THE LEAGUE OF CANADIAN POETS WELCOMES A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Lesley Fletcher is a literature-obsessed graduate of the Creative Book Publishing Program at Humber College. She rejoins the LCP from the Retail Council of Canada (where she supported independent bookstores and publishers). In the past, Lesley has also worked as a freelance writer and editor, a bookseller, and a social media manager for self-published authors. Lesley spends an unusual amount of time reading, and cannot resist a bookstore, a library, or a dog. The League is grateful to our outgoing director Joanna Poblocka for her 13 years of service to the League.
2016 BOOK AWARDS SHORTLISTS & SHERI-D WILSON GOLDEN BERET AWARD WINNER
We are thrilled to announce the 2016 Poetry Awards shortlists for the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award and, together with the Calgary Spoken Word Society, the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award. The winners of these awards will be announced on Saturday, June 18 at a special awards luncheon at the Canadian Writers’ Summit. Visit poets.ca/conference for more details! Throughout April, visit our Community page to find interviews with and more information about all the shortlisted authors.
Find the full awards announcement here!
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH IS HERE!
It’s time to celebrate the roads we travel, the roads we wish to travel, the roads we’ve found and made and cherished for decades–this year, National Poetry Month will celebrate the road. Since 1998, the League of Canadian Poets has been bringing together schools, publishers, booksellers, libraries, literary organizations, and poets from across the country to celebrate poetry in Canada—in 2016, we’ll look at the roads that brought us here, and we want to know about the roads most important to your literary journey. Even more, we want to know about the roads in your future, in our future, in the future of poetry in Canada.
2016 will mark the 50th Anniversary of The League of Canadian Poets! To celebrate this momentous milestone 50 stories from League members will be featured on our blog (poets.ca/blog) and in our monthly newsletters throughout 2016. Do you have a League story to tell? We’d love to hear your funny anecdote from an AGM, a tale of a memorable reading, or a poignant piece about a particularly important moment in your writing life. Send your submissions to email@example.com. Visit poets.ca/LCP50 for more information.