Headliners Archive

2020

LitFest Goes Virtual

Dorothy Thunder, Julia Zarankin, Desmond Cole, Lorna Crozier, Mila Bongco-Philipzig, Titilope Sonuga, Naomi McIlwraith, Ian Keteku, Karrie Auger, Saltwater Hank, and more.

All from 2020 

2019

HomeWord

Arleen Paré, Gianmarco Visconti, Matthew Stepanic, Nisha Patel, Rayanne Haines, Canisia Lubrin, Nermeen Youssef, Natalie Wee, Jenna Butler, Pierrette Requier, and more.

All from 2019 

2018

Your Voice Here/Nêhiyawêtân/Toi.Ta Voix. Ici.

Marilyn Dumont, Manijeh Mannani, Laurie MacFayden, Rayanne Haines, Jocelyne Verret, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Timiro Mohamed, Liam Coady, Brandon Wint, E.D. Blodgett, and more.

All from 2018 

2017

Horizons/Eskonahkwahk

Gisèle Villeneuve, Richard Van Camp, Joel Katelnikoff, Nasra Adem, Richard Harrison, Donovan Waskahat, Claire Kelly, Shane Book, Kathy Fisher, Medgine Mathurin, and more.

All from 2017 

2016

Poetry Becomes

Bernard Salva, Kelly Shepherd, Peter Midgley, Charlotte Cranston, Manijeh Mannani, Christian Bök, John Leppard, Anna Marie Sewell, Juliane Okot Bitek, Lise Gaboury-Diallo, and more.

All from 2016 

2015

Poetry Moves

Liam Coady, Marco Melfi, Myrl Coulter, Blaine Marchand, Melissa Morelli Lacroix, David Prodan, Lorrie Simunovic, Jocelyne Verret, Marilyn Dumont, Don Perkins, and more.

All from 2015 

2014

Word Bridges

Harleen Cheema, Lainna Lane El Jabi, Jim Hepler, Heather Macklem, Capital City Burlesque, Pushpa Raj Acharya, Steven Heighton, Iman Mersal, Hugh McMillan, Douglas Barbour, and more.

All from 2014 

2013

Word Nation

Ryan Cunningham, Marlon “Arlo Maverick” Wilson, Anna Marie Sewell, Latoya Farrell, Yaa Serwaa Somuah, Heather Simeney MacLeod, Jannie Edwards, Amélie Lanctôt, Trisia Eddy, Lynett McKell, and more.

All from 2013 

2012

Words on the Line

Nancy Mackenzie, Gerry Morita, Mike Lent, Jeff Carpenter, Jem Rolls, Heather Simeney MacLeod, Sydney Lancaster, Lyra Brown, Dymphny Dronyk, Diane Buchanan, and more.

All from 2012 

2011

Get Caught Up

Cathy Hodgson, Tanya Evanson, John Lent, Thom Golub, Michael Gravel, Kerry Mulholland, Sheri-D Wilson, Laurie MacFayden, Kelly Shepherd, Paul Dutton, and more.

All from 2011 

2010

Found in Translation

Politic Live, Helene Garrett, Jolanta Lapiak, George Bowering, Don McKay, Laurie MacFayden, Lisa Martin, Kwazii (Dakwon), Nancy Mackenzie, Shelley Leedahl, and more.

All from 2010