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Ottawa International Writers Festival Virtual Fall Season - Week 10

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Week 10, October 19 - 25, 2020

Live Author Visits:

The inimitable Shelagh Rogers, host of CBC’s The Next Chapter, joins Jesse Thistle and David A. Robertson for a discussion on family, community and healing.


Join us for the launch of a bold and breathtaking anthology of queer Indigenous speculative fiction, edited by Joshua Whitehead, the author of Jonny Appleseed. With jaye simpson, Nazbah Tom and Adam Garnet Jones.


A deeply personal and informed reflection on the modern world--and why so many feel disillusioned by it. Hosted by CBC’s Olivia Robinson.


Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in The Barren Grounds, an epic middle grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Robertson. The House of Styx takes readers 250 years before the events in Derek Kunsken’s bestseller, The Quantum Magician. Hosted by Sean Wilson and Kate Heartfield.


Introducing Afterland, a blend of psychological suspense, American noir, and science fiction from South Africa’s Lauren Beukes. Award-winning author M.R. Carey begins The Rampart Trilogy with The Book of Koli. Hosted by Hattie Klotz and Sean Wilson.


Pre-recorded Event(s):

Since its publication in 2017, The Lost Words has enchanted readers with its poetry and illustrations of the natural world. Now, The Lost Spells, a book kindred in spirit and tone, continues to re-wild the lives of children and adults. Hosted by Hattie Klotz.



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Titles featured during Week 10 of the Ottawa International Writers Festival Virtual Fall Season, October 19 - 25, 2020. Please see for more details.