JESSAMY STURSBERG POETRY PRIZE

The Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize is open for submissions, now with an extended deadline of February 15, 2016! The League of Canadian Poets is honoured to present the Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize for Canadian Youth, which has been established to foster a lifelong relationship between Canadian youth and the literary arts, specifically poetry. The prize is supported through a generous donation from the Stursberg family and other donors in honour of Jessamy Stursberg, and is open to students in grades 7 to 12. Visit poets.ca/stursberg for more information.

 

2016 MAYOR’S #POETRYCITY CHALLENGE

To celebrate National Poetry Month and UNESCO World Poetry Day, each year municipalities across Canada are challenged to bring poetry into politics. One mayor leads this annual challenge by inviting a poet to read at a council meeting in March or April, and challenges mayors and councils across the nation to follow suit and join the celebration. Make your city a #PoetryCity! Visit poets.ca/poetrycity to find out more about this year’s challenge and how to get involved.

 

 

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 2016

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 1988, 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.

Find out more about National Poetry Month 2016.

 

 

#LCP50 home page#LCP50

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 admin@poets.ca. Visit poets.ca/LCP50 for more information.

 

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