The Ottawa International Writers Festival Canada's Festival of Ideas since 1997
Spring Edition April 28 - May 3 , 2011
Wore Down Trust , by ReLit winner Michael Blouin , incorporates poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, biography, vodka and the blues in an examination of desperation and perseverance. The narrative strings through the lives—pre- and post-death, real and imagined—of American country singer Johnny Cash and Canadian poet Alden Nowlan. Join us for the launch of a postmodern postmortem of hope, aspiration and mortality, told in voices that ring from the American south and Canada's east coast.