Annual Conference and AGM

agmREGISTRATION FOR THE 2017 AGM AND ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS NOW OPEN.

The League’s 2017 AGM and conference will take place in Toronto from June 9 to 11, 2017. We are excited to have our annual awards celebration, feminist caucus programming, members-only events and much, much more! Stay tuned to this page and sign up for our newsletter to receive the most up-to-date information about programming, registration, discounts, and more.

The League’s annual conference is proud to have events each year that are open to the public. These events are of interest to writers, poets, publishing professionals, and patrons of the arts!

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2017 AGM AND CONFERENCE

REGISTER THROUGH EVENTBRITE TODAY!
Please register by May 18 Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (extended registration deadline!)

Full conference ticket: $195 members/$235 non-members
For individual event prices, please see the schedule below.

Registration is now open for our 2017 AGM and conference! View the complete schedule and ticket breakdown below. Members and non-members can purchase tickets through Eventbrite here. If you would like to pay for your registration by cheque, please complete this registration form (click to download) and mail it to the League office with your payment.

Members who are only interested in attending the AGM must RSVP either through Eventbrite or by emailing nicole@poets.ca.

2017 CONFERENCE PROGRAMMING AND SCHEDULE
Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place in the CSI Building meeting rooms at 192 Spadina Avenue in Toronto.

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

Registration desk and member book display open

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Feminist Caucus Business Meeting and reading (free public event)

10:00 am – 11:30 am: Revisit, Revise, Revolutionize: a two-part harmony (public panel; $25*) — panellists: Adebe deRango-Adem, Janice Jo Lee, Paulina O’Kieffe, Andrea Thompson; moderator: Susan G. Cole

12:00 am – 1:00 pm: Welcome lunch (members only)

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Self-promotion for poets (public panel; $25*)  — panellists: Phoebe Wang and Dwayne Morgan; moderator: Christen Thomas

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm: Language, form, thought, and poetry (public panel; $25*) — panellists: Julie Cameron Gray, Kate Sutherland, and Sheri-D Wilson; moderator: Canisia Lubrin

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Anne Szumigalski lecture, delivered by Marilyn Dumont (public event; $40/$25 for members**); tickets include catering and limited drink tickets

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

Member book display open

9:00 am – 12:00 pm: League of Canadian Poets Annual General Meeting (members only; light breakfast served)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch and open mic reading (members only)

1:45 pm – 4:30 pm: Poetry master class session with A.F. Moritz (members only; $65)

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Annual awards ceremony and presentation (public event; $40/$25 for members**); tickets include catering and limited drink tickets

SUNDAY, JUNE 11

12:30 – 3:30 pm: Joseph Sherman Memorial Reading for New Members (free public event)

*Panels are open to the public, and cost $25 each or $60 to attend all three
**Members are welcome to purchase additional tickets at the member price to these catered events for their guests; guests do not need to be League members

ACCOMMODATION AND ACCESSIBILITY

While the League was not able to secure any hotel discounts this year, we’re happy to provide a map and list of several hotels in downtown Toronto that are within walking distance of or a short trip on public transit from our venue. The venue (CSI Spadina, 192 Spadina Avenue) is accessible on transit by the 501 (Queen), 505 (Dundas), and 510 (Spadina) streetcars.

For discounted rates, we recommend using discount sites like Booking.com or Expedia.ca, or even searching out accommodations on AirBnB.

 

The 510 Spadina streetcar connects with the subway at Union Station (Line 1, Yonge-University), as well as at Spadina Station (Lines 1 and 2, Yonge-University and Bloor-Danforth). Any accommodation near either subway line or any streetcar routes will yield a straightforward commute to and from the venue!

Events will be taking place on in accessible ground floor meeting rooms — there are several steps to get into the space, with a ramp available for access as well. Unfortunately, there is no elevator.

There is a parking garage just north (a one-minute walk) of our building, Chinatown Centre Parking, as well as several other Green P parking lots in the area.

Seating will be available at every event.