Inspire! picks

Three days, hundreds of writers, scores of booths? Here are some suggestions for what to see at the inaugural festival.


Check out the Main Stage on Friday (November 14) at 6 pm, when NOW stage and film editor Glenn Sumi interviews comic Jim Gaffigan, author of Food: A Love Story.

You might just want to park yourself at the Main Stage Saturday (November 15) during the afternoon. Anne Rice is there at noon, William Gibson at 1 pm, Kathy Reichs at 2 pm and Margaret Atwood at 3 pm.

Find me Sunday morning (November 16) at the Discovery Stage, when I’ll be hosting the Woman Interrupted event at 10:30 am with Alisha Piercy, Ursula Pflug and Phyllis Rudin, and talking to Christine Becker at noon and Molly Peacock at 12:30 pm.

Also on Sunday, Reneltta Arluk, Lee Maracle, Daniel David Moses and Yvette Nolan discuss indigenous theatre, 2 pm at the First Nations, Metis & Inuit Circle.

Later that day Robyn Doolittle talks about Rob Ford on the Discovery Stage at 3 pm. 

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