Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Sq
A celebration of Japanese forms presented by members of KaDo, featuring LeRoy Gorman
LeRoy Gorman
LeRoy Gorman’s minimalist poetry and haiku has appeared in print since 1976 and has garnered numerous awards.


Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Sq
Anne Simpson
Griffin Poetry Prize winner Anne Simpson has written 7 books of poetry, fiction, and essays. She lives in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
Christine McNair
Christine McNair's Conflict was published by BookThug in 2012. She's a book conservator in Ottawa and hosts CKCU Literary Landscapes.
Ken Babstock
Ken Babstock’s most recent collection is Methodist Hatchet. His work has been translated into German, Dutch, Serbo-Croatian and French.

7pm: Hall of Honour Ceremony

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St
Greg Frankson
Greg Frankson is the founder of Capital Slam and has been performing spoken word for a decade.
William Hawkins
William Hawkins has lived most of his life in Ottawa, with side trips to Vancouver, Toronto, Tallahassee and Mexico.


Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St
Erik Lindner
Dutch poet Erik Lindner advocates spreading poetry using all available means and media, and across all national and linguistic lines.
Hélène Gelèns
Hélène Gelèns of Amsterdam has been performing her poetry since 2000. Her 2nd collection received the prestigious Jan Campert Prize.