This year Writers Read is bigger than ever, with authors from across Canada, Ireland, and the US. So far we have confirmed fifteen authors beginning with Jordan Tannahill (Sept 22nd), Mary Ruefle (Sept 25th) and Major Jackson (Sept 30th). This year we are in collaboration with the Department of Canadian Irish Studies, the Centre for Expanded Poetics,Universite de Montreal, and Librarie Drawn & Quarterly. We are also collaborating with our very own creative writing students–who will curate part of a literary festival in March 2016. Off The Page marks a major evolution of Writers Read. We are scheduling our spring events to coincide with the student driven festival to ensure a melange of emerging and established authors, both local and from afar. We offer a list of events here, with a request to mark off March 17-20 for our festival that we hope offers even more surprising collaborations of readings, panels, and literary detournements.