1. Gillian Wigmore reads from "Orient" - October 24, 2014

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    Orient is the third collection from ReLit winner Gillian Wigmore, one of Western Canada’s most accomplished poets. Composed mainly of three long poems—an extended meditation on the connection between man and fish, the lament of a big-souled cowboy poet looking up from rock bottom, and a historical envisioning of an intimate relationship between a pioneer and a powerful crone—Orient leaps, sings, burrows down, and orients the reader within its rich ecosystem. Gillian Wigmore is the author of Orient (Brick, 2014) and two previous books of poems: soft geography (Caitlin Press, 2007), winner of the 2008 ReLit Award, and Dirt of Ages (Nightwood, 2012), as well as a novella, Grayling, (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2014). Her work has been published in magazines, shortlisted for prizes and anthologized. She lives in Prince George, BC.

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    • Vicious from A Pretty Sight by David O'Maera - music by Mike Dubue and Adam Saikaley

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      David O'Meara lives in Ottawa, Ontario. He is the author of three collections of poetry, including most recently Noble Gas, Penny Black (Brick Books, 2008), and a play, Disaster, nominated for four Rideau Awards. His poetry has been shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, the ReLit Award, the Trillium Book Award, a National Magazine Award, and he has won the Archibald Lampman Award twice. He is the director of the Plan 99 Reading Series, Artistic Director of VERSEFest (www.versefest.ca) and was the Canadian judge for the 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize. Mike Dubue is a composer, producer and musician based in Ottawa. Primarily a film composer, Mike can also be found making pop music with HILOTRONS, The Empiricals and Socalled.

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      • Background Noise from A Pretty Sight by David O'Maera, music Mike Dubue & Adam Saikaley

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        David O'Meara lives in Ottawa, Ontario. He is the author of three collections of poetry, including most recently Noble Gas, Penny Black (Brick Books, 2008), and a play, Disaster, nominated for four Rideau Awards. His poetry has been shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, the ReLit Award, the Trillium Book Award, a National Magazine Award, and he has won the Archibald Lampman Award twice. He is the director of the Plan 99 Reading Series, Artistic Director of VERSEFest (www.versefest.ca) and was the Canadian judge for the 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize. Mike Dubue is a composer, producer and musician based in Ottawa. Primarily a film composer, Mike can also be found making pop music with HILOTRONS, The Empiricals and Socalled.

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        • Hello/Goodbye 2014 with Ian Williams and Sara Tilley

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          The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program presented Hello/Goodbye, an event that welcomed poet and fiction writer Ian Williams as the 2014-15 Canadian Writer-in-Residence, and celebrated the completion of Sara Tilley's CDWP residency. This public reading was held at the Arrata Opera Centre in Calgary on September 11, 2014, and was followed by a reception. We welcomed the entire community. For photos of the reception, visit facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.571113559684971.1073741860.208948915901439. For more information on Ian Williams visit ucalgary.ca/cdwp/writer-residence/ian-williams. For more information on Sara Tilley visit ucalgary.ca/cdwp/writer-residence/sara-tilley. The Canadian Writer-in-Residence program, a ten-month residency for emerging Canadian Writers, is a component of the University of Calgary’s Calgary Distinguished Writers Program (CDWP), a program with the goal of celebrating reading and writing. For more information visit ucalgary.ca/cdwp, facebook.com/CalgaryDistinguishedWritersProgram, and twitter.com/CDWP_UCalgary.

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          • Lynn Coady reads from Hellgoing - "Mr. Hope" at the 2013 Ottawa International Writers Festival

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            Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Lynn Coady returned to the Festival with Hellgoing, a collection of eight new stories. Part of a great 2013 Fall Edition October 26 Long Story Short event with short story writers Kelli Deeth and Cynthia Flood. Introduced by host Kate Heartfield of the Ottawa Citizen. http://www.writersfestival.org/events/fall-2013/long-story-short A young nun charged with talking an anorexic out of her religious fanaticism toys with the thin distance between practicality and blasphemy. A strange bond between a teacher and a schoolgirl takes on ever deeper, and stranger, shapes as the years progress. A bride-to-be with a penchant for nocturnal bondage can’t seem to stop bashing herself up in the light of day. Lynn Coady is the author of the bestselling novel The Antagonist, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, as well as the novels Mean Boy, Saints of Big Harbour, and Strange Heaven and the short story collection Play the Monster Blind. She has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award and the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, and has four times made the Globe and Mail's annual list of Top 100 Books. Originally from Cape Breton, she now lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where she is a founding and senior editor of the award-winning magazine Eighteen Bridges.

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            • TODD BABIAK - COME BARBARIANS

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              Author Todd Babiak stops in to chat with Cat about his new novel.

