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November 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
VERSeFest is Ottawa’s annual International Festival of Poetry. Built on a mandate of fostering creative crossroads and community, they feature English and French poetry of all traditions, styles, and forms. Since 2011, they have showcased the best local, Canadian, and international poets performing in both spoken and written word genres. As one of Canada’s largest and most successful poetry festivals, their stages have featured readings by Griffin, Governor General, and Pulitzer Prize winners.
VERSeFest returns with an entirely virtual program featuring 60 poets in English and French. Highlights include readings, slams, interviews, talks, and up-close festival firsts like their Dial-a-Poet and Writing Spaces segments.