Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
22
Tuesday
Jan
7:30pm • NAC, Alan and Roula Rossy Pavilion • 1 Elgin St.

Towards a New World: Poetry and Change 50 Years after the Congress of Black Writers

with David Austin
24
Thursday
Jan
5:30pm • Irene's Pub • 885 Bank Street

Getting a Life: The Social Worlds of Geek Culture – Author Meets Readers

With Benjamin Woo
31
Thursday
Jan
7:00pm • Dominion Chalmers United Church • 355 Cooper St.

2018-2019 Munro Beattie Lecture

With David Chariandy
9
Saturday
Feb
7:30pm • NAC • 1 Elgin St.

Sensing Transgender: Lana and Lilly Wachowski

With Cáel M. Keegan
15
Friday
Feb
6:30pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer ave.

Split Tooth

One on One with Tanya Tagaq
19
Tuesday
Feb
7:30pm • Library and Archives Canada • 395 Wellington St.

The Untold Story of Black Train Porters

With Cecil Foster
21
Thursday
Feb
5:30pm • Irene's Pub • 885 Bank Street

Opening the Government of Canada – Author Meets Readers

With Amanda Clarke
7:00pm • Library and Archives Canada • 395 Wellington St.

Ladies, Upstairs!: My Life in Politics and After

With Monique Bégin
28
Thursday
Feb
7:30pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Ave.

Mourning Has Broken: Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy

with Erin Davis
7
Thursday
Mar
7:30pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Alymer Ave.

Making the Most of our Longer Lives

with Carl Honore
16
Saturday
Mar
2:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Ave.

The Secret Wisdom of Nature

with Peter Wohlleben
18
Monday
Mar
7:00pm • Library and Archives Canada • 395 Wellington St.

Misfit: autistic. gay. immigrant. Changemaker.

With Andreas Souvaliotis
21
Thursday
Mar
27
Wednesday
Mar
7:00pm • Library and Archives Canada • 395 Wellington st.

Son of A Critch

With Mark Critch
14
Sunday
Apr
5:00pm • The Manx Pub • 370 Elgin St.

House of Anansi Poetry Bash

With Karen Solie, Kayla Czaga and Michael Redhill
18
Thursday
Apr
5:30pm • Irene's Pub • 885 Bank Street

Unilateral Acts: A History of Legal Doctrine – Author Meets Readers

With Betina Appel Kuzmarov
2
Thursday
May
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Thursday's Menu

6:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks st.

The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society

with Nicholas A. Christakis
8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Defending Democracy

with Michael Adams and David Moscrop
3
Friday
May
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Friday's Menu

6:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

The Words of My Father

with Yousef Bashir
7:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Secrets from My Vietnamese Kitchen

with Kim Thuy
9:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Crime and Punishment

with S.J. Maher and Ausma Zehanat Khan
4
Saturday
May
1:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

The Art of Diplomacy

with Bruce and Vicki Heyman
3:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

with Lee Smolin
4:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

The Reality Bubble

with Ziya Tong
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks Street

Saturday's Menu

5:00pm • The Manx Pub • 370 Elgin St.

Plan 99 Poetry

with Arielle Twist, Matthew Walsh and Cassidy McFadzean
6:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Imagined Worlds

with Kate Heartfield and S. A. Chakraborty
7:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Radicalized

with Cory Doctorow
9:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Team Human

with Douglas Rushkoff
5
Sunday
May
1:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

True North Rising

with Whit Fraser
3:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Seeing the Stars: Hope, Redemption and Resiliency

featuring Alan Cumyn, Tim Wynne-Jones and Jennifer Cayley
4:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

A Brightness Long Ago

with Guy Gavriel Kay
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks Street

Sunday's Menu

5:00pm • The Manx Pub • 370 Elgin St.

Plan 99 Prose

with Missy Marston
6:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

The River of Life

with Yasuko Thanh and Samra Zafar
8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Beyond Binaries

with Lorimer Shenher, Kristen Worley and Joshua M Ferguson
6
Monday
May
12:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

On Creativity: One on One

with Cornelia Funke
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks Street

Monday's Menu

5:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

with Bruce Pascoe
7:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Truth in Fiction

with Karen Lee White and Richard Van Camp
8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Living History

with Alicia Elliott and Terese Marie Mailhot
7
Tuesday
May
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks Street

Tuesday's Menu

6:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

No Place Like Home

with Nilofar Shidmehr, Pierre Jarawan and David Bezmozgis
8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

On Short Stories, Comics and Mentorship

with Téa Mutonji and Vivek Shraya
27
Monday
May
7:00pm • allsaints event space • 10 Blackburn Avenue

Book Launch: TEARDOWN: Rebuilding Democracy from the Ground Up

Dave Meslin
29
Wednesday
May
7:00pm • Dominion Chalmers • 355 Cooper St.

