Ottawa International Writers Festival
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The imagination is our most valuable renewable resource. So, twice a year we convene an international celebration of ideas to recharge our imaginations. From politics to poetry, science to music, history to thrillers, we celebrate the full diversity of the word and the gifted writers who guide us in our exploration of the world. Our year-round special events keep the ideas coming between Festivals.
As the country’s largest independent literary celebration, we believe that a love of reading and learning should be nurtured throughout our lives and that literacy is a birthright. Whether offering writing workshops to the homeless, hosting a Nobel Laureate, organizing our biannual literary celebrations or bringing authors into area schools, our goal is the same: to create an environment that activates creativity and encourages the love of reading, learning and self-expression.
We reached an audience of 22,108 during the 2010 season. That’s almost double the audience-reach from five years ago, and roughly 800% audience growth since our first season in 1997. As noted in Ottawa’s Metro newspaper: “Participation in the festival has exploded.”
Location(s) of Business
314 St. Patrick Street,Ottawa,Ontario,writerfest-052009
The Writers Festival celebrates the world's best writing from home and abroad with a diverse program that presents interactions with leaders in the worlds of science, history, poetry, politics, spoken word, economics, drama, fiction, biography, music and more.