OTTAWA –If you have done your share of pandemic binge-watching and would like to shift to binging on books, the artistic director of the Ottawa International Writers Festival has reads to recommend.
Sean Wilson jokingly encourages giving the remote a break, “Netflix is running out of content,” he says.
“People are reading and beautifully supporting independent bookstores. That’s a great thing.”
All of the festival’s events are now virtual and free.
“It’s free, one hundred percent free, obviously were hoping people will donate and just as important as donating to the festival is going and buying books because now more than ever writers can’t get out on the road. They can’t do that hand-selling, so it’s so important that we support them.”
The festival’s next event “The World as We Know It”, steaming live Monday at 7:30 p.m. features authors who seem “eerily prescient” in this pandemic era.