Visit Ottawa during the annual Writer’s Festival
- Canada Travel Tips
- Monday, 03 October 2011 18:22
For several days through mid-October, those who are fans of prose will be flocking to Ottawa for the annual Writer’s Festival taking place at various venues throughout the city. According to the event’s website, last year more than 20,000 spectators listened to book readings, lectures and poetry slams held at coffee shops, large academic halls and churches around Ottawa for locals and tourists to enjoy.
Although there will be dozens of writers presenting their amazing talents, there is one occurrence in particular that travellers should not miss. Author Sheila Heti Faber will be discussing her new novel, The Chairs Are Where the People Go, and will be accompanied by the subject of her book, Misha Glouberman, reports the Ottawa Citizen. This unique and expertly written work offers a look into the everyday personal musings of Glouberman.
Readings and lectures will begin October 11th and run through the 25th. Visitors to the Ottawa area can purchase tickets though the website in packages, or for individual events. Those visiting the area who admire the written word should not miss this spectacular display of local and international writing talent.