One on One

with Geddy Lee
6
Thursday
Jun
7:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks Street

Random Play with CBC's Alan Neal

with Lydia Ainsworth, Basia Bulat, Kathleen Edwards, Kobo Town and Tom Wilson
12
Wednesday
Jun
7:00pm • Library and Archives Canada, Alfred Pellan Room (2nd floor) • 395 Wellington Street

Indigenous Writers’ Gathering

with Colleen Cardinal, Suzanne Methot and Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
18
Thursday
Jul
7:00pm • NAC Alan and Roula Rossy Pavilion • 1 Elgin st.

Book Launch: This Is How You Lose the Time War

with Amal El-Mohtar
19
Monday
Aug
10:00am • Ottawa Public Library - Vanier Branch • 310 Pères-Blancs Ave.

Republic of Childhood Pathfinder Writing Camp - SOLD OUT

With Aidan and Neil Wilson
9
Monday
Sep
7:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Alymer Ave.

On Justin Trudeau

with Aaron Wherry and John Ivison
20
Friday
Sep
7:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Ave.

From Where I Stand

with Jody Wilson-Raybould
24
Tuesday
Sep
7:00pm • Library and Archives Canada • 395 Wellington St.

Book Launch: Murdered Midas

With Charlotte Gray
25
Wednesday
Sep
7:30pm • Library and Archives Canada • 395 Wellington St.

Book Launch: Truth Be Told

with Beverley McLachlin
26
Thursday
Sep
7:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Ave.

Akin

One on One with Emma Donoghue
1
Tuesday
Oct
7:00pm • Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Ave.

CANCELLED: A Beginner's Guide to Japan

One on One with Pico Iyer
2
Wednesday
Oct
7:00pm • Dominion Chalmers • 355 Cooper Street

NEW DATE: The Testaments

One on One with Margaret Atwood
5
Saturday
Oct
2:00pm • Library and Archives Canada • 395 Wellington st.

To Speak for the Trees

with Diana Beresford-Kroeger
16
Wednesday
Oct
6:00pm • National Gallery of Canada • 380 Sussex Drive

Between the Pages

An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists
6:30pm • Ottawa City Hall • 110 Laurier Avenue West

City of Ottawa Book Awards / Prix du Livre D’Ottawa

24
Thursday
Oct
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Thursday's Menu

6:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Had it Coming

with Robyn Doolittle
7:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

In My Own Moccasins

with Helen Knott
9:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Poetry Cabaret

with Katherena Vermette and Billy-Ray Belcourt
25
Friday
Oct
12:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Graphic History

with Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm and Katherena Vermette
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Friday's Menu

6:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Where the Heart Is

with Anar Ali and Rebecca Fisseha
7:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks st.

Fame

with Amy Jones and Terry Fallis
9:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

2019 Bywords John Newlove Poetry Award

with Tomasz W. Wiszniewski and Jack Pine
26
Saturday
Oct
1:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Power Shift

with Sally Armstrong
3:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

The Vagina Bible

with Dr. Jen Gunter
4:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

We Have Always Been Here

with Samra Habib
5:00pm • Manx Pub • 370 Elgin St.

Plan 99 Poetry

Jacqueline Turner, K.B. Thors and Nikki Reimer
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Saturday's Menu

6:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Art and Craft

with Steven Price and Jennifer Robson
7:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Make Tomorrow

with Michael Christie and Johanna Skibsrud
9:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

The Day After Tomorrow

with Derek Kunsken and Annalee Newitz
27
Sunday
Oct
1:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Laughing Matters

with Laurie Gelman and Dave Hill
3:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Modern Family

with Rick Prashaw and Amanda Jette Knox
4:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Daughter of Family G

with Ami McKay
5:00pm • Manx Pub • 370 Elgin St.

Plan 99: ARC Poetry Fall Launch

5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Sunday's Menu

6:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Family Ties

with Zalika Reid-Benta, Carol Rose GoldenEagle and Michael Crummey
8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Friends Like These

Sara Peters, Megan Gail Coles and Anakana Schofield
28
Monday
Oct
12:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

All of Me

with Naben Ruthnum and Nathan Ripley
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Monday's Menu

5:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

A Thousand Small Sanities

with Adam Gopnik
7:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space

with Bob McDonald
8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Fear Itself

with Jessica Westhead, Nathan Ripley and Lynn Coady
29
Tuesday
Oct
12:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Adaptation: From Page to Screen

with Cherie Dimaline
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Tuesday's Menu

5:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

With Mona Eltahawy
7:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Where the Wild Things Are

with Karen McBride and Cherie Dimaline
8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St.

Rebent Sinner

with Ivan Coyote
7
Thursday
Nov
7:00pm • Wabano Centre • 299 Montreal Road

Tawaw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine

With Chef Shane Chartrand and Jennifer Cockrall-King
12
Tuesday
Nov
7:30pm • Library and Archives Canada • 395 Wellington St.

Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other

with Ken Dryden
14
Thursday
Nov
7:30pm • Knox Church • 120 Lisgar St.

Books and Biryani

with Uzma Jalaluddin