Poetry and Literary Events Across Canada

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Windup of 2015 Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: McNally Robinson Booksellers (in the Atrium)
1120 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
More info: We will be gathering as a community to celebrate the latest group of new and emerging writers to complete the Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program. Program participants will be reading from their recent work, and there will be refreshments to follow.
Website: The Manitoba Writers’ Guild Invitation

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Poet: Sandra Kasturi
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Venue: McNally Robinson Booksellers
1120 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
More info:  Come down to McNally Robinson on June 18 in the Travel Alcove for your chance to meet Brett Savory and Sandra Kasturi, engage in a panel presentation, and hear readings from the two author-publishers. Local authors Chadwick Ginther and S.M. Beiko will be on hand to host.
Website: www.facebook.com/events/699264196844130

Monday, June 15, 2015
Poet(s): Deborah L. Delaronde & Rick Chafe
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Burns Family Classroom
Artspace Bldg (second floor)
218-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB
More info: Join two of this year’s Manitoba Book Awards winners as they share their work and speak about their experience writing in Manitoba. Deborah L. Delaronde is the first ever recipient of the Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award. Rick Chafe is the first ever recipient of the Chris Johnson Best Play by a Manitoba Playwright Award. There will be an open floor discussion to follow. Bring a toonie and enjoy a coffee and a donut! This will be the final In Dialogue before the fall, and will be held in the Burns Family Classroom, Artspace Bldg (second floor, 218-100 Arthur Street). Admission is $10, $2 for students with valid student ID.

Envoi Poetry Festival, Winnipeg, May 31 – June 7, 2015
For more info: www.envoifound.com

In Dialogue Reading Series, Winnipeg (Monthly September – April)
For more info: http://www.mbwriter.mb.ca/in-dialogue-the-mwg-reading-series/

Lansdowne Prize for Poetry Series, Winnipeg (Various – location to be re-opened soon)
For more info: http://www.aquabooks.ca/lansdowneseries.php

Saskatchewan Festival of Words, Moosejaw (July)
For more info: http://www.festivalofwords.com/

THIN AIR Winnipeg International Writers Festival, Winnipeg (September)
For more info: http://www.thinairwinnipeg.ca/festivals/thin-air-2013

Speaking Crow Reading Series, Winnipeg (Monthly)
For more info: http://thewriterscollective.org/programs/speaking-crow/

Winnipeg Poetry Slam, Winnipeg (Monthly, January—June)
For more info: http://winnipegpoetryslam.wordpress.com/

Winnipeg Spoken Word Festival, Winnipeg (June)
For more info: http://www.winnipegspokenwordfestival.com

Voices, Ink. Youth Poetry Slam, Winnipeg (Monthly, January—June)
For more info: www.voicesink.org