1pm: Family Workshop

Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market
Danielle Gregoire
Danielle has been active in the Ottawa poetry scene for many years, including performances in the finals of Capital Slam.

3pm: Slam Workshop

Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market
Ian Keteku
Ian conducts poetry workshops for youth and community groups, inspiring people to accept the power of their own voice.

5pm

Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Ave
Tim Bowling
Tim Bowling is a winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry and four Alberta Book Awards.
Shane Rhodes
Winner of an Alberta Book Award for poetry, two Lampman-Scott Awards, the P. K. Page Founder’s Award for Poetry, among others.

7pm

Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Ave
Tim Lilburn
Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Kill-site, Tim is the the author of 8 books of poetry.
Rae Armantrout
"Incisive, chilling poetry" from Rae Armantrout, Professor of Poetry and Poetics at the University of California, San Diego.

7pm

University of Ottawa Alumni Theatre, 550 Cumberland St
Ikenna Onyegbula
Ikenna 'OpenSecret' Onyegbula is a two time Canadian National slam team champion, and the 2011 Canadian Individual Slam Poetry Champion.
Mike McGee
“Mighty” Mike McGee is an international spoken word artist, writer, performer, speaker, slam poet and comic.

9pm

University of Ottawa Alumni Theatre, 550 Cumberland St
Taqralik Partridge
Speaking to city life in the south, Taqralik weaves real-life stories with rhyme, lullaby, and Inuit throat singing.
Ursula Rucker
American spoken word artist Ursula Rucker will perform from her diverse repertoire.

11pm: Afterparty

Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square