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              • 419: One on One with WILL FERGUSON (PART 3) April, 2013 Hosted by Alan Neal

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                We were thrilled in 2013 to welcome Will Ferguson back to the capital to celebrate his Giller Prize winning novel 419 ! Epic in its sweep and intimate in its portrayal of human endurance, 419: A Novel is literary thriller that spans continents and tells the story of a woman's quest to track down the man she feels is responsible for her father's death. A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine. A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in sub-Saharan Africa. And in the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the Internet, looking for victims. Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And it all begins with a single email: “Dear Sir, I am the daughter of a Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help…” Will Ferguson takes readers deep into the labyrinth of lies that is 419, the world’s most insidious Internet scam. http://www.writersfestival.org April 18, 2013 Ottawa International Writers Festival Hosted by ALAN NEAL of CBC Ottawa's All In A Day To hear the CBC podcast of Alan's in studio interview with Will Ferguson, go to http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Ottawa/Audio/ID/2380517604/ Travel writer and novelist Will Ferguson is the author of several award-winning memoirs, including Beyond Belfast, about a 560-mile walk across Northern Ireland in the rain; Hitching Rides With Buddha, about an end-to-end journey across Japan by thumb; and most recently the humour collection Canadian Pie, which includes his travels from Yukon to PEI. Ferguson's novels include Happiness™, a satire set in the world of self-help publishing, and Spanish Fly, a coming-of-age tale of con men and call girls set amid the jazz clubs of the Great Depression. His work, which has been published in more than twenty languages around the world, has been nominated for both an IMPAC Dublin Award and a Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and he is a three-time winner of the Leacock Medal. Will Ferguson was the winner of the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize. His latest book is 419.

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                • 419: One on One with WILL FERGUSON (PART 2) April 2013 Hosted by Alan Neal

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                  We were thrilled in 2013 to welcome Will Ferguson back to the capital to celebrate his Giller Prize winning novel 419 ! Epic in its sweep and intimate in its portrayal of human endurance, 419: A Novel is literary thriller that spans continents and tells the story of a woman's quest to track down the man she feels is responsible for her father's death. A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine. A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in sub-Saharan Africa. And in the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the Internet, looking for victims. Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And it all begins with a single email: “Dear Sir, I am the daughter of a Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help…” Will Ferguson takes readers deep into the labyrinth of lies that is 419, the world’s most insidious Internet scam. http://www.writersfestival.org April 18, 2013 Ottawa International Writers Festival Hosted by ALAN NEAL of CBC Ottawa's All In A Day To hear the CBC podcast of Alan's in studio interview with Will Ferguson, go to http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Ottawa/Audio/ID/2380517604/ Travel writer and novelist Will Ferguson is the author of several award-winning memoirs, including Beyond Belfast, about a 560-mile walk across Northern Ireland in the rain; Hitching Rides With Buddha, about an end-to-end journey across Japan by thumb; and most recently the humour collection Canadian Pie, which includes his travels from Yukon to PEI. Ferguson's novels include Happiness™, a satire set in the world of self-help publishing, and Spanish Fly, a coming-of-age tale of con men and call girls set amid the jazz clubs of the Great Depression. His work, which has been published in more than twenty languages around the world, has been nominated for both an IMPAC Dublin Award and a Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and he is a three-time winner of the Leacock Medal. Will Ferguson was the winner of the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize. His latest book is 419.

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                  • 419: One on One with WILL FERGUSON (PART 1) April, 2013 Hosted by Alan Neal

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                    We were thrilled in 2013 to welcome Will Ferguson back to the capital to celebrate his Giller Prize winning novel 419 ! Epic in its sweep and intimate in its portrayal of human endurance, 419: A Novel is literary thriller that spans continents and tells the story of a woman's quest to track down the man she feels is responsible for her father's death. A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine. A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in sub-Saharan Africa. And in the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the Internet, looking for victims. Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And it all begins with a single email: “Dear Sir, I am the daughter of a Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help…” Will Ferguson takes readers deep into the labyrinth of lies that is 419, the world’s most insidious Internet scam. http://www.writersfestival.org April 18, 2013 Ottawa International Writers Festival Hosted by ALAN NEAL of CBC Ottawa's All In A Day To hear the CBC podcast of Alan's in studio interview with Will Ferguson, go to http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Ottawa/Audio/ID/2380517604/ Travel writer and novelist Will Ferguson is the author of several award-winning memoirs, including Beyond Belfast, about a 560-mile walk across Northern Ireland in the rain; Hitching Rides With Buddha, about an end-to-end journey across Japan by thumb; and most recently the humour collection Canadian Pie, which includes his travels from Yukon to PEI. Ferguson's novels include Happiness™, a satire set in the world of self-help publishing, and Spanish Fly, a coming-of-age tale of con men and call girls set amid the jazz clubs of the Great Depression. His work, which has been published in more than twenty languages around the world, has been nominated for both an IMPAC Dublin Award and a Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and he is a three-time winner of the Leacock Medal. Will Ferguson was the winner of the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize. His latest book is 419.

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                    • The Painted Door

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                      Based on the short story by Sinclair Ross. A story of adultery, betrayal and consequence. This is the second in Women In Literature project.

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