent of Women with Sally Armstrong

Hosted by CBC's Sandra Abma
5:00pm • Manx Pub • 370 Elgin St.

Plan 99 Fiction Cabaret with Andrew Steinmetz and Jaspreet Singh

Hosted by David O’Meara
6:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Love and Fear: Rupert Thomson, Wayne Grady & David Gilmour

8:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Crime and Punishment: D.W. Wilson, Catherine Bush & Lisa Moore

Hosted by Sandra Ridley
28
Monday
Oct
2013
12:00pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Masterclass: Reading to Write A conversation with David Gilmour

Hosted by Sean Wilson
6:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Paikin and the Premiers

Hosted by The Ottawa Citizen’s Joanne Chiannello
8:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

The War That Ended Peace with Margaret MacMillan

Hosted by CBC's Laurence Wall
29
Tuesday
Oct
2013
6:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Living History with Denise Chong and Charlotte Gray

Hosted by CBC’s Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
8:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

State of the Nation: John Ibbitson, Susan Delacourt & Paul Wells

Hosted by CBC's National Reporter Rosemary Barton
30
Wednesday
Oct
2013
6:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Things That Go Bump: Carsten Stroud, Corey Redekop & Andrew Pyper

Hosted by Steven Hayward
8:30pm • Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Scene of the Crime: Marcia Clark, Thomas Enger, Jorn Lier Horst & Peter Robinson

Hosted by CBC's Sandra Abma
1
Friday
Nov
2013
7:00pm • Arnprior Public Library • 21 Madawaska Street

Arnprior Expressions Criminal Minds with John Lawton and Peggy Blair

in conjunction with the Arnprior Public Library
7
Thursday
Nov
2013
7:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Avenue (at Bank Street)

Canada in a Century of Change: One on One with Joe Clark

Hosted by Author, Don Newman
11
Monday
Nov
2013
7:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Avenue (at Bank Street)

Not Quite the Classics: One on One with Colin Mochrie

Hosted by CBC’s Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
12
Tuesday
Nov
2013
6:30pm • Nepean Centrepointe OPL • 101 Centrepointe Drive

OPL Teen Author Festival: Lemony Snicket

15
Friday
Nov
2013
7:00pm • Bridgehead Roastery and Coffeehouse • 130 Anderson St. (at Preston)

Twisting Reality with Lesley Livingston and Eve Silver

16
Saturday
Nov
2013
2:00pm • Bridgehead Roastery and Coffeehouse • 130 Anderson Street (at Preston)

Tips and Tricks for Novel Writing a workshop with Lesley Livingston

7:00pm • Bridgehead Roastery and Coffeehouse • 130 Anderson Street (at Preston)

Hiding in Plain Sight with Emily Pohl-Weary and Erin Bow

17
Sunday
Nov
2013
2:00pm • Bridgehead Roastery and Coffeehouse • 130 Anderson Street (at Preston)

In the details: A workshop with Erin Bow

18
Monday
Nov
2013
7:00pm • Nepean Centrepointe OPL • 101 Centrepointe Drive

OPL Teen Author Festival: Lauren Oliver

23
Saturday
Nov
2013
11:00am • Main Branch, Ottawa Public Library • 120 Metcalfe

Support Local: Book Sale and Signing

Presented by Apt613.ca
28
Thursday
Nov
2013
7:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Avenue (at Bank Street)

Our Place in the Natural World with J.B. Mackinnon and Diana Beresford-Kroeger

Hosted by Neil Wilson
30
Saturday
Nov
2013
12:00pm • Metropolitain Brasserie • 700 Sussex Dr.

Literary Luncheon with Ian Rankin

7:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Avenue (at Bank Street)

One on One with Ian Rankin

Hosted by CBC's Alan Neal
7
Saturday
Dec
2013
5:00pm • The Manx Pub • 370 Elgin Street

Ground rules: the best of the second decade of above/ground press 2003-2013

Hosted by rob mclennan