Writers Festival Radio

By Ottawa International Writers Festival

About the Writers Festival 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. 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.

  1. 1.
    The Traitor's Blade with Kevin Sands
    30:54
  2. 2.
    The Bright Side with Cathrin Bradbury
    44:17
  3. 3.
    Likeness with David Macfarlane
    47:25
  4. 4.
    What You Are with M.G. Vassanji
    34:32
  5. 5.
    Change: How to Make Big Things Happen with Damon Centola
    45:09
  6. 6.
    A Girl Called Echo with Katherena Vermette
    50:17
  7. 7.
    Because the Sun with Sarah Burgoyne
    49:05
  8. 8.
    China with Edward Rutherfurd
    47:44
  1. 9.
    The Good Father with Wayne Grady
    34:19
  2. 10.
    Hummingbird Salamander with Jeff VanderMeer
    41:25
  3. 11.
    Bruised with Tanya Boteju
    29:57
  4. 12.
    Why Birds Sing with Nina Berkhout
    33:55
  5. 13.
    Elizabeth & Margaret with Andrew Morton
    38:17
  6. 14.
    The Girl from Dream City with Linda Leith
    51:44
  7. 15.
    On Time and Water with Andri Snaer Magnason
    31:38
  8. 16.
    A Desolation Called Peace with Arkady Martine
    57:09
  9. 17.
    Mythical Man with David Ly
    33:27
  10. 18.
    Hana Khan Carries On
    45:46
  11. 19.
    Tainna: The Unseen Ones with Norma Dunning
    1:04:15
  12. 20.
    Four Lost Cities with Annalee Newitz
    1:05:22
  13. 21.
    The Relatives with Camilla Gibb
    39:36
  14. 22.
    The Deficit Myth with Stephanie Kelton
    54:43
  15. 23.
    Nothing the Same, Everything Haunted with Gary Barwin
    41:55
  16. 24.
    Gutter Child with Jael Richardson
    45:44
  17. 25.
    A Town Called Solace with Mary Lawson
    41:27
  18. 26.
    Speak, Silence with Kim Echlin
    34:28
  19. 27.
    Blaze Island with Catherine Bush
    41:16
  20. 28.
    The Centaur’s Wife with Amanda Leduc
    25:18
  21. 29.
    The Push with Ashley Audrain
    35:57
  22. 30.
    29 Breathing Life into Art and Art into Life with Stephen Nachmanovitch
    46:06
  23. 31.
    28 Protecting the Well Being of Children Featuring Kim Hellemans and Jane Bertrand
    1:11:07
  24. 32.
    27 Student Activism and the Climate Crisis Featuring Vidya Shah and Alexis Benns
    1:00:31
  25. 33.
    26 War At The Snow White Motel with Tim Wynne-Jones
    22:24
  26. 34.
    25 Education and Social Mobility with Andy Hargreaves
    45:12
  27. 35.
    24 Writing for Young Readers featuring Kenneth Oppel and Deborah Ellis
    1:06:10
  28. 36.
    23 Yes, It's Systemic featuring Eternity Martis and Tessa McWatt
    1:04:56
  29. 37.
    22 The Ever-Present Past featuring Maggie O’Farrell and Sarah Xerar Murphy
    1:15:22
  30. 38.
    21 Fighting for Peace Featuring Tim Cook and Scott Anderson
    1:19:07
  31. 39.
    20 A Life with Books, Writers and Virago: Emma Donoghue in conversation with Lennie Goodings
    44:00
  32. 40.
    19 Spotlight on Arsenal Pulp Press featuring Sachiko Murakami and Jillian Christmas
    1:12:56
  33. 41.
    18 Craft, Content and Process Featuring andrea bennett and John Elizabeth Stintzi
    56:10
  34. 42.
    17 Imagining Worlds (part 2) Featuring MR Carey and Lauren Beukes
    1:10:26
  35. 43.
    16 Imagining Worlds (part 1) Featuring David A. Robertson and Derek Kunsken
    54:32
  36. 44.
    15 Letting Go of Anxiety with Tara Henley
    42:41
  37. 45.
    14 Crime and Punishment Featuring Katie Tallo, Amy Stuart and Scott Thornley
    1:26:24
  38. 46.
    13 Lies That Tell Us Truth Featuring Shani Mootoo, Mona Awad and Farzana Doctor
    1:29:07
  39. 47.
    12 Truth as Fiction and Fiction as Truth Featuring Helen Humphreys and Will Ferguson
    56:08
  40. 48.
    11 Agency and Consent Featuring Rebecca Watson and Annabel Lyon
    58:24
  41. 49.
    10 The Art of the Short Story with David Bergen, Frances Boyle and Souvankham Thammavongsa
    1:17:09
  42. 50.
    09 Orange Shirt Day with Michelle Good
    46:24

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