3pm: Ursula Rucker Workshop

Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square
Ursula Rucker
Join us for this unique opportunity for a hands-on workshop with American spoken word artist Ursula Rucker.


Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square
Paige Ackerson-Kiely
Vermont poet and novelist Paige Ackerson-Kiely is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships for her work.
Barry McKinnon
Barry McKinnon's work has won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award and the bp Nichol Chapbook Award.

8pm: The Summit Reading

In cooperation with the Embassies of the United States and México, and the Ottawa International Writers Festival
National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin St
Pura López-Colomé
Cuernavaca, Mexico poet Pura López-Colomé's new bilingual collection, Watchword, is being published this winter.
Phil Hall
Governor General award-winning poet Phil Hall lives near Perth, Ontario.
Philip Levine
Philip Levine's "work is so emotionally intense, and yet so controlled, so concentrated, that the accumulative effect ... can be shattering."