For a list of readings series and festivals that take place regularly, check out our “Hitting the Road” blog series. You can also find a roundup of literary festivals here. To have your poetry event listed on our website, please email info@poets.ca at least two weeks in advance with the following information: Date, name of event, time, venue name and address, city, province, readers, description, and link.

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National Poetry Month kickoff

April 1

Time. This National Poetry Month, we celebrate time: its gifts, its history, its potential. We celebrate your ten-thousand-hour dedication to mastery. We celebrate your drafts, your notes, your failed projects, your future success. We celebrate the journey. We invite you to join us in celebrating the timeless journey of poetry ...

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1:00 pm

BC: A Timeless Journey – We Are All Roaming Poets & We Bring Gifts

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nanaimo Worth Regional Library, 6250 Hammond Bay Rd
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5W3 Canada

Pat Smekal, David Fraser, and Ursula Vaira will be reading their work related to this year's theme for National Poetry Month. The audience is encouraged to bring their own poetry to read at open mic, interspersed with the readings of the featured poets.

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BC: Time for Poetry

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch, 735 Broughton St
Victoria, BC V8W 2H2 Canada

The Time for Poetry event will involve a reading by poets Yvonne Blomer, Daniel Scott, Wendy Morton, Steven J. Thompson and Barbara Pelman, followed by an opportunity for the audience to have original poems written for them on the themes of time and Canada's 150th.

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$30

Atelier – Performer un poème sur scène : écrire le mouvement

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Maison de la poésie de Montréal, 911, Rue Jean-Talon Est, Local 323
Montreal, Quebec Canada

Le 01 avril 2017 De 13h 00 à 14h 30 Maison de la poésie de Montréal 911, Rue Jean-Talon Est, Local 323 Montréal, H2R 1V5 Catégorie : Événements à venir #performance Contact : Zoé Magalhaès Téléphone : 5145266251 Courriel : info@maisondelapoesie.qc.ca Places restantes disponibles : 3 Description de l'atelier Le passage ...

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1:30 pm
Free

Toronto: Words and Music Salon

April 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Smiling Buddha, 961 College Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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2:00 pm

Nova Scotia: National Poetry Month – Double Book Launch

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E9 Canada

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a double book launch from poets Chad Norman & Matt Robinson. In Selected & New Poems, Chad invites readers to find an entrance into his poems, no more than a room to be entered, a room both comfortable and easily exited, in brief glimpses of time. ...

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7:00 pm

ON: sound one two

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, 305-370 King St. W.
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2X4 Canada

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is pleased to present sound one two, a night of poetry exploring the unfolding time of the reading itself, where each action--from the initial "sound one two" of the mic check to the readings and the mingling following the event--contributes to the temporal experience of the evening. ...